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VOLVO IS LOOKING FOR BODYWORKERS FOR THE E-BUSES IT EXPECTS TO SELL IN MEXICO

MUST FIT 7900 ELECTRIC CHASSIS

 Colombiabus newsroom – Revista Via Libre

The Volvo 7900 electric bus arrived in Mexico in 2021 to be much more than a test vehicle, for the country’s urban transport operators to evaluate it and obtain key information to make their transport electrification projects viable. Since it arrived, it has been discussed, manufacturing possibilities at the company’s plant in Tultitlán, considering that the current model that travels the country on demonstration routes has European origin, built in Poland, at the Grudziadz plant.

But it is also necessary to have bodies of local development that allow, in addition to boosting the development of the Mexican bus industry, offer versions at more competitive prices and have better weapons to face the Chinese brands that have been arriving in the country with their integral units.

That is why the Swedish manufacturer is looking for bodies that are coupled to the 7900 electric platforms, which could accompany the original Volvo. This experience is not new, since at the time the articulated 7300 had both integral versions (chassis and bodywork), in addition to options in charge of both AYCO and Marcopolo.

Rafael Kisel, general manager of Volvo Buses México, has said several times that they are looking for the equation that best responds to the needs of the Mexican market, and if in foreign buses a large part of their success has been working closely with body manufacturers Mexicans, in electric buses would be a formula to find more competitive prices.

Marcopolo is already aware of Volvo’s initiative, and they would be willing to develop an electric version of the Torino to integrate with the 7900 chassis, which could expand the collaboration between the brands to develop articulated and bi-articulated versions, which in many cases are the axis of the renewal of fleets in massive systems and BRT not only in Mexico, but throughout Latin America, as could be seen in the renewal of Transmilenio’s trunk fleet, mostly made up of 27-meter bi-articulated ones.

AYCO, could also be a candidate, considering that work has already been done with Volvo, it is also capable of coupling to other chassis, which, at least initially, could facilitate the development of a version suitable for the 7900.

TESTS FOR 6 MONTHS STARTED THE VOLVO 7900 ELECTRIC IN MEXICO CITY

Colombiabus Newsroom – Volvo Buses Global

WIDE INTEREST IN LATIN AMERICA IN THE RESULTS

Volvo Buses wants to bring the good results of its experiences in Europe with electromobility solutions and is now expanding its global reach to the Latin American market by testing the Volvo 7900 electric bus in Mexico City, with tests on line 4 of the Metrobús system.

The all-electric unit is 12 meters long, features Volvo Buses’ signature technology and mitigates emissions and noise, contributing to the development of a more sustainable city. “Electromobility is not just for the future, it is here today. Demands and ambitions to reduce or minimize emissions and noise are rapidly driving this development. Now we are happy that Mexico City is joining many other cities around the world to test and then hopefully move to electrified public transport” says Anna Westerberg, President of Volvo Buses.

Volvo Buses has been present in Mexico for more than 20 years and continues to provide the most innovative solutions in sustainable mobility in the country. The goal is to deliver its electromobility technology in line with the Zero City concept, with the ambition of zero emissions, zero congestion, zero accidents and zero noise. Volvo Buses is an experienced and trusted partner for the implementation of urban electromobility solutions and systems, with a successful track record in various cities around the world over the last ten years.

The Volvo 7900 electric bus being tested in Mexico City runs on a 330 kW battery and is configured for overnight charging. The unit has a low floor, providing easy access for passengers and more efficient operation. It also has universal access for people with disabilities, with space for a wheelchair and guide dog. The bus will be subjected to the most demanding tests in real operation for six months.

VOLVO BUSES AND CAIO SEND 35 EURO 6 LOW ENTRY BUSES TO MEXICO METROBUS

Colombiabus Newsroom – Caio Induscar

THEY ARE THE FIRST CAIO IN VOLVO CHASSIS OF 15 METERS

The São Paulo bus manufacturer Caio and Volvo Buses México partnered again and sold 35 buses to the Mexico City Metrobús system, which will run on Line 4 that connects the city’s international airport and connects with Paseo de La Reforma.

The new buses will help improve the capacity of the system, which daily handles about 1.5 million passengers. The buses are of the Millennium model, called Access in Mexico and as a novelty, they are the first units to be built on the Volvo chassis, on the B8R LE 6X2 chassis, which allow reaching 15 meters in length. The bodies were manufactured at the Caio plant in Botucatu (São Paulo) and shipped by SKD to be assembled to the platforms at the Volvo Buses México facilities in Tultitlán.

