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.
Volvo Bus Australia has been announced as the winning contractor for the supply of another 100 low floor city buses to the customer STA.
Volvo Buses has officially handed over 20 Volvo B5L hybrid Double Deck buses to Arriva London. The new vehicles mark another significant investment in the support of green friendly transportation by Arriva and Transport for London.
2010 was a strong year for Volvo Buses, with more buses sold than in the preceding year and significantly improved earnings. The order intake rose 22% during the fourth quarter.
Volvo Buses has secured an order for 463 bus chassis for Curitiba in Brazil and Quito in Ecuador. All of the buses are to be deployed in the efficient transportation solutions known as BRT systems.
Volvo Buses has secured its largest order to date for hybrid buses. Bus operator Arriva has ordered 27 Volvo 7700 Hybrid buses for the city of Dordrecht in the Netherlands.