With sales of electrified buses totalling 4250 units, Volvo and its North American subsidiary Nova Bus have a world-leading position in the field of electromobility. The most recent product to be unveiled is an all-electric model from Nova Bus.
“At Volvo we are proud to be a global leader in this development. As one of the largest manufacturers of buses and coaches in the world, we have a responsibility to society. And we truly believe we can make a difference as pioneers of the global development of sustainable transports,” said Håkan Agnevall, President Volvo Buses.
Volvo has so far sold just over 3300 hybrids, electric hybrids and all-electric buses under its own brand. Its subsidiary Nova Bus accounts for another 950 hybrid buses. Early this year Volvo recorded its largest single order ever for electric hybrid buses, 90 units, for the cities of Namur and Charleroi in Belgium. The most recent product development is a new, electrically powered bus, Nova Bus LFSe, which is on display at UITP. The first three of these buses will enter operation in Montreal.
In its home town of Gothenburg, Volvo is one of the main participants in the ElectriCity partnership, one of the finalists in this year’s UITP Awards. ElectriCity is competing in the Operational and Technological Excellence category.
In the exhibition’s North American pavilion, Nova Bus is displaying a city bus with hybrid drive. Volvo Buses’ other North American subsidiary, Prevost, is presenting its commuter model, the Prevost X3-45.
UITP is a global platform for public transport professionals. The event combines a programme of congress sessions with workshops and an exhibition of the latest solutions, innovations and products in public transport and urban mobility.