Nobina orders 122 electric buses from Volvo
Volvo Buses has received three orders from operator Nobina for a total of 122 electric buses for use in the Swedish cities of Gothenburg, Malmö and Hässleholm. The Volvo 7900 Electric and 7900 Electric Articulated are scheduled for delivery in 2022 and 2023.
The smallest partial order is for the city of Hässleholm in southern Sweden. Nobina recently received a new order there, for which the public transport operator has now ordered nine Volvo 7900E buses. According to the announcement by Volvo Busses, they are to be used in regular service from December 2022.
The orders for Malmö and Gothenburg, however, are follow-up orders. For Malmö, Nobina had ordered 60 7900 Electric Articulated buses in January 2020, which have been on the road in Malmö since spring 2021. This fleet is now to be supplemented by 29 vehicles, according to the announcement, once again the 7900 EA articulated bus.
In Gothenburg – Nobina had already ordered 157 electric buses from Volvo here – a total of 84 more vehicles are to be delivered by 2023. According to the announcement, these will be 64 new and 20 used Volvo 7900E and 7900EA – in other words, a mixture of solo and articulated buses.
“We are very pleased with the local and central support for the recent service launch in Malmö of 60 Volvo 7900EA. Volvo Buses was a natural fit for follow-up orders in both southern Sweden and Gothenburg, given our close existing relationship and shared commitment to sustainable, modern and reliable public transport,” says Jens Råsten, Fleet Manager at Nobina Group.
Martin Spjern, Key Customer Manager, Volvo Buses Sweden, adds: “Volvo Buses has a close, long-standing partnership with Nobina and we are delighted to be signing three contracts with them in just a few months, despite the pandemic.”
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