How it's done: the Volvo 7900 Electric bus is shown in a video

How it's done: the Volvo 7900 Electric bus is shown in a video
Volvo Buses, as the name suggests, is the division of Volvo that deals with the production of buses; born in Gothenburg, it became an independent division from Volvo in 1968 and is today the largest bus manufacturer in the world, able to offer a whole range of vehicles suitable for all needs.

Inside this rich offer also includes an electric bus model, the Volvo 7900 Electric, declined in two configurations: we have a standard model of 12 meters in length, and an elongated model of 18 meters with intermediate joint which takes the name of Volvo 7900 Electric Articulated . Both models are produced at the Wroclaw, Poland headquarters, which recently released a video showing the production process of these buses, which takes around three weeks for each individual model. Volvo has been producing hybrid vehicles here since 2008, so it can look back on a long experience in electrification.

The chassis of the Volvo 7900 bus comes from Sweden, while everything else is assembled in the Polish headquarters. including the powertrain, consisting of 2 200 kW motors with a 2-speed transmission, and the battery pack that can reach a maximum of 396 kWh.

"During the 3 weeks it takes to produce a bus Volvo 7900 Electric Articulated, the bus visits 21 different workstations, each of which is managed by highly specialized operators. "

"The Volvo Buses production plant in Wroclaw opened in 1996 and has become a European industrial center for this sector. The production area occupies 60,000 square meters and the factory produces buses for city public transport, buses for transport between cities, and vehicles for long distances. "

Volvo's commitment to the production of electric buses helps the slow transition we are witnessing in our cities, to make city public transport less impactful on the environment.