Volvo electric bus fleet set to roll in Sweden
The Volvo electric buses are part of one of the biggest investments ever in all-electric bus traffic in Sweden. Private contractor Skanetrafiken will operate the fleet, which will be the first with interiors including a couch in the rear and USB sockets close to each seat. Apart from being quieter and cleaner, the Volvo 7900 Electric buses use about 80 per cent less energy than corresponding diesel buses. They are charged by green electricity to minimise their environmental and climate impact. The charging happens at the end stations and takes between two and six minutes. Volvo has also sold all-electric buses to Gothenburg and electric hybrids to Varnamo in Sweden. It also has all-electric buses working in Britain, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway and Poland. More than 4000 electrified Volvo buses are working globally.
- The West Australian -