Volvo supplies most northerly electric buses

Volvo is to supply 31 of its electric buses to Bodö, a town in northern Norway. When the vehicles and their charging infrastructure are operational in July 2021, they will be the most northerly based electric buses in the world, as well as the first to enter operation north of the Arctic Circle.

Of the 31 electric buses that make up the order, 17 are of the 12-metre Volvo 7900 Electric model and the remaining 14 are high-capacity Volvo 7900 Electric Articulated buses. These can carry up to 120 passengers. The charging infrastructure will be delivered by ABB. The buses will be operated by Nordlandsbuss.

“This is the largest sustainability project for road transport in northern Norway, and it is of immense significance for both the region and for us,” says Anders Mjaaland, Administrative Director of Saltens Group, owner of Nordlandsbuss.

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