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The Volvo 7900 Electric Articulated is the name of the new electrically-powered articulated bus that can carry up to 150 passengers and with 80 per cent lower energy consumption compared to a corresponding diesel bus.

Volvo Buses is unveiling the Volvo 7900 Electric Articulated at the Busworld show in Brussels.

Volvo says the vehicle is engineered to be able to be driven in defined zones with particularly strict demands concerning noise, exhaust emissions and speed, such as zero-emission zones in urban centres and indoor bus stops.

It also can be equipped with Safety Zone Management, which automatically prevents specified speed limits from being exceeded, and Pedestrian & Cyclist Detection System, which alerts the driver if there is a risk of collision with pedestrians or cyclists.

Håkan Agnevall, Presidfent of Volvo Buses, says: “In order to make it as simple as possible for our customers to take the step into an electrified future, the Volvo 7900 Electric Articulated is available as a turnkey solution at a fixed, predetermined cost per kilometre. We ensure that the operator always has a bus ready for the road, without the need to purchase it. Servicing, repairs, battery maintenance and driver training are all included.”

Busworld is being held on October 18–23.

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