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Volvo Buses receives order for 13
electric buses from Malmö in Sweden
Added by admin 30/06/17
Volvo Press Information - June 22, 2017
operator Nobina has ordered 13 electric Volvo buses, which will
operate in Malmö from the end of next year. This is the biggest
single order so far for the Volvo 7900 Electric and marks one of
the biggest drives for all-electric bus traffic in Sweden.
“It’s really gratifying that one of Malmö’s main routes will now
be completely electrified with our quiet and exhaust-free
electric buses. Electrically powered bus operations contribute to
a far better environment for everyone who lives, travels or
spends time in the city, and this is a trend we naturally want to
boost,” says Jörgen Sjöstedt, head of Volvo Buses on the Nordic
market. “It’s also highly significant that we are yet again
delivering to Nobina, to whom we have been supplying buses for
more than 80 years. Nobina is one of our most important
The new buses are of the Volvo 7900 Electric model. They use
about 80 per cent less energy than corresponding diesel buses and
will be powered by green electricity to minimise environmental
and climate impact. The bus batteries will be charged at the
route’s end stops, a process that takes between three and six
minutes. The buses will run on route 7 in the city of Malmö, a
distance of 14.7 km.
Volvo’s electric buses recently started operating in the city of
Differdange in Luxemburg. In addition to the all-electric Volvo
7900 Electric, the Volvo Buses range of electrified vehicles
encompasses hybrid buses and electric hybrid (plug-in hybrid)
models. All told the company has sold more than 3500 electrified
Volvo buses globally.
Volvo 7900 Electric
- Fully electrically powered, two-axle,
12 metre long city bus with low floor and three door openings.
- 80 % lower energy consumption than a
corresponding diesel bus.
- Quiet, exhaust emission-free.
- Equipped with electric motor and
- The batteries are charged at the end
bus stops in three to six minutes *.
*Charging time varies with topography, load and climate
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Panoz announces an endurance electric
Added by admin 16/06/17
Ben Coxworth - June 15, 2017
official name is the Green4U Panoz Racing GT-EV.
Panoz, the American sports car manufacturer that's a key player
in the Nissan-backed DeltaWing project, recently partnered with
parent company Green4U Technologies to develop a new electric
race car. Known as the GT-EV, plans call for it to have a range
of 90 to 110 miles (145 to 177 km) per battery pack and a top
speed of 175 to 180 mph (282 to 290 km/h), allowing it to compete
in long-distance endurance races.
The idea is that instead of doing a whole race on one battery
pack, the car will periodically make pit stops to have
freshly-charged packs swapped in. It should reportedly be
possible to do so in about the same amount of time that it takes
to refill a conventional race car's gas tank.
It will have a lightweight carbon fiber chassis, an off-center
enclosed cockpit, active aerodynamic features that reduce drag on
straightaways, and all-wheel-drive. The latter will be thanks to
two motors – one powering the front wheels, and the other
powering those in the rear. All four wheels will also feature
regenerative braking, to help boost the car's range.
More (photos and text (Panoz))...
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