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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…
7 May 2015 | By Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Intelligent Transport
New Volvo electric buses are being tested in Gothenburg ahead of an official launch on the 15 June 2015. The Volvo electric buses will serve route 55 between Lindholmen and Chalmers/Johanneberg in Gothenburg. This new route will be served by three all-electric buses and seven electric hybrids. The vehicles are equipped…
18 February 2015 | By Volvo Bus
London operator Tower Transit has placed a significant order with Volvo Bus for 11 new B5LH double deck buses with Wrightbus Eclipse Gemini 3 bodywork, for delivery in late February 2015...