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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.
A total of 166 new buses will be delivered to Sweden and Norway in 2022-23. Global transport operator Keolis has purchased 114 buses, and mid-sized Norwegian operator Setesdal Bilruter has confirmed its order of 52 units.
Volánbusz, the largest bus operator in Hungary, has chosen Volvo Buses to supply 50 Volvo 8900 LE buses following a competitive tender process involving several potential partners. Delivery is set for the fourth quarter of 2021.
The trio of orders placed by Nobina, the largest bus operator in the Nordic countries, totals 122 Volvo 7900 Electric and 7900 Electric Articulated electric buses. Deliveries to Gothenburg, Malmö and Hässleholm in southern Sweden will take place in 2022-23.
In a unique study, Chalmers University of Technology and Volvo Buses have investigated how bus drivers react to an autonomous driver support system that enables buses to dock at bus stops. The results show a high level of acceptance and many benefits, including a better working environment and increased safety.
End users play an important role when Volvo Buses develops autonomous solutions. In a scientific study initiated by Volvo Buses, Chalmers University of Technology has investigated how bus drivers experience autonomous driver support that takes over when approaching a bus stop. “With this system, I can focus more on safety. It will be an improvement for both me and the passengers,” says Albert Melo, one of the drivers in the study.
Every day, Yeap Transport Pte Ltd transports up to 12,000 children to and from school in Singapore. Safety is of utmost importance, which is why the company is looking to invest in more Volvo buses and implement the latest technologies, including Safety Zones around schools.
Sierre in Switzerland has tailored it full hybrid fleet to all of its city bus routes using an innovative application of geofencing technology. The Volvo connected solution, Environmental Zones, has resulted in the buses spending half of their operating time in quiet, emission-free electric mode. But how does the technology work, and can it be applied in other urban areas seeking more sustainable public transport?
Electric buses continue to take an increasing share of public transport systems. To ensure availability and uptime, Volvo Buses now offers its useable energy commitment as a business solution. This means that Volvo Buses guarantees capacity for an agreed amount of energy for the operation – throughout the contract period.
For Volvo Buses, safety is so much more than developing innovative solutions and protecting drivers and passengers. It also encompasses other road users. Tomas Forsberg, new Safety Manager, talks about Volvo Buses’ holistic approach to traffic safety.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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