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  • After marking its 50th anniversary in Australia this year, Volvo Bus reflects on the passion and diligence of its dedicated bus team over the years. The Volvo Bus Australia (VBA) team look forward to the next 50 years as they continue to provide dedicated service and support to facilitate cleaner more efficient transport solutions.

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  • Leonie Conyers appointed Key Account and Retail Manager for QLD & NT at Volvo Bus Australia, effective April 1st, 2021.

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  • The ECO3 disinfection unit that produces ozone gas is one of the most effective ways to protect drivers and passengers against bacteria and viruses. Hellbergs Buss in Sweden and Meurer Touristik in Germany are two companies that installed the air purifiers in their coaches during the pandemic. “Thanks to the ECO3, we have received several new bookings,” says Mikael Hellberg.

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  • Coach operators are facing the start of another season with low passenger numbers and travel restrictions still in place. “Fast and effective solutions adapted to current market conditions are therefore essential to help our customers restart their businesses,” says Karl Johansson, Business Development Director, Coach Europe at Volvo Buses.

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  • The new Volvo 9700 DD is designed for maximum flexibility and comfort. Just like Volvo’s other coach models, three key concepts have shown the way throughout the design process: care, credibility and evolution. Dan Frykholm, Head of Design at Volvo Buses, explains why.

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  • Luxembourg’s pioneering work with sustainable transport solutions has enabled innovative connected services to be trialled on hybrid buses in real urban environments. This in turn has helped Volvo Buses develop its new Volvo S-Charge, self-charging electric bus.

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  • With 2021 marking 50 years since Volvo Bus reached Australian shores, Volvo Bus Australia reflects on the decades of success, based on its unwavering commitment to its values of quality, safety and environmental care.

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  • 2021 marks a special milestone for Volvo Bus Australia, as it celebrates 11 consecutive years as the leader of the bus and coach industry. With the milestone marked, Volvo’s dedicated bus team reflect on the years of continuous innovation, growth and improvement.

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  • Volvo 7900 Electric Articulated is one of Volvo Buses’ latest contributions to the transition towards sustainable public transport. Press play on the image below and find out how this state-of-the-art-bus is made.

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  • Driving technique has an important impact on the energy consumption of an electric bus. In Gothenburg, Sweden, 750 drivers are preparing for one of the biggest transitions to electric public transport in northern Europe.

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  • More and more cities around Europe are investing in fossil-free and sustainable public transport. With 145 Volvo Electric Articulated buses, Gothenburg, Sweden, takes the step to large-scale electrified public transport in December. The goal is for all city buses in the region to be electric by 2030.

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  • 2020 has marked significant career milestones for both David Woodward and his son Stuart Woodward as they reach 25 years and 15 years with Volvo Bus Australia, respectively. Throughout the years, both David and Stuart have provided integral support to the Volvo Bus Australia team and have nurtured vital relationships with customers and industry stakeholders.

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  • On 21st October, Volvo Buses hosted a live online event from Gothenburg, which included demonstrations of various high-power charging infrastructure in real operation.

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  • Today the Great Place to Work® Institute and Fortune have revealed their annual list of the 25 World’s Best Workplaces that stand out for creating globally exceptional employee experiences, high-trust relationships, and workplaces that are fair and equal for all. Volvo Group was selected out of over 10,000 organizations that participated in the survey process, representing the voices of 10.2 million employees in 92 countries. Its winning culture thrives on fostering strong connections and meaningful work.

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  • October marks Volvo Bus Australia’s 1000th bus delivery to the Public Transport Authority of Western Australia (PTA). The milestone represents a decade long relationship, with both organisations looking forward to the arrival of the first Volvo Electric Buses into Perth in 2021.

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  • Using playfully designed electric buses from Volvo, the City of Gothenburg, Sweden wants to get more children to read. Since the new mobile libraries are both emissions free and quiet, they can drive into zero emission zones – and even into buildings.

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  • Buslines reflect on the passionate people and unrivalled service they have experienced from Volvo Bus Australia over the years, as we hear about how they are truly making the most of the Connected Services technology.

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  • One of the largest bus companies in Scandinavia is expanding its Norwegian fleet and electromobility is high on its agenda. Vy Buss AS will have 150 electric buses on the road by the summer of 2021 and is ready to meet the challenges ahead.

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  • Volvo Buses has passed a symbolic milestone on its journey towards Zero City. The company’s electric buses have together driven more than 10 million kilometres. Marie Carlsson is Director for City Mobility Business Development at Volvo Buses.

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  • Since the start of the pandemic, Volvo Buses has been focussing on safety related to Covid-19. Now it has developed a sanitation program for coach. “We want to support our customers in offering their passengers a safe way to travel by coach in these times, while still guaranteeing a comfortable and relaxing journey”, says Karl Johansson, Business Development Director, Coach Europe at Volvo Buses.

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