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The project, which is giving a 'second life' to batteries, aims to be a step towards circular economy in e-mobility, creating new commercial possibilities for companies.
Volvo Buses has received the largest European single order for e-buses and will deliver the 157 buses to Transdev in 2020 which will operate on a number of routes in Gothenburg.
The vehicle requires 80 per cent less energy than an equivalently-sized diesel bus, and will be tested at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
Volvo Buses is taking part in a research project in which used electric bus batteries get a second lease of life as solar energy storage units.
Paying higher fares and higher road tax is not a problem for 58 per cent of respondents if it increases the number of electric buses and charging infrastructure.
20 June 2017 | By Intelligent Transport
The first commercially manufactured all-electric Volvo buses have started operating in the city of Differdange in Luxembourg.
21 April 2017 | By Intelligent Transport
Volvo Buses and Heliox introduce charging station so electric buses and charging stations from different manufacturers can be used together.
10 February 2017 | By Katie Sadler, Intelligent Transport
Public transport operator TEC Group has placed an order for 90 electric hybrid buses and 12 charging solutions for Charleroi and Namur.
1 December 2015 | By Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Intelligent Transport
Volvo Buses will begin a hybrid bus pilot scheme in the Indian city of Navi Mumbai as part of a government initiative to promote environmentally-friendly vehicles. Volvo Buses, alongside the Navi Mumbai Municipal Transport (NMMT) authority, will introduce hybrid vehicle technology to the city and its surrounding areas in early…