Volvo Buses showcases electro mobility solutions in Montreal
Volvo Buses showcased the company’s electro mobility solutions at UITP Montreal, to more than 50 members of the Association of State Road Transport Undertakings (ASRTU), which signifies the interest of ASRTU to embrace electric mobility for public transport.
So far, Volvo has sold over 3000 hybrid, electric hybrids and all-electric buses under its own brand. Volvo’s North American subsidiary Nova Bus has managed to sell over 950 hybrid buses so far. Early this year, Volvo recorded its largest single order for electric hybrid buses, 90 units, for the cities of Namur and Charleroi in Belgium. The most recent product development is a new, electrically powered 40 foot (12.2 m) bus – the Nova Bus LFSe, which is on display at UITP. Similar to Volvo’s electric buses and electric hybrids, the batteries in the Nova Bus LFSe are rapid-charged via a charging infrastructure installed in the bus roof. A charge of 3 to 6 minutes is sufficient for approximately a range of 15 km.
Commenting on the occasion, Hakan Agnevall, President Volvo Buses, said “At Volvo we are proud to be a global leader in this development. As one of the largest manufacturers of buses and coaches in the world, we have a responsibility to society. And we truly believe we can make a difference as pioneers of the global development of sustainable transports.”