26 Feb '16, 11am

Volvo To Supply 11 Electric Hybrid Buses To City Of Namur, Belgium

Volvo To Supply 11 Electric Hybrid Buses To City Of Namur, Belgium

Volvo has received an order for 11 electric hybrid buses and 2 electric bus chargers to the city of Namur in Belgium. The chargers will be supplied by ABB. This is the largest order to date for the company’s electric bus system. Many cities are introducing electric bus systems as a means to solve the problems of poor air quality and noise. Namur in southern Belgium, with public transport authority and operator TEC, is now buying 11 electric hybrids and 2 automated bus chargers from Volvo. ABB will supply the chargers. TEC buys the bus system as a turn-key solution. This means that Volvo takes full responsibility for vehicle servicing, battery maintenance as well as maintenance of the standard-based charging stations for a fixed monthly cost. Traffic start is planned towards the end of 2016. Volvo’s 7900 Electric Hybrid operate quietly and free of emissions on renewable ele...

Full article: http://electriccarsreport.com/2016/02/volvo-to-supply-11-...

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