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  • 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.

  • Volvo Buses, together with Västtrafik and Chalmers University of Technology, has investigated how passengers feel about travelling on a self-driving bus and how they believe autonomous solutions will affect future commuting. The study is the first to be conducted with a 12-metre bus for city traffic.

  • 2021 marks the 20th anniversary of Volvo’s innovative automated manual transmission. Brazilian coach company TransAcácia Turismo tackles varied terrain on its charters. For them, I-Shift has improved safety and comfort for both passengers and drivers. It has also led to significantly reduced fuel and maintenance costs.

  • Public transport operator Transdev has ordered 200 buses. The majority are Volvo 8900 RLE buses and 39 of them are Volvo 9700 DD, double deckers for operation in regional traffic north of Stockholm. The double deck coaches will serve a popular commuter route into the capital.

  • The order is testament to Volvo Buses’ strong market presence in the city and its close partnership with KMB, Hong Kong’s largest bus operator. It follows the delivery of 40 Volvo B8L units in late 2020 and will take the total number of Volvo B8L double deck buses in traffic to 500.

  • Volvo Buses is expanding its electromobility offer worldwide. With the launch of the new Volvo BZL Electric chassis, Volvo Buses provides a solid platform for sustainable and efficient public transport in cities around the world, along with reliable and profitable operations for customers.

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