Volvo Buses relies on Egyptian MCV to produce ebus for European market
Well, today Volvo Buses announces that it has signed a letter of intent with the Egyptian bodybuilder MCV (Manufacturing Commercial Vehicles) with the intention of producing bodies for its electric buses for the city and intercity segments in European markets.
Series production is scheduled to begin in the summer of 2024, and delivery of the first electric buses to European customers is planned for early 2025.
The goal is for MCV to produce the bodies for the Volvo 7900 Electric and Volvo 7900 Electric Artie two- and three-axle city buses under license.
For the intercity segment, Volvo Buses and MCV will work together to develop an electric offering. As previously announced, chassis production will remain at Volvo Buses plants in Boras and Uddevalla, Sweden.
MCV is already a major partner of Volvo Buses and has successfully delivered bodies to customers in the United Kingdom, such as Metroline, which will use electric buses in London’s public transport system.