Volvo Buses has introduced their Hybrid buses in India with
the first batches to ply as city bus pilot in Navi Mumbai with Navi Mumbai
Municipal Transport (NMMT), a major transportation service in Navi Mumbai and
its surrounding areas and cities, in the first half of 2016.
Håkan Agnevall, President Volvo Buses said “Volvo has a
leading position in hybrid technology and electromobility. Hybrid buses is an
important solution for cities that want to reduce vehicle emissions. I am very
proud that Volvo is the first bus manufacturer to introduce hybrid buses in
The Volvo hybrids
will be manufactured in the company’s facility in Bangalore.
Akash Passey, Senior Vice President, Region International,
Volvo Buses mentioned “The unveiling of
the first Volvo hybrid city bus in India is contextual given the impetus from
the central government to popularise public transport, while supporting the
adoption of clean technology. Volvo has played a key role in redefining urban
commute for millions of passengers in Indian cities. Now, with the Volvo hybrid
city bus we are confident of transforming the public transport landscape
further, by inspiring more cities to adopt this solution.”
Volvo is a leader in hybrid technology with more than 2,300
hybrid buses sold to over 20 countries. The Volvo hybrids offer a fuel
consumption which is up to 39 percent lower than that of regular diesel buses,
which in turn cuts carbon dioxide emissions by the same amount and nitrogen
oxides and particles by 50pc.
Volvo’s electric hybrids, offering fuel savings of 75pc, are
running in regular traffic in Gothenburg, Stockholm and Hamburg. In June 2015,
bus route 55 was opened in Gothenburg, served by three all-electric buses and
seven electric hybrids from Volvo Buses. In all, Volvo has sold more than 5,000
hybrids and full electric buses worldwide.
Volvo has sold over 5,300 buses in India since 2001. The
company has about 1,500 city buses operating in 34 Indian cities.
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