The chassis, which is not yet marketed in Brazil, has a low floor for maximum accessibility and air suspension. The double-leaf sliding doors, which are located in the middle of the axles, are imported from the Netherlands. Additionally, they are equipped with a mobile ramp to access the Sliding Door, for access by people with reduced mobility.

The indoor lounge also has Braille signage and space for a guide dog. The units have technological resources, such as GPS preparation, micro-camera preparation, interior and exterior LED lighting and electronic itineraries also in LED, located at strategic points on the body. Also, noteworthy is the internal lounge, which included exclusive armchairs for women.

VOLVO BUSES Y CAIO ENVÍAN 35 BUSES EURO 6 PISO BAJO A METROBÚS DE MÉXICO

Redacción Colombiabus – Caio Induscar

SON LAS PRIMERAS CAIO EN CHASIS VOLVO DE 15 METROS

El fabricante paulista de autobuses Caio y Volvo Buses México se asociaron nuevamente y vendieron 35 autobuses al sistema Metrobús de Ciudad de México, que rodarán por la Línea 4 que une el aeropuerto internacional de la ciudad y alcanza a conectar con el Paseo de La Reforma.

Los nuevos buses ayudarán a mejorar la capacidad del sistema, que diariamente moviliza cerca de 1.5 millones de pasajeros. Los buses son del modelo Millennium, denominado Access en México y como novedad, son las primeras unidades que se carrozan sobre el chasís Volvo, sobre el chasís B8R LE 6X2, que permiten alcanzar los 15 metros de longitud. Las carrocerías se fabricaron en la planta de Caio en Botucatu (Sao Paulo) y se enviaron en SKD para montarlas a las plataformas en las instalaciones de Volvo Buses México en Tultitlan

El chasís, que aún no se comercializa en Brasil cuenta con piso bajo para máxima accesibilidad y suspensión neumática. Las puertas correderas de doble hoja, que se ubican en la mitad de los ejes son importadas de los Países Bajos. Adicionalmente, están equipados de rampa móvil para acceder a la Puerta Corredera, para el acceso de personas en condición de movilidad reducida.

El salón interno también tiene señalización en Braille y espacio para un perro guía. Las unidades cuentan con recursos tecnológicos, como preparación para GPS, preparación para microcámara, iluminación interior y exterior en LED e itinerarios electrónicos también en LED, ubicados en puntos estratégicos del cuerpo. Destaca también el salón interno, que incluyó butacas exclusivas para mujeres.

VOLVO BUSES STARTS TESTING THE 7900 ELECTRIC IN MEXICO CITY

Colombiabus Newsroom – William Marroquín

THE BUS WILL TEST ON LINE 4 OF THE METROBÚS SYSTEM

All city governments seek solutions to the challenges that arise due to climate change and passenger transport is in the eye of the hurricane, since a lot is required of this activity as it must offer sustainable and environmentally friendly solutions. If we talk about Mexico City, the challenge is bigger, since it is the fifth most populated city in the world, with about 22 million inhabitants.

To respond to these challenges, Volvo has arrived in the Mexican metropolis with an innovative solution that is faithful to the premises of every bus of the Swedish brand, such as respect for the environment, quality and safety. That is why a 12-meter Volvo 7900 electric bus has been brought to Mexico City, which has begun tests on Metrobús Line 4, the BRT transport system of the huge Latin American city.

Line 4 of the Mexico City bus system is a line that is characterized by light and open stations, which by having to cross through the Historic Center respect its urban environment. It should be noted that in this line the first hybrid buses were released in Mexico, which began their operation in April 2012, with 54 vehicles of the Volvo 7700 model, which stood out for their low floor and a very low consumption diesel engine combined with a generator electric that delivered minimal noise and emissions. The line has connected important points such as Buenavista, Zócalo, Alameda Central, La Merced, the TAPO Bus Terminal and the International Airport.

The 7900 bus is capable of transporting up to 95 passengers (sitting and standing), it has a recharging system through CCS-type connectors to replenish power at night, when the operation ends and the bus is at its terminal. It delivers 330Kw of power, the rear axle is provided by ZF and to ensure occupant safety it has disc brakes, ABS, EBS, ASR traction control, hill start assist, ESP stability program and can also include the telematics systems solutions such as the Safe Zones package.

In this way, Volvo Buses hopes to continue with electromobility projects in cities and have a new success story, in this case in Latin American cities. With this commitment, Volvo frames the launch of its electric bus under the #CiudadCero concept, with which it seeks to promote the transition towards levels of zero traffic, zero accidents, zero noise and zero emissions.