The first Volvo 7700 Hybrid city buses are servicing the streets of Gothenburg. Data from the one year test will provide information for upcoming serial production. Read more in the latest issue of On The Move.
Volvo Buses has received an order for 100 buses from Kowloon Motor Bus Company Ltd (KMB) in Hong Kong. The order involves 60 double-decker and 40 single-decker 12-meter buses.
When Volvo’s new hybrid bus now for the first time begins to carry passengers, it is happening in Göteborg. The Göteborgs Spårvägar transit company is participating in a field test with the hybrid bus that provides major fuel savings as a result of electric drive and shutting off the diesel engine at bus stops.
The recession and the financial crisis are now also beginning to increasingly affect the bus industry. Although Volvo Buses reports an increase in sales during the first quarter, the number of delivered buses was lower.
Volvo Buses has received order for 260 buses in India. Among these the city of Bangalore purchased an additional 140 Volvo 8400 city buses.
Volvo Buses has received the Automotive Technology of the Year award in India for the Volvo 9400 6x2 coach model. The first three-axle coach in India, it contributes to transport economy and higher passenger comfort.
Volvo Buses recorded a profit of SEK 72 M for the fourth quarter of 2008, which is somewhat lower than the year-earlier period. The bus industry has been affected by the recession, but to a considerably lower degree than the rest of the automotive industry.
Volvo Buses has received an order for 235 city buses to Sydney and Brisbane, Australia. In addition, there could be another 250 buses to Brisbane in the years ahead.
Volvo Buses is currently taking the next step in the development of its hybrid vehicles with the world premiere of the company’s new double-decker hybrid bus at the Euro Bus Expo show in Birmingham, UK.
Volvo Buses has received its first order for the company’s new hybrid bus, Volvo 7700 Hybrid. Sales-Lentz, a bus operator in Luxembourg, has ordered six hybrid buses with delivery starting in 2009.
Volvo Buses reports increased order intake during the third quarter 2008. Deliveries were higher than in the corresponding period a year earlier, but earnings remained negative.
Read all about the new Volvo 7700 hybrid bus and the first experiences from one of the Nova hybrid bus customers. There is also an article about a customer's positive experience of the fuel consumption of the Volvo 9700 and we take a closer look at the bus services at a Volvo Truck Centre outside Madrid, Spain.
Volvo Buses is one of few global bus manufacturers. In this issue you can read articles from Argentina, USA, Australia, China, India, Belgium and the Sahara desert in Africa.
Volvo Buses has received an order for 222 city buses to Hungary. Deliveries will be made at the end of 2008 and in the first half of 2009.
Volvo Buses has sold the body plant in Turku, Finland. The sale is part of the company’s efforts to enhance the efficiency of the European operations.