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  • In 2032, Brisbane has pledged to host a climate-positive Olympic and Paralympic Games. The ambitious target is already transforming the whole city, not least its public transport.

  • As Brisbane commits to zero-emissions public transport in the lead up to the 2032 Olympic Games, electric buses are already becoming an increasingly common sight in the city. For operators Keolis Downer, being at the forefront of this transition has been challenging yet rewarding.

  • The purpose of the new partnerships is to provide Volvo Buses’ customers with easy access to innovative, new connected services and offer integrated digital solutions for improved efficiency. The aim is to make Optibus’ public transport management software and Stoneridge’s data and artificial intelligence fuel advice solution available to Volvo Buses’ customers in selected markets in pilot mode during 2024.

  • Volvo Buses has high ambitions when it comes to sustainability, and by 2040, it aims to have a fully decarbonized supply chain. To help achieve this, Volvo Buses and its suppliers will utilize the unique capabilities of artificial intelligence (AI).

  • Public transport operator Keolis has ordered 31 Volvo 9700 double decker buses to be delivered to Gothenburg, Sweden, by the summer of 2025. 26 of the buses will operate in express traffic in the city and five will run on an intercity route from nearby town Borås.

  • Volvo Buses is unveiling a new and updated range of smart safety systems designed to assist drivers and further improve safety for bus occupants as well as other road users. Head of Safety Thomas Forsberg explains why the features go beyond legal demands, are fully integrated into the driver environment and will be available globally.

  • Human Machine Interface (HMI) plays a crucial role in Volvo Buses’ safety systems. Acting System Owner for Driver Environment Ulrika Larborn explains how it creates a seamless, intuitive interaction with the driver for safer bus operations.

  • Volvo Buses is launching new and updated active safety systems that help drivers to drive safely and avoid situations that could result in accidents. The active safety systems include several features with a special focus on the protection of vulnerable road users such as cyclists and pedestrians. The safety systems exceed the new EU regulations, as well as the legal requirements of most non-EU countries.

  • The Volvo BZR Electric is much more than just a new product. Based on the popular and robust B8R universal chassis, with well-proven electric driveline and state-of-the-art batteries from the Volvo Group, the platform enables the electrification of new segments worldwide. Here, Volvo Buses' Fredrik Björn explains the recipe for success.

  • Volvo Buses extends its worldwide electromobility offer to include operations outside and between cities. The new Volvo BZR Electric is a global platform for city, intercity, and commuter operations. It is offered in several configurations to maximize the possibilities for efficient, sustainable, and profitable traffic for operators around the world.

  • Volvo Buses extends its European electromobility offer to include operations outside and between cities. The new Volvo 8900 Electric is an electric low-entry bus for city, intercity, and commuter operations. It is offered in both two- and three-axle configurations, to maximize the possibilities for efficient, sustainable, and profitable traffic for operators. The first versions of the Volvo 8900 Electric will be available in selected European markets during 2025.

  • Viação Catedral, one of the largest passenger transport operators in Brazil, is renewing its fleet and has ordered 152 Volvo B13R Euro 6 double decker coaches for operation on long-distance routes. Almost all of the coaches feature Marcopolo bodies.

  • Prevost, a company in the Volvo Group and one of North America's leading motorcoach manufacturers, is proud to announce the largest contract in its history with a major order from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) of New York State. The MTA has awarded Prevost a contract to manufacture 381 coaches, including a firm order for 250 coaches to be delivered between 2025 and 2026, as well as options to purchase an additional 131 coaches.

  • Luxembourg operator DEMY SCHANDELER S.àr.l. (Demy Cars) has ordered 15 Volvo 7900 Electric buses to operate in intercity traffic. It is the first order for Volvo electric buses with Volvo 7900 Electric bodies built by MCV. The order shows confidence in Volvo Buses’ new partnership with bodybuilder MCV, with the buses set to be delivered in spring 2025.

  • Volvo Buses has now signed an agreement with leading bodybuilder Sunsundegui to manufacture its Volvo 9700 and Volvo 9900 bodies under license. Production is expected to commence in 2024, with the first buses hitting the European market in 2025.

  • Volvo Buses has begun the first demonstration of its 100% electric city bus in real operation in Latin America. The Volvo BZL Electric will run on two routes in Curitiba, Brazil, which connect dozens of neighbourhoods, transporting 135,000 passengers daily and integrating with the city's BRT in several terminals. Further demonstrations of the Volvo BZL Electric will follow in São Paulo, Bogotá, Colombia and Santiago, Chile.

  • Volvo Buses has secured an order for 50 Volvo BZL Electric double deck buses from Edinburgh-based Lothian Buses, the UK’s largest municipal bus company. Three major UK orders have now been confirmed this year. The total number of Volvo electric buses for the UK, including all orders to date and those set to be delivered in the near future, is now over 500.

  • Volvo Buses has signed an agreement with MCV for the manufacture of bodies for the Volvo 7900 Electric and Volvo 7900 Electric Artic, and later for an electric bus for intercity traffic. Production is expected to start in 2024 and the first electric buses with chassis from Volvo and bodies from MCV will be on the market in 2025.

  • Spare parts represent a fair share of the maintenance cost for bus and coach owners. And spare part prices can vary considerably. Why should you buy original spare parts when there are alternatives at much lower cost? Our parts expert Roland Henriksson sorts things out and explains how price and cost are two very different things.

  • Featuring Volvo’s powerful D13K technology and unique enhancements made by Volvo Buses, our new coach platform engine has undergone a number of improvements in order to increase fuel efficiency. Mattias Forssén, Global Product Director, explains what makes it so special.

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