The Danish city of Aarhus has now put 29 more electric buses into service. These are 29 Volvo 7900 Electric Articulated buses operated by AarBus public transport services.
The new buses complement four existing electric buses that have already been operating in Aarhus since 2019. The order for the additional vehicles comes at a time when six of Denmark’s largest cities have just committed to only purchase zero-emission buses starting this year. Aarhus is the second-largest city in Denmark.
The articulated electric buses from Volvo will not be assigned fixed routes but will be used flexibly when passenger volumes are high. The 18.6-meter-long articulated electric bus can carry up to 120 passengers. Charging will take place in the depot at CCS charging stations from the Polish manufacturer Ekoenergetyka. Fast charging along the route is not planned, most likely also because of the flexible concept. Volvo announced a new pantograph charging option for the Volvo 7900 Electric, although this will not be required in this case.
“We see an increased interest in electromobility in cities all over Europe, as well as other parts of the world,” says Ulf Magnusson, senior vice president for Europe at Volvo Buses. “We are proud to be a preferred partner and can offer complete electromobility systems for both small and large cities.”