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  • SINGAPORE, 17 November 2022 – Volvo Buses Singapore, part of the Volvo Group (“Volvo”), one of the world’s leading providers of sustainable people transport solutions, and SC Auto Industries (“SC Auto”), a homegrown bus manufacturer, today launched the Volvo BZL-SC Neustar City electric bus, delivering the first full electric, 3-door stepless bus that is designed, engineered, and manufactured in Singapore.

  • At the recent LTA-UITP Singapore International Transport Congress and Exhibition, Volvo Buses Singapore and TES-Sustainable Technology Lifecycle Solutions signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on electronic waste and battery recycling at the Volvo stand.

  • With the increasing popularity of electric buses, we take a deep dive into the partnership between Volvo and SC Auto Industries (SC Auto).

  • With the impending introduction of fully electric buses, Volvo Buses Singapore is gearing up to rolling out this new type of vehicle in the city state. A lot of preparation goes behind the scenes into introduction of a new technology product together with ComfortDelGro Engineering, the sole authorized distributor for Volvo Buses parts and services in Singapore. the Swedish brand is putting resources in place to make it a smooth transition from internal combustion engines. In our exclusive interview, Achuth Das, Senior Manager Commercial Sales and Marcus Mak, Senior Manager Technical Service, Volvo Buses APAC Central Region share their experiences about this new technology and the partnership with ComfortDelGro Engineering (CDGE).

  • A recent study conducted by the University of Madrid has revealed that full hybrid bus technology reduces carbon emissions by as much as a third more than mild hybrid bus technology. Enrique Alcalá is one of the researchers who conducted the study in collaboration with Volvo Buses.

  • Latrobe Valley Bus Lines was one of the first operators in Australia to implement Volvo’s hybrid product – which has seen excellent outcomes for the environment, passengers and drivers. Now the company is taking the next step on its ambitious electromobility journey with its participation in the Victorian Zero Emissions Bus trial (ZEB) later this year.

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    04/14/2022

    Volvo Charging Southeast Asia 

    The recent launch of Volvo’s BZL has shown the market where the development is headed on a global scale. Asian Buses spoke to Mats Nilsson and Achuth Das to learn more about the challenges and opportunities of electrified transportation.

  • To kick off 2022, Volvo Group Singapore was extremely honored to welcome the visit of Ambassador Kent Härstedt, and his colleagues, Ms. Jenny Egermark, Counselor and Deputy Head of Mission, and Mr. Emil Akander, Trade Commissioner of Business Sweden.

  • Volvo Buses is honored to join the Singapore Low Carbon Network (SLCN), a platform that brings together companies and organizations with the ambition to decarbonize and drive towards a sustainable future in Singapore.

  • With more than 10 years of electromobility experience in the Australian market, the team at Volvo Bus Australia (VBA) reflect on the success of their B5L S-Charge chassis and why hybrids are the next best alternative to fully electric buses.

  • 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.

  • Today the Great Place to Work® Institute and Fortune have revealed their annual list of the 25 World’s Best Workplaces that stand out for creating globally exceptional employee experiences, high-trust relationships, and workplaces that are fair and equal for all. Volvo Group was selected out of over 10,000 organizations that participated in the survey process, representing the voices of 10.2 million employees in 92 countries. Its winning culture thrives on fostering strong connections and meaningful work.

  • Volvo Buses and the Public Transport Authority of Western Australia (PTA) are partnering to bring Volvo’s first ever Electric Buses to Australia.

  • The new Volvo self-charging buses with hybrid power, the “S-Charge” model range have been upgraded with new capabilities and can now drive silently and emission-free on electricity at higher speeds and cover longer distances than before. This creates new possibilities to use self-charging hybrid-electric powered buses in city zero-emission zones and other sensitive areas.

  • In an exclusive interview with Asian Buses, Mats Nilsson talks about various market requests and the need to address demands with the right products.

  • Safe, efficient and environmentally friendly transportation for everyone — it's been the keystone of Volvo's worldwide mission since it started in 1927 and fiercely championed for the past 40 years in Singapore alone.

  • Late 2018, Volvo Buses delivered 6 low entry Volvo B8RLE Euro 6 chassis’ to Sentosa Development Corporation. These buses will be used to move tourists within Sentosa, covering both the western part of the island and the eastern side attractions. These newly delivered Volvo B8RLE’s are amongst the first Euro 6 low entry buses to be delivered in Singapore.

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