Most noteworthy, Volvo Buses received the largest single order for electric buses in Europe. First of all, Volvo Buses is delivering 157 electric articulated buses to Transdev. All most importantly starting in 2020; which is so damn cool!
In addition, the buses are going to operate on a number of routes in Gothenburg. With their introduction, emissions and noise will be so so significantly reduced. In addition and most noteworthy, these electric buses are able to operate in sensitive areas. I mean now areas that before were zones with special restrictions.
I mean electric buses glide so noiselessly and without emissions. They also have the ability to pick up passengers indoors. Now when they are powered by a renewable source of electricity is so green. So so green!
Look, because in the absence of exhaust emissions also comes reduced noise levels. I mean all from electric buses. Therefore they offer huge potential in urban areas. First, the reduced noise levels make it possible to carry out bus routes in the AM.
Second, electric buses offer so much better air quality and less noise. Because electric buses create new opportunities for school planning and even for road infrastructure.
However and most importantly, when starting building our fleets you need standardized fast electric charging. Because that’s enabling charging stations becoming compatible and inter-connectable. That’s when other bus companies going electric. Therefore the standardization of infrastructure and equipment is most importantly so essential. It therefore gives more flexibility to transport companies.
All of the buses will therefore be of the recently launched the 7900 Volvo Electric Articulated model. Thereby a great benefit is our planet.
In conclusion, the Volvo Electric Articulated can carry 150 passengers. All with energy consumption 80 per cent lower than that of a diesel bus. Finally, the Volvo Electric Articulated combines high passenger capacity with low operating costs. The buses will be charged at quick-charge stations along the route. Therefore using the industry common charging interface OppChargeTM, in order to ensure the most efficient operation possible. In addition to the electric buses, the order includes 27 Euro VI buses for regional operations, running on biodiesel.
Other locations globally are investing in electric buses too. For example, the Government of Canada has invested $182.5 million to support the deployment of electric chargers. That’s as well as the development of codes and standards for low-carbon vehicles and refueling infrastructure.
Finally, electric buses clearly is offering reduced maintenance costs and greenhouse gas emissions. Especially thanks to their electric motor system; powered by an integrated battery system. In addition, integrated systems such as doors, air-conditioning systems as well as power steering are electric.
Gothenburg, November 5, 2019