Powering zero-emissions vehicles

Volgren has spent the last decade carefully planning the transition to zero-emission buses, first with our hybrid bus body, followed by our electric Optimus prototype in 2019. Continual improvement has been the hallmark of the Optimus and in 2023, Volgren will design and deliver our first Optimus-bodied, Hydrogen Fuel Cell Bus.

With the ability to build on multiple technologies, across our three manufacturing sites, our low and zero emission vehicles now travel the streets of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth.

Unlike other manufacturers, importing complete solutions from overseas, our Optimus E-Bus body builds use close to 100 suppliers and almost 90 percent proportion of local production. Our Optimus E-Bus offers the highest levels of quality in design, engineering and manufacturing – supported by the country’s largest aftersales network.

An electric bus that feels good to travel on

As operators seek the very best electric-powered vehicles to modernise their public transport fleets, our Optimus E-Bus offers unparalleled advantages than any other vehicle in its class.

Optimus E-Bus

The result of literally thousands of hours of research and on-route testing, Volgren’s E-Bus is one of the lightest zero-emission bus bodies in its class.*

Combining everything operators know and trust in the company’s flagship Optimus route bus, the lightweight design delivers longer range (>250km on a single charge), less downtime for charging and Volgren’s unmatched total cost of ownership.

The Optimus E-Bus is a tried and tested solution that operators have successfully deployed in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth.  The body has been successfully engineered to suit multiple electric chassis and complies with the highest levels of safety and flammability standards for buses in Australia.

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Hydrogen Fuel Cell Buses will play an important role towards the transition to zero-emission transport and Volgren is committed to fasttracking this exciting technology.

Our lightweight, corrosion proof, Optimus body has been redesigned for a number of Hydrogen Chassis’. In 2022, Volgren signed a landmark deal with global OEM Wrightbus to introduce, the first European Hydrogen powered fuel cell buses for the Australian market.

The partnership between Volgren and Wrightbus combines Europe’s leading hydrogen chassis manufacturer with Australia’s largest bus body builder.


Our Hybrid vehicles are the perfect example of Volgren designing and introducing new technologies for the Australian market.

Our first Hybrid Optimus Bus Body was designed and built in 2018. Today, we’ve gone on to deliver more than 80 hybrids, building on multiple technologies for operators in New South Wales and Victoria.

Building Hybrids has been an essential learning curve for Volgren and without the experience, we wouldn’t be as advanced on building battery electric buses today.

For more information on Volgren bus bodies, bus sales or to enquire about after sales service, contact us on (03) 9791 4255 or click here to complete our enquiry form.
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