Volvo Buses has received an order for 61 coaches for Greyhound Lines. It is Volvos subsidiary Prevost that will deliver the 61 X3-45 coaches during 2011.
Volvo Buses recognized increased order bookings and improved profitability for the first quarter of 2011. As a result of stricter environmental requirements and high fuel prices, demand for hybrid buses is increasing globally.
Volvo Buses has received an order for 177 coach chassis for the JCA Group. This is one of Brazil’s largest passenger transport companies, with more than 3,000 buses and coaches in its fleet.
The Volvo 7700 Hybrid proved to be very reliable in a colder winter than usual in the Norwegian city of Trondheim. Read more in the latest issue of our customer magazine On The Move, in 8 languages.
Volvo Buses and Chinese SAIC Motors have agreed to form a new joint venture company. It is a company for driveline systems for new energy buses such as hybrids and electric buses. The new company will be owned by SAIC with 60% and by Volvo with 40%.
Volvo is developing the buses of the future to attract more passengers. The features being employed are attractive designs, higher capacity and a structure that will shorten travel time.
Volvo Buses has got several new important orders in the UK lately. Three of the orders are for a total of more than 300 buses whereof 51 are hybrid double deckers.
Volvo Buses has received an order for 180 buses for public transport in New York City via its subsidiaries Prevost and Nova Bus. The customer wants to test how the buses cope with the demands of the New York City traffic.
The IKEA department store in Strasbourg, France, has selected a hybrid bus from Volvo as part of its environmental efforts. The bus will operate a shuttle service for customers to and from the store.