Gothenburg, Sweden-based GS Buss has ordered 30 all-electric buses from Volvo – the biggest single order that Volvo has so far received for this bus model.
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The order is also the biggest order so far for all-electric buses in Sweden.
The new buses will run on route 60 between Redbergsplatsen and Masthugget and also on routes 59 and 62. They will have 200 kWh battery capacity and will be charged at the route’s end stops and in the depot. GS Buss will be responsible for the charging infrastructure. The buses will be delivered next autumn.
Bus route 60 is one of Västtrafik’s most heavily trafficked routes in Gothenburg. In 2017 there were more than 6.2m journeys on this route and additional 0.7m journeys on route 59 and 62.
Says Håkan Agnevall, President Volvo Buses: “It’s great to put more electric buses on the road in Volvo’s home city. We know that the electric buses on route 55 are highly appreciated by passengers, drivers and local residents alike.
“In addition to giving passengers and drivers a pleasanter ride, the electric buses will contribute to a quiet, emission-free environment for everyone living along the route. Electric buses create entirely new possibilities for urban planning since we can bring public transport closer to people, even indoors.”
Volvo has now sold electric buses to Britain, Denmark, Luxemburg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Singapore and Sweden.