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  • Public transport operator BERNMOBIL has awarded Volvo Buses for the delivery of full hybrid articulated and solo buses. The single order of 36 self-charging hybrid electric buses is the largest of its kind for Volvo Buses in Switzerland. The Volvo 7900 S-Charge buses will be delivered from January 2022 to June 2022.

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  • Volvo Buses continues to electrify public transport in cities all over Europe. With 29 new Volvo 7900 Electric Articulated, Aarhus in Denmark, has taken an important step towards its ambition of having a C02-neutral city bus fleet.

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  • In the summer, Volvo's electric buses will begin operating in the Norwegian town of Bodø. They will be the first to provide scheduled services north of the Arctic circle. At the same time, Volvo is also testing its electric buses in warm climates as part of challenging test programmes in Spain and Mexico, among other places.

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  • Volvo Buses’ electromobility solutions to enable cities around the world to become more sustainable, have now reached Latin America with the testing of the Volvo 7900 Electric bus in Mexico City.

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  • A jury of experts has distinguished the Volvo 9700 DD, a new premium model in the long-distance bus segment, with the International Sustainability Award organised by the trade journal Busplaner. The jury based its decision on the innovative aerodynamics concept for reducing fuel consumption and the option of running the vehicle on synthetic fuels or biofuels.

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  • Volvo Buses has received another major order for electrified buses from Belgian transport operator OTW. The order for 64 buses is the largest order for Volvo's latest self-charging hybrid electric bus, the Volvo 7900 S-Charge. The buses will be delivered during the second half of 2021 for use in transport services in the regions of Liège, Charleroi, Brabant Wallon and Namur – Luxembourg.

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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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  • Nova Bus, a subsidiary of Volvo Buses has been selected to supply 15 LFSe+ buses, Nova Bus’ electric buses, by the Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS), the largest transit agency in Wisconsin and primary transit provider for Milwaukee County. This is Nova Bus’ first order of electric buses in the United States.

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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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  • In the current market situation, the transport and travel industry are working hard to regain momentum. In order to support the customers’ business, Volvo Buses together with Volvo Financial Services (VFS) now offer new financial options to help lower the barrier for restarting bus and coach operations.

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  • Volvo Buses has delivered eight new Volvo 9700 coaches to the German Federal Police. The delivery is part of a framework contract entered into in 2018, which comprises a total of 27 units.

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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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  • Nova Bus, a subsidiary of Volvo Buses and the leading North American transit bus manufacturer, have confirmed that the Chicago Transit Board approved the purchase of up to 600 new, 40-foot buses from Nova Bus. These buses will help the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), the second largest public transportation system in the United States that covers the City of Chicago and 35 surrounding suburbs, in its ongoing effort to modernize its fleet to benefit customers and reduce maintenance costs.

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  • Keolis has ordered 22 of Volvo Buses’ new double-decker model, the Volvo 9700 DD. The coaches will be used for express services between Gothenburg and Borås from December 2021.

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  • Volvo Buses is launching an entirely new 4-metre-high version of its double decker, the Volvo 9700 DD, tailored for operations all over Europe. With this latest addition to the product range Volvo Buses now offers customers one of the widest and most flexible ranges of premium coaches for express, line-haul and tourist operations.

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  • Nova Bus, as subsidiary of Volvo Buses and the leading North American transit bus manufacturer, has been awarded a contract for 15 LFSe+, Nova Bus’ long range electric buses, by TransLink, Metro Vancouver's transportation network.

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  • Anna Westerberg has been appointed as President Volvo Buses and new member of Volvo Group Management.

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  • Volvo Buses is launching an all-new version of its successful Volvo 9700 DD double decker. With a height of 4 metres, the new model is tailored for operations in Europe. The double decker is a flexible coach in the premium class, designed for both line haul- and tourist operations.

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  • The Angolan capital of Luanda is modernising and expanding its public transport system with 153 new accessibility-optimised Volvo buses. In addition to the buses the agreement covers financing, servicing and other aftermarket services via the local Volvo Buses partner, Auto Sueco Angola. This holistic approach secures both accessibility and uptime for the buses. The customer is the Angolan Ministry of Transport.

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