Six new electric buses purchased for operation in Drammen, Norway

Posted: 22 March 2018 | | No comments yet

Norway continues to encourage low-emission public transportation, purchasing electric buses that consume 80 per cent less energy than diesel buses…

Norway buys six Volvo 7900 electric buses in turnkey package

Public transportation administration company, Brakar, in Drammen, Norway has purchased six Volvo 7900 electric buses.

Situated south-west of Oslo, the buses will be delivered in January 2019 for operation on Route 51 between Drammen and Mjöndalen: a route of approximately 12km.

The fully electric buses are being sold as a complete turnkey package, meaning that Volvo is responsible for all the vehicle and battery maintenance at a fixed monthly cost.

The buses will be fast-charged using opportunity charging at end stops. The charging stations have already been delivered by Siemens and are based on a common interface known as OppCharge. This enables them to be used by electrified buses from other manufacturers.

Running on renewable energy means energy consumption for Volvo’s electric buses is about 80 per cent lower in comparison to corresponding diesel buses.

Volvo’s fully electric buses have previously been ordered by cities such as Malmö (Sweden), Trondheim (Norway), Differdange (Luxemburg), Harrogate (UK) and Inowroclaw (Poland). In total, the company has sold more than 4,000 electrified Volvo buses globally.