Volvo 7900 E (Electric) up to 200 kilometers range and CCS connection

Volvo 7900 E (Electric) up to 200 kilometers range and CCS connection-7900

The Busworld 2017 in Kortrijk is something like the IAA in Frankfurt, a realm of its own for truck enthusiasts, as numerous innovations and developments are presented there. The new variant of the Volvo 7900 E (Electric) – which will soon be used in Trondheim – was also presented to the world there for the first time by the Volvo Bus Corporation. This can be seen in Belgium with a significantly increased range and more charging options, which ensures even greater flexibility in everyday life. The change in battery capacity compared to the predecessor is probably the most obvious.

The new Volvo 7900 E (Electric) is available with a battery capacity of 150 kWh, 200 kWh or 250 kWh. This means that the electric bus can now travel much longer distances between charges, allowing efficient use throughout the day. Depending on the topography and driving conditions, the operational range is up to 200 km.

“The new fully electric bus variant represents an important reinforcement of our product range in the field of electromobility; because it offers our customers maximum flexibility in daily use. During peak times, the bus can drive through without loading breaks. The batteries can be charged during periods of operation when there is less need for transport. On shorter routes, the buses can even run all day and only need to be recharged at the depot at night.– Håkan Agnevall, President of Volvo Buses Corporation

With the new variant of the Volvo 7900 E (Electric), the Volvo Bus Corporation is also reacting to the rapidly increasing demand for electric buses. Because in more and more cities there is an increased demand for an electric bus system in order to switch to sustainable, quiet and emission-free local public transport. However, it has also been recognized that it is not only sufficient to extend the range of the electric bus, the charging options must also be brought up to the state of the art.

As before, the new Volvo 7900 E has the option of fast charging the batteries at the end of the line. Opportunity charging takes place using the open and competition-neutral OppCharge interface. In addition, the batteries can now also be charged by cable via the combined 2 charging system CCS (Combined Charging System); CCS is the European standard for charging electric vehicles via the electricity grid. Due to the different charging options, every operator can choose the best charging interface for himself and for the respective application. The CCS connection is suitable, for example, if you want to charge the electric bus at high power in the depot.

Volvo 7900 E (Electric) up to 200 kilometers range and CCS connection-range

The first models of Volvo‘s new generation of electric buses are expected to go into service at the end of 2018. The electric buses will be sold as a complete turnkey solution, with Volvo taking care of all vehicle and battery maintenance at a fixed monthly cost.

The new Volvo 7900 E – the most important facts:

  • Two-axle low-floor city bus with all-electric drive, 12 meters long and three doors.
  • Quiet and emission-free operation.
  • 80% less energy consumption than a comparable diesel bus.
  • Battery capacity is 150 kWh, 200 kWh or 250 kWh.
  • Charging option via OppCharge or CCS (at 250 kWh only via CCS).
  • Operating range up to 200 km, depending on topography and driving conditions.


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