Public transport company Norgesbuss in Oslo, Norway, has ordered 17 electric buses from Volvo Buses. By that, Oslo is the fourth Norwegian city to order fully electric buses from Volvo, after Trondheim, Drammen and Lillehammer.
The buses, which will run in traffic in the area of Romerike just north of Oslo, are being sold as a complete turnkey solution with Volvo providing all maintenance for the vehicles as well as their batteries, at a fixed monthly cost.
The buses will start to operate in the summer of 2019. The first vehicles will be delivered during the first quarter of 2019 in order to be prepared for ITxPT (Information Technology for Public Transport), which is the new standard for IT systems for onboard equipment on the buses and back office systems.
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