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  • • Up to 10% extra seating and 20% sleeper berth capacity; ∼25% passenger luggage space • First fruit of synergies between Volvo Buses India and VECV

  • First of two Volvo Electric buses will soon begin trials at the NTU Smart Campus before being extended to public roads.

  • According to reliable estimates, close to 60 per cent of India’s population will live in cities by 2050. Meanwhile, the number of registered vehicles has almost quadrupled in less than two decades from 55 million in 2001 to over 200 million currently. Buses account for less than 1 per cent of vehicles.

  • Accessibility should be the defining factor in integrating urban design with public transport solutions, as they result in the reduced use of private vehicles, facilitate enhanced economic activity, and ease the stress on the environment.

  • BW Businessworld gets Akash Passey, Senior Vice President, Region International, Volvo Bus Corporation to assess the Indian public transport scenario and the road ahead for a sustainable scale up.

  • Volvo has received an order of 144 Volvo 9800 coaches from Mobility ADO, one of the largest coach operators in Mexico. The vehicles will be delivered in 2019.

  • Volvo Buses and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore have signed a cooperation agreement on a research and development program for autonomous electric buses. The program is part of the Land Transport Authority of Singapore’s drive to create new solutions for tomorrow’s sustainable public transport.

  • Volvo Bus Corporation has announced the appointment of Suresh Chettiar as Business Head of Volvo Buses South Asia & Vice President Volvo Bus Corporation effective January 1, 2018. Suresh most recently served as Chief Operating Officer (COO) for the region and replaces VRV Sriprasad, who has opted for early retirement.

  • Volvo Buses has received an order for 50 Volvo hybrid buses to Singapore.

  • To partner with BOCI to help the public transport sector realise its potential.

  • Volvo Buses continues its drive to meet the global demand for sustainable electrified public transport solutions. That is the company’s main message at the UITP world congress and exhibition in Montreal on May 14-17, 2017. The visit of more than 50 members of the Association of State Road Transport Undertakings signifies the strong interest of state road transport undertakings to embrace electro mobility in India.

  • New 8 lt. engine from VECV joint venture showcases the localisation strategy; Ready to meet to BSIV emission norms Volvo Buses today unveiled its New Intercity Coach Range at the Busworld 2016 in Bengaluru. The New Volvo 9400 range signifies company’s readiness in meeting changing customer needs, passenger aspirations and developing regulatory scenario in India. The range includes the Volvo 9400, 12.0m coach with the New 8 lt. engine sourced from VECV’s Pithampur facility. The best-selling Volvo 9400, 13.8m multi-axle coach gets a boost with the engine being upgraded from 9lt. to 11lt. In the Volvo 9400, 14.5m coach the 11lt. engine is upgraded to meet the upcoming BSIV emission regulations, besides improvements for enhanced performance.

  • Volvo Buses recognises initiatives in Cloud-based Technology, Traffic Management, Prevention of Drunken Driving and BRT The winners of the 5th Edition of the Volvo Sustainable Mobility Awards were announced in New Delhi at the Volvo Nobel Memorial Seminar 2015. The recipients showcased their initiatives addressing issues like software solutions encouraging shared mobility options; city planning focused on traffic management & pedestrian safety; addressing the social practice of opium consumption leading to road accidents; and Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) systems aimed at making public transport an attractive option.

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    Volvo introduces hybrid buses in India 

    As the first bus manufacturer in the world, Volvo introduces hybrid buses in India. The Volvo hybrids will be part of a city bus pilot in Navi Mumbai starting in the first half of 2016.

  • With the bus-based public transport system getting impetus from the Government of India, Volvo Buses’ today reaffirmed its commitment to bring in newer concepts and technologies to support demands of urban mobility. Volvo will further strengthen its partnership with the Association of State Road Transport Undertakings (ASRTU) and its members to take public transport to the next level. This was announced during the occasion to mark the 50th Year of foundation of the ASRTU.

  • It was a significant milestone for the Indian bus industry as two regulations aimed at imparting greater safety and comfort came into effect from April 1, 2015. These are the Bus Body Code and mandate to make ABS standard for commercial vehicles. Volvo Buses is fully compliant and has started delivering vehicles as per the new regulations. The company has been offering ABS as standard in its entire product range since 2005.

  • Great Value takes delivery of buses as part of PPP arrangement with UTC; Vehicles handed over by Ms. Anna Johansson, Swedish Infrastructure Minister

  • The city of Thane in Maharashtra recently inducted the first lot of 10 New Volvo 8400 city buses. It is for the first time that Thane ordered city buses from Volvo. With this the Volvo city bus presence has expanded to 16 cities across India.

  • G-Auto and Centre for Rural Development declared Runners Up

  • Crosses key milestones in its India sojourn - 15 cities operating Volvo city buses, 25,000 drivers trained by Volvo, 5000+ buses.

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