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  • Singapore – April 2024– Volvo Buses Singapore proudly announces its partnership with GLC Recycle, a global leader renowned for its closed-loop battery recycling solutions. This collaboration underscores a joint commitment to sustainability and responsible management of battery waste.

  • JK59 Transport’s Director, Victor Jiang, shares insights delving into the business’s rich history and addressing current issues.

  • Volvo buses announces its single largest direct chassis order in Singapore. Sun-Gee Travel and Volvo Buses strengthen ties with an order for 30 units B8R coach chassis coupled with a 5-year preventive maintenance contract to ensure unparalleled uptime and reliability.

  • Volvo Buses in Mexico is celebrating its 25th anniversary by launching a fully electric city bus. The entire bus is manufactured locally at the Volvo Buses plant in Tultitlán, Mexico, and it represents the most sustainable solution for urban transport in Mexico.

  • Spare parts represent a fair share of the maintenance cost for bus and coach owners. And spare part prices can vary considerably. Why should you buy original spare parts when there are alternatives at much lower cost? Our parts expert Roland Henriksson sorts things out and explains how price and cost are two very different things.

  • Volvo Buses unveils the ground-breaking Volvo B13R chassis, designed to revolutionize the local bus market in Singapore with its cutting-edge features, environmental sustainability, unparalleled safety, and exceptional quality. This coach sets a new standard of excellence, meeting the evolving needs of coach operators and ensuring superior performance, reduced operational costs, and increased profitability.

  • Featuring Volvo’s powerful D13K technology and unique enhancements made by Volvo Buses, our new coach platform engine has undergone a number of improvements in order to increase fuel efficiency. Mattias Forssén, Global Product Director, explains what makes it so special.

  • Any major metropolis depends on public transport systems as the arteries that move the most important component of the city: us, people. In recent rankings, TimeOut puts Singapore’s public transport system at the sixth spot while Far & Wide sees the city state leading in their May 2023 ranking. Land transport in the form of buses is a key component in the public transport ecosystem and in this exclusive interview, Mats Nilsson, Vice President of Volvo Buses Asia Pacific sheds light on how Volvo Buses contributes to the continued success and popularity of this mode of transport

  • With renewed energy after the pandemic, Asian bus markets are re-emerging. Volvo Buses is aiming to capitalise on current trends with Mats Nilsson taking a double take to identify growth areas.

  • 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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    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.

  • A total of 82 Volvo 7900 Electric buses will be delivered to three locations in Finland. 61 of the buses are destined for Helsinki and represent the largest-ever order for Volvo Buses in Finland. Two further orders include 13 electric buses for Joensuu and eight for the city of Savonlinna in the east of the country.

  • Volvo Buses scooped the prestigious industry award for its successful electromobility implementation in Gothenburg, Sweden. Not only does the award recognise the positive environmental benefits the electric bus system has had on the city. It also highlights Volvo Buses’ leading knowledge and experience in implementing complete electric bus systems.

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