Volvo was founded in Sweden in 1927, and a year later our first bus rolled out on the streets. The company started with a vision of safe and efficient transportation for everyone. Ever since, Volvo has been at the technological forefront, and for decades we have maintained a solid position as the world leader in commercial transportation technology.
The first bus is built on a truck chassis.
Volvo introduced a brand new bus chassis – B1.
Volvo Diesel Engine was introduced.
The first mid-engined chassis was introduced.
Start of VISTA. The world’s largest competition for service market personnel.
Volvo Bus Division was established as a company in its own right.
Invention of BRT system and the first delivery to Curitiba, Brazil.
This decade was characterised by global expansion.
The I-Shift gearbox was introduced.
Acquisition of Prevost Car Inc. (Nova Bus and Prevost) complete.
Buses with hybrid technology were launched.
Introduction of Euro 6 engine range.
The UD brand was introduced in India.
Volvo 7900 Electric Hybrid was launched.
Launch of Volvo Dynamic Steering.
Introduction of hybrids in India.
First Volvo 7900 Electric in traffic.
Volvo demonstrated an autonomous electric bus.
New coach range, Volvo 9700 and Volvo 9900, launched in Europe.
Launch of Volvo Electric Articulated.
Extended electric capabilities for Volvo's full-hybrid, Volvo 7900 S-Charge.
Launch of Volvo BZL electric chassis.
Launch of Volvo B13R premium coach chassis.
Launch of Volvo Connect fleet management system and online services portal.