New Volvo BZL Electric

FEBRUARY 18, 2022
Great news! Volvo Buses have officially launched the new Volvo BZL Electric and the South Central Truck & Bus team have all the information you need about this exciting new model.

With the new Volvo BZL Electric, you get proven e-mobility technology, high passenger capacity and charging solutions to match your operation.

A premium chassis built to the highest standards is the foundation of the Volvo BZL Electric bus, offering a silent and comfortable experience for both drivers and passengers alike.

Designed for flexibility

The Volvo BZL Electric bus comes with multiple options for the bodybuilder, giving you the ultimate flexibility. 

Wheelbase and overhang can easily be adapted to a body design to meet your operational requirements, while the component packaging is developed for maximum serviceability.

Powerful and smooth

The Volvo BZL Electric bus features a powerful driveline and optimised transmission, delivering impressive torque, power and drivability for safe operation in the most demanding conditions. 

Optimized battery positionings also contribute to the excellent handling and smooth driving experience.

The driveline can be configured as a single or dual motor unit with a power output of no less than 540hp, making the Volvo BZL Electric an untiring hill climber with swift and smooth operation, even on the tightest schedules.

All-day energy commitment, charged for your route

Passenger capacity, driving range between charges and the climate are all important considerations when deciding how to configure the on-board energy storage system of the Volvo BZL Electric bus. 

To ensure that the Volvo BZL Electric is customized to your routes and specific requirements, the South Central Truck & Bus and Volvo Buses team will work with you, the operator, to determine the energy demand for the route, and will then guarantee that the capacity will be available.

With Volvo Buses’ useable energy commitment, there is no need to worry about batteries.

A comfortable workplace

With world-class ergonomic design and logical layout, the Volvo BZL Electric bus has been designed to make driving easy, quiet and comfortable for the operator. 

The extensive adjustment options and ergonomic dashboard layout reduce stress and improve working comfort for the driver. 

Volvo’s chassis concept also makes the most of the smooth electric propulsion, resulting in less vibration when driving. 

The best part? The Volvo BZL Electric bus is a workplace designed to attract, recruit and retain skilled drivers.

Silence inside

A Volvo BZL Electric bus is a silent and comfortable experience, for operators and passengers alike.

The Volvo BZL Electric buses driveline has been fine-tuned to perfectly harmonize with the premium quality chassis design, making for a perfect base for building a bus with very low interior noise. 

Your passengers will appreciate the quiet atmosphere, while also offering relief for the driver, helping to reduce stress and stay more focused and alert.

The silent propulsion also reduces noise for residents along the route, allowing the bus to get closer to where people live and work.

Safety and security

The Volvo BZL Electric bus has structural safety built in from the very start. 

Suspension, driveline and brakes help the driver to stay in control and avoid incidents, and with Volvo’s Zone Management, you can add Safety Zones to further reduce risks in certain areas. 

Working towards zero

With the clean and silent Volvo BZL Electric bus, your business can offer comfortable transport that complies with the toughest restrictions on emissions and noise, plus help to reduce congestion. 

With automated technologies like geofencing and Safety Zones, you can increase overall traffic safety.

Keen to find out more about the Volvo BZL Electric Bus? Our team are ready to assist you in finding the right bus for your requirements, routes and business’ applications.

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