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20 October 2017

Volvo launches new version of Volvo 7900 Electric bus

First publishedon www.ITSInternational.com
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Volvo buses has launched a new version of its electric bus, Volvo 7900 Electric, with an extended range, more charging options, and increased flexibility for bus operators. It is expected to become operational at the end of 2018.

Battery capacity has been extended and is available in 150, 200 and 250 kWh, allowing the bus to run longer between charges. In addition, the batteries can be fast-charged at the route's end stops, via the open and competition-neutral OppCharge interface. It can also be charged via cable, CCS.

Volvo buses have an operating range up to 200km depending on the topography and has an advanced steering system and safety-enhancing pedestrian and cyclist detection warning available as options.

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Håkan Agnevall, President of Volvo Buses, said: “This is a very important reinforcement of our electromobility product range, giving our customers maximum flexibility in their daily operations. During peak hours the buses can operate continuously without stopping to recharge. Instead, the batteries can be charged once traffic is at off-peak levels. On shorter routes, they can even run throughout the day and be charged at night,”

The new electric buses has its premiere showing at the Busworld international bus fair in Kortrijk, Belgium, on 20 to 25 October.

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