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.
Volvo Buses has received its largest order in India to date, for 100 Volvo 9400XL coaches. The company is also announcing major expansion plans for the coming years.
Volvo Buses has secured an order for 409 coaches in Mexico. The buses are scheduled for delivery in 2011.
Volvo Bus Australia has been announced today as the winning contractor for the supply of up to 650 low floor city buses over the next 10 years to Perth.
Volvo has received its first order for buses that operate on both biogas and diesel. Using diesel technology increases environmental efficiency compared with current gas-operated buses.
Volvo Buses has received an order for 57 gas buses from Nobina in Malmö, Sweden. The buses can operate on both natural gas and biogas and contribute to reducing the environmental impact.
Volvo Buses reports a profit of SEK 155 M for the third quarter. Both sales and order bookings were higher than in the third quarter of 2009.
Volvo’s hybrid buses are being sold successfully in Europe. The company is now taking the next step and will commence test driving in Brazil and Mexico.