Volvo Buses


Bland's return to Volvo for second purchase after impressive performance of first eVoRa

Bland's, bus and coach operator based in Rutland, have returned to purchase a second Volvo B8RLE MCV eVoRa after experiencing excellent performance from their first purchase in 2021. The new bus is a longer 12.1mtr variant, offering a total carrying capacity of 95 passengers.
Bland’s B8RLE MCV eVoRa operating on local service between between Corby and Melton Mowbray

Under the ownership of Adam Barrett since 2019, Bland's have invested significantly in upgrading their fleet and infrastructure. With a fleet of 30 vehicles, the majority of which are Volvo, Bland's provide transportation for schools, colleges, community groups, and businesses in the Stamford, Rutland, and Peterborough area. The company operates a local bus service between Corby and Melton Mowbray, and the new bus will primarily serve this route.


Adam Barrett, Managing Director says, "Volvo is a great product, and we have an excellent dealer in Volvo Truck and Bus Centre South & East Ely. They provide exceptional aftermarket and parts support, and I can't praise them enough. Having bought an eVoRa a few years back, I had no hesitation in returning for a second one."


Richard Mann, Volvo Bus Regional Sales Director South, added: "We are delighted that Bland's have chosen to purchase another Volvo B8RLE MCV eVoRa. The first bus has proven itself with excellent reliability, fuel economy, and customer comfort, and has received positive feedback from both passengers and drivers."


The Volvo B8RLE MCV eVoRa is known for its fuel efficiency, low emissions, and comfortable ride. It features a Euro VI engine and an ZF auto gearbox, making it an environmentally friendly choice for operators who want to reduce their carbon footprint.


Volvo Bus is proud to partner with Bland's and other operators who share its commitment to sustainability, safety, and passenger comfort.


For more information, please contact:

Andy Kunze, Service Market Director, Volvo Bus UK & Ireland

Mobile: 07831 268659