Whether it is for the chassis, braking system, engine, lighting, electrics or vehicle equipment: EUROPART can supply you quickly and reliably with wearing parts and spare parts for the maintenance and repair of your Volvo buses. Our product range includes spare bus parts for current and older models such as the B5LH, B7L, B10M, 7700, 7900, 9700 or 9900.
Volvo: resolutely towards the electric motor
Volvo is widely positioned: complete buses in Europe, chassis and cooperation across the rest of the world. This Swedish company has a worldwide presence as a global player. Over the past years, Volvo has positioned itself particularly clearly when it comes to public service vehicles – with a resolute orientation towards electric drive systems, at least for the market in Sweden. Following the conventional public service vehicles with a diesel engine came parallel hybrids in which the diesel engine was significantly more compact. The next step is from plug-in hybrids to purely electric drive systems, which still need to face the challenge of recharging. However, the first purely electric buses are already on the roads in Göteborg for the public transport service.
Volvo and Siemens have signed a cooperation agreement on the supply of electric city bus systems. Under this agreement, the Volvo Bus Corporation will supply hybrid electric buses and fully electric buses, while Siemens will supply and install the required high-performance charging stations with a charging capacity of up to 300 kilowatts for the electric vehicles. The two companies have been working together since 2012 in the area of electromobility and are now expanding their cooperation. The aim is to jointly develop a standard for the charging infrastructure so that towns and cities can switch more easily to electric bus systems.
Volvo leads in electromobility concepts
Volvo takes a leading role when it comes to electromobility concepts: the Swedish bus manufacturer already introduced its first Volvo diesel hybrid bus to the market in 2009. Since then, it has supplied more than 5,000 electric and hybrid electric buses to 21 countries. Since June 2015, the first fully electric buses have been on the road under the Volvo brand name as part of the ElectriCity project in the Swedish city of Göteborg. During its one-year trial phase, the Volvo 7900 Electric Hybrid showed that this technology enables fuel consumption and CO2 emissions to be reduced by up to 75 percent compared to Euro 6 diesel buses and that the total energy consumption can be reduced by 60 percent. These figures are the average annual savings on a reference European line route with a distance of 9.6 km between two charging stations; the CO2 proportion in electric operation is measured in the same way as with passenger cars and on the assumption that the electricity is generated without using fossil fuel.
Volvo 7900 Hybrid family
The complete Volvo 7900 Hybrid bus range from the Volvo Bus Corporation consists of the two-axle diesel hybrid bus, the three-axle hybrid articulated bus and the electric hybrid bus, the Volvo 7900 Electric Hybrid. Chassis with the Volvo hybrid bus powertrain also form the basis for British double-decker buses and BRT shuttle buses in South America and other markets. The Volvo 7900 Hybrid is what is known as a parallel hybrid, driven by a Volvo D5F215 4-cylinder diesel engine with 161 kW / 219 PS and an electric motor with 120 kW / 800 Nm, both installed in the rear of the bus.
Classic coach travel
When it comes to coaches, Volvo uses classic, proven features: the high-decker 9500 coach forms the basis, followed by the 9700 and the 9900. The 9900 has the distinctive ascending window line in the side panel and the ascending floor with theatre seating in the passenger area. The Volvo 9900 is driven by the Volvo D11K, a six-cylinder in-line diesel engine with common rail injection and a choice of 279 kW / 380 PS, 316 kW / 430 PS or 338 kW / 460 PS.