Volvo Buses Launches Volvo 8900 Electric Intercity Bus In Europe

The Volvo 8900 Electric comes in two- or three-axle configurations, with a capacity of up to 110 passengers.

Volvo Buses has extended its European electromobility offer to include operations outside and between cities with the new Volvo 8900 Electric, a low-entry bus for city, intercity, and commuter operations.

“(The Volvo 8900 Electric) is offered in two- and three-axle configurations, to maximize the possibilities for efficient, sustainable, and profitable operation. The first versions of the Volvo 8900 Electric will be available in selected European markets during 2025,” according to a press release. “Volvo Buses’ low-floor electric buses are in daily operations in 25 countries. One of the key success factors in the European market has been the Volvo 8900, in operation since 2010. The new 8900 Electric platform builds on that success.”

“It’s logical to include electrified solutions for intercity, transit, and commuter operations. The 8900 Electric is a dedicated European offer and another major step in our efforts to provide efficient and sustainable people transport solutions,” Thomas Nylund, Head of Volvo Buses Europe, said.

The Volvo 8900 Electric has a capacity of up to 110 passengers. The driveline can be specified with one or two motors, giving a traction power of up to 400kW, or 540 hp. In combination with the modular battery arrangement of up to 540 kWh, these options make the Volvo 8900 Electric suitable for most applications in extended city and intercity operation, according to Volvo.

“The Volvo 8900 Electric also comes with several features that boost comfort and safety for the driver. A multi-function steering wheel and a dynamic instrument cluster provide an overview of important driver information, enhancing driver focus and control,” the released added. “The Volvo 8900 Electric is built on the all-new Volvo BZR Electric chassis — a platform based on a Volvo Group common e-mobility architecture. This means that major components and sub-systems are manufactured in large volumes, which is an advantage when it comes to spare parts commonality and logistics. This in turn means more operator uptime. The body for the Volvo 8900 Electric will be manufactured by the selected partner, MCV.”


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