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.
Greyhound has ordered 140 X3-45 coaches from Volvo-owned Prevost. The new vehicles, which are to be used on various intercity lines, will be delivered from February to July of 2009.
For the first time there is now a commercially viable hybrid bus on the market, the Volvo 7700 Hybrid. With up to 30% lower fuel consumption and hybrid components from Volvo, bus operators can earn a payback on the extra cost in only five to seven years.
This autumn, Volvo Buses is launching its new hybrid bus in Europe, the Volvo 7700 Hybrid. It is being unveiled for the first time at the major IAA bus and truck show in Hanover, Germany, in September. Volvo’s hybrid technology generates a fuel saving of up to 30%.
Volvo Buses has signed a letter of intent covering the sale of the body plant in Turku, Finland. The sale is part of the company’s efforts to enhance the efficiency of the European operations.
Volvo Buses has secured its largest order to date for the ITS4mobility telematics system. The system is to be installed on 1,400 buses in the city of Goiânia in Brazil and will enhance the efficiency of bus operations.