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  • A global survey conducted by Volvo Buses reveals that demand for coach journeys is on the rise. Among the markets surveyed, passengers in Latin America and southern Europe show most interest to travel by coach again, whereas people in northern Europe are slightly more hesitant. In total 65 % of the respondent’s state that they are planning for a coach journey within a year.

  • Volvo Buses is launching a powerful new fuel-saving platform for its premium coach range and for chassis customers. With power ratings up to 500 hp and fuel savings of up to 9% it will be a true cost saver for tour, charter and line-haul operations.

  • A recent study conducted by the University of Madrid has revealed that full hybrid bus technology reduces carbon emissions by as much as a third more than mild hybrid bus technology. Enrique Alcalá is one of the researchers who conducted the study in collaboration with Volvo Buses.

  • Latrobe Valley Bus Lines was one of the first operators in Australia to implement Volvo’s hybrid product – which has seen excellent outcomes for the environment, passengers and drivers. Now the company is taking the next step on its ambitious electromobility journey with its participation in the Victorian Zero Emissions Bus trial (ZEB) later this year.

  • In addition to contributing to quieter urban environments, electric buses also have a major impact on residents’ sleeping and health. “The electrification of public transport creates enormous opportunities when we plan and build the sustainable cities of the future,” says Belma Krslak, a sound expert at the City of Gothenburg.

  • Connectivity and digitalisation open up new opportunities for creating safer, cleaner and quieter cities. In a collaboration project, Volvo Buses and the City of Gothenburg have developed a unique digital platform where geofencing zones can be quickly created and downloaded by the city’s fleet.

  • Volvo Buses is one of the main suppliers of buses for the fleet renewal in Chile’s capital and has secured one of its largest orders in Latin America for 564 buses. Now Volvo has signed another major bus contract in Santiago for 80 articulated buses. The 80 buses have been acquired by Subus, one of the city's largest transport companies, and they will operate as part of the Red Metropolitana de Movilidad (RED), the capital's public transport system.

  • Volvo Connect is Volvo Buses new customer portal where operators and owners can access Volvo Bus services. With the connected services in one place, together with services for workshop efficiency, Volvo’s customers will have a new set of tools to increase uptime and productivity and improve safety.

  • Residents living alongside a bus route in Gothenburg report feeling better since converting to full electric Volvo buses. Along with the reduced noise levels, sleep disturbances, fatigue and feeling down have decreased. This is according to a study conducted by the University of Gothenburg and initiated by ElectriCity, of which Volvo Group is a partner.

  • By being a strong voice in the industry, Volvo Buses has contributed to driving the rapid transition to electrified urban traffic. Lars Johansson is now handing over his role as Head of Public Affairs to Maria Wedenby.

  • Sainte-Claire, Quebec, April 7, 2022 – Prevost, part of the Volvo Group, announces a new electrification program. Through this five-year program, Prevost will develop a new 100% electric coach as well as a retrofit kit to convert diesel engines into electric propulsion systems.

  • Volvo Buses will be one of the main providers of public transport solutions and buses in Chile’s capital city after winning an important tender. The total solution includes one of the largest orders Volvo Buses has ever secured in Latin America with 472 conventional and 92 articulated buses. The buses will be operated by RedBus and Metropol but owned by Volvo.

  • A total of 82 Volvo 7900 Electric buses will be delivered to three locations in Finland. 61 of the buses are destined for Helsinki and represent the largest-ever order for Volvo Buses in Finland. Two further orders include 13 electric buses for Joensuu and eight for the city of Savonlinna in the east of the country.

  • Volvo Buses scooped the prestigious industry award for its successful electromobility implementation in Gothenburg, Sweden. Not only does the award recognise the positive environmental benefits the electric bus system has had on the city. It also highlights Volvo Buses’ leading knowledge and experience in implementing complete electric bus systems.

  • Jönköping in southern Sweden wants to see all of its public transport run on renewable fuels by 2035. It has already taken a huge stride towards meeting that goal with the implementation of 50 Volvo 7900 Electric Articulated buses. They come with a reassuring guarantee: the required kilowatt hours to successfully operate their routes.

  • Volvo Buses has successfully delivered 90 units of Malaysia’s first-ever Euro 6 double deck buses to the Prasarana Malaysia Berhad (Prasarana). Transport operator Rapid Bus Sdn Bhd is now running the buses in the capital, Kuala Lumpur.

  • Zero Emission Bus Rapid-Deployment Accelerator (ZEBRA) is an initiative that aims to speed up the implementation of zero emission buses in major Latin American cities. The new partnership is part of Volvo Buses’ commitment to form industry collaborations that can drive forward the transition to zero emission public transport.

  • A major investment in 145 Volvo Electric Articulated buses is having a positive effect on Gothenburg's urban environment. After one year, both emissions and noise have significantly decreased. “It has exceeded expectations! I am very happy that with electrification we are contributing to a quieter and cleaner city,” says Hanna Björk, Sustainability Manager at Västtrafik, the region's public transport authority.

  • Exciting, safe and comfortable. This is how passengers describe commuting on a self-driving bus. Their feedback provides important insights into the transport system of the future.

  • As part of a complete electromobility solution, Volvo Buses has started a six-month passenger trial of two electric buses in partnership with Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA). The trial builds on its successful tests in hot climate markets in Europe and Latin America.

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