Volvo has so far sold just over 3300 hybrids, electric hybrids and all-electric buses under the Volvo Buses brand. Its subsidiary Nova Bus accounts for another 950 hybrid buses. Early this year Volvo recorded its largest single order ever for electric hybrid buses, 90 units, for the cities of Namur and Charleroi in Belgium. The most recent product development is a new, electrically powered 40 foot (12.2 m) bus – the Nova Bus LFSe – which is on display at UITP.
“At Volvo we are proud to be a global leader in this development. As one of the largest manufacturers of buses and coaches in the world, we have a responsibility to society. And we truly believe we can make a difference as pioneers of the global development of sustainable transports,” said Håkan Agnevall, President Volvo Buses.
Electromobility for cleaner, quieter city traffic on display
The Volvo stand (2K130) will feature an OppCharge station, and visitors who want to see and hear how innovative cities the world over are working to tackle environmental challenges can do so via interactive presentations. Noise, the environment, urban development, safety and the implementation of electrified transport solutions are just some of the subjects being dealt with.
In its home town of Gothenburg, Volvo is one of the main participants in the ElectriCity partnership, one of the finalists in this year’s UITP Awards. ElectriCity is competing in the Operational and Technological Excellence category.
In the exhibition’s North American pavilion, Nova Bus is displaying a city bus with hybrid drive. Volvo's other North American subsidiary, Prevost, is presenting its commuter model, the Prevost X3-45.
In addition, Volvo Buses is participating in several of the workshops and focus sessions being held in conjunction with the UITP congress: “Growing Electrification of the Urban Transport System”, “Deploying Urban Electric Bus Systems”, “OppCharge” and “Pioneer in Electromobility”.
A press conference with Volvo Buses President Håkan Agnevall will be held at the Volvo stand (2K130) on Tuesday May 16 at 10.00.
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