The first batch of this new face-lift city bus has been delivered to BMTC in Bangalore and the KSRTC in Kerala.
The new Euro 4 norms for exhaust reduction impose tough demands on all vehicle manufacturers. The difference in exhaust emission requirements between a Euro 3 and Euro 4 engine is considerable. Emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) are typically cut from 5 to 3.5 g/kWh, a reduction of 30%. The product is equipped with advanced diesel engine technology allied to exhaust gas after-treatment with SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction), which converts harmful nitrogen oxides into harmless nitrogen gas and water vapour. It offers opportunities of lower fuel consumption; low service costs and long service intervals and is suitable for high engine power outputs – when compared with alternative routes to meet Euro IV demands. This product ensures the most fuel-efficient solution among competing technologies, which in itself is a gain both financially and environmentally.
At the launch, Mr. Akash Passey, MD, Volvo Buses India said “Volvo is emerging as the preferred choice for Indians cities which are undergoing a makeover and putting in place a modern, safe and convenient city and inter-city public transport system. Our city buses have become a part of the city infrastructure in 11 cities over the past couple of years. In this updated bus, passengers will experience best-in-class look and feel. We continue to strive to make public transport the No. 1 choice for city mobility.”
The Technology behind the Volvo 8400 City Bus.
Behind the Volvo City Buses’ immense popularity among citizens lies sustainable and modern technology that promises to provide safe and caring transport that lasts a long time through a city’s development phases.
Produced in Bangalore at the Volvo Factory, these buses bring with them the world’s latest safety features including: Automatic Transmission; Electronic Braking system; anti-roll; front under-run protection device; Disk Brakes; electro-pneumatic safety doors; anti-skid protection, hill start aid with grade ability, brake temperature, warning, poor brake performance warning. Features that help not only to protect passengers but other vehicles on the road too
The automatic transmission assures fatigue-less driving for drivers and a better bus ride for passengers. The low turning radius helps the bus move through crowded traffic with ease. The right power-to-weight ratio of the engine allows quick deceleration & acceleration across various terrains. The retarder system ensures that the bus movement, including braking is almost jerk-free for passengers. The Electronic Air Suspension takes bus comfort to a new level. Of course, the Volvo buses’ in-climate control alongwith the obove features provides an excellent environment to passengers making it a perfect setting to opt for a public transport over personal transport.
The Volvo City Bus on trial is disabled friendly, providing easy step less entry and features within for wheel chairs.
Volvo City Buses are today part of most successful city bus systems in the world including Bangalore, Pune, Chennai, Mysore, Mangalore, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Kochi, Navi Mumbai, Faridabad, London, Shangai, Hong Kong, Curitiba, Mexico, Finland, Sweden, Singapore and many more.
The Volvo City Buses are built at the Volvo Complete Bus Manufacturing Complex near Bangalore which is today one of the most advanced bus factory in the region. The buses will also be backed by Volvo after-market support and driver training where over 18000 drives have already been trained in the country.
Improving Environment and Urban Congestion:
In Bangalore City, Volvo buses move people wherein the majority of passengers inside are those who would typically use their personal vehicles if not for a Volvo. This in effect means that one Volvo with even half the passengers is equal to 35 cars – saving that much road space; fuel consumption and associated emissions. It’s safer too. Between the Bangalore airport and the city, majority of domestic passengers take the Volvo Airport Buses and are today reducing over 45000 car movements each month.
About Volvo Buses India Private Limited
Volvo Bus Corporation is one of the largest manufacturers of large buses and coaches. The range comprises complete vehicles, chassis, bus bodies, transport system solutions for metropolitan traffic, leasing, financing and service contract maintenance. Volvo Bus Corporation is part of the Volvo Group, one of the world's leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment, drive systems for marine and industrial applications, aerospace components and services. The Group also provides complete solutions for financing and service.
For further information, please contact Sohanjeet Randhawa, Head Marketing of Volvo Buses India, +91 98453 97336