Volvo Bus Australia has officially launched the new Volvo BZL Electric, and the CMV Truck & Bus team have all the information you need about this exciting new model.

The electric bus will provide a quiet ride for customers

Looking to reduce your fuel costs, equip your drivers with the latest technology and safety, and increase the number of passengers you can transport? With the recent launch of the new Volvo BZL Electric in Australia, there’s never been a better time to update your fleet, while knowing that you’ll have the support from Australia’s number one Volvo Bus dealer, CMV Truck & Bus. 

"For over 50 years Volvo Bus has supplied the Australian bus industry with quality vehicles and the BZL is the next generation of quality from Volvo," said CMV Truck & Bus Volvo Bus sales manager Anthony Fisicaro. 

"Plus, when you buy a BZL, like any Volvo Bus, you don’t just get a bus you also get the full support of the most experienced and dedicated bus aftersales team in Australia, along with the most expansive dealer network in the country."

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

"From an operator perspective, the Volvo BZL Electric offers optimum accessibility and serviceability, ensuring that servicing and repairs can be carried out with ease," said Volvo Bus Australia general manager Mitch Peden.

"The accessible design of the Volvo BZL Electric offers multiple practical access points across the vehicle to secure maximum uptime and lower servicing costs," he explained.

Designed for flexibility

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

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The driveline can be configured as a single or dual motor unit with a power output of no less than 540hp (403kW), making the Volvo BZL Electric an untiring hill climber with swift and smooth operation, even on the tightest schedules. 

The two-stage automated gearbox also increases wheel torque at low speed and evens out current peaks, ensuring an improvement in energy economy of up to 80 per cent when compared to a diesel bus.

A Volvo BZL Electric bus is a silent and comfortable experience, for operators and passengers alike. 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 Volvo BZL Electric can offer seating capacity from 31–47 and varying lengths from 9.9–12.5m, plus Volvo also offer route analysis to calculate the range the vehicle will achieve between charges," said Fisicaro. 

"This analysis takes into account the conditions the vehicle will operate in such as climate, the amount of stops and topography."

The bus also features a full low-floor layout, providing unrivalled accessibility and comfort to passengers, including an enhanced experience for the elderly and disabled passengers.

"Our mobility team can set up your BZL to automatically regulate speed limits in a geofenced zone and automatically program the vehicle to wake up to operate the heating or cooling so that the internal saloon is at a comfortable ready-to-operate temperature," said Fisicaro.

Not only will the CMV Truck & Bus team work with you to ensure the Volvo BZL Electric is customised specifically for your business, with a dedicated Volvo Bus Centre located at CMV Truck & Bus Derrimut, the exceptional service doesn’t end after the purchase of your new vehicle. 

The electric bus has impressive power to ensure drivers are not left wanting

CMV Truck & Bus Derrimut’s purpose-built facility offers state-of-the-art equipment and diagnostic tools with nine workshop bays fully equipped to the bus division. Plus, the CMV Truck & Bus team includes factory-trained bus technicians who specialise in the service of Volvo Buses, including electric and hybrid vehicles. 

CMV Truck and Bus customers also have access to a team of expert parts interpreters who can assist with the purchase of bus parts online or over the counter at one of its dealerships. With 24/7 parts availability and field technical support, CMV Truck & Bus truly is your one stop shop for all your bus needs.

With seven locations across Victoria, and sales and service support in South Australia and Tasmania, the CMV Truck & Bus team are here to support you and your business. Contact Anthony Fisicaro and Brad Schulz today to discuss the Volvo BZL Electric and the Volvo
Bus range. 

To find out more, please contact Anthony Fisicaro, CMV Truck & Bus Volvo Bus Sales manager or Brad Schulz, CMV Truck & Bus Volvo Bus account manager, on (03) 9931 6000.

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