Volvo Buses has secured orders for a total of 82 Volvo 7900 electric buses, which they will deliver to three locations in Finland.
61 of the buses are destined for Helsinki, Finland’s capital, while 13 electric buses have been ordered for Joensuu and eight will be delivered to Savonlinna.
“We are delighted that within a short period of time we have confirmed three electric orders in Finland. We are especially pleased with the largest order for Helsinki, where we are now establishing a strong foothold for our complete electromobility solutions.”
19 of the Volvo 7900 Electric buses in Helsinki will be articulated. The articulated models will be charged in the end stop of the route with a ‘pantograph down’ system, which enables the quick and efficient charge of high passenger capacity electric buses. The other 42 buses will be charged in the depot overnight.
The new electric buses will offer a quiet and smooth driving experience and ride. One of the determining factors for choosing Volvo Buses was the company’s focus on safety and reliability.
The Volvo electric buses will start operating in Joensuu in the summer, while those being delivered to Helsinki will begin service in autumn. The delivery of eight Volvo 7900 buses in Savonlinna will start operation in early 2023 and will be the city’s first electric buses.
“We fully support the city of Savonlinna as it takes its first steps towards electrifying its public transports. As more and more cities around the world aim to become Zero Cities, these orders show that Volvo Buses is in a strong position to support the same transformation in Finland.”
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