The production of Volvo 7900 Electric Articulated, which can take up to 150 passengers, was shown in the new video with a lot of details.
The chassis for the 7900 comes from Sweden, but the rest of the assembly, including installation of electric powertrain (2x 200 kW plus a 2-speed transmission) and the battery (up to 396 kWh) takes place in Wroclaw. The plant has made hybrids since 2008.
"During the three weeks it takes to manufacture the Volvo 7900 Electric Articulated, the bus passes 21 workstations on the main line and the hands of many more highly skilled operators."
"Volvo Buses production plant in Wroclaw opened in 1996 and has become an industrial center for European bus operations.
The production area is 60,000 m2 and the factory produces complete city buses, intercity buses and coaches."
Volvo 7900 Electric Articulated specs:
- Length: 18 or 18.7 m.
- Passenger capacity: Up to 150 passengers.
- Driveline: Dual electric motors with two-speed transmission. Max. power output 2x200 kW, max. torque 31 kNm at the driven axle.
- can handle a fully loaded start on a 20-degree uphill slope
- Batteries: Lithium-ion batteries with up to 396 kWh energy storage capacity.
- Charging systems:
CCS Combo 2
OppCharge - charging station-mounted pantograph (panto down) or roof-mounted pantograph (panto up)