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Busworld Kortrijk 2013
Electromobility the future for Volvo Buses
The interest is growing in energy-efficient vehicles that are able to operate
completely or partly on electricity. At Busworld Kortrijk, one of the news from
Volvo is the articulated version of the company’s successful hybrid bus.
Lower energy consumption, lower environmental impact, cleaner exhaust and more
silent operation are properties that are highly interesting to both bus operators and
society. Accordingly, demand is rapidly increasing for transport solutions using vehicles
that operate completely or partly on electricity. For Volvo Buses, electromobility is the
road to the future.
At Busworld Kortrijk, Volvo will show the articulated version of the hybrid bus, a model
which is already in high demand in many European cities. The Volvo 7900 Articulated
Hybrid is 18 metres long and seats 154 passengers. Its fuel consumption is
approximately 30 percent lower than the equivalent diesel variant. In electric mode, its
carbon dioxide and air pollution emissions are equivalent to zero. Even in diesel mode,
particulate and nitrogen oxide emissions are much lower as a result of the new 5-litre
Euro 6 diesel engine.
With nearly 1,200 examples of the Volvo 7900 Hybrid sold to 21 countries, Volvo Buses
has, in a short space of time, secured the lead in the global market for hybrid buses and
is currently the largest supplier in Europe. More than 800 Volvo hybrids are now in
traffic around the world. Recently Volvo sold 200 hybrid buses to Bogota, capital of
At the show, Volvo will also display the coaches Volvo 9700 and 9900 which have
received new design to the front and rear. They also have a lower weight due to the new
generation of passenger seats.
Moreover, Volvo will also present its business solutions that help operators increase
uptime and fuel efficiency. This offering encompasses service offerings such as battery
and maintenance contracts, telematic services and an extensive fleet management
Volvo Buses press conference will be held October 17 at 09.00-09.30 on stand 502. The
speech will be given by Håkan Agnevall, President Volvo Bus Corporation.
Volvo Bus Corporation
Corporate Communications
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+ 46 (0)31 66 80 00
Volvo’s buses to be exhibited at Busworld Kortrijk:
Volvo 7900 Hybrid
Volvo 7900 Hybrid Articulated
Volvo 9900
Volvo 9700
Volvo 9500
Volvo 8900 (intercity bus)
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Volvo 7900 Hybrid articulated
Volvo 9900
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SE-405 08 Göteborg
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For further information, please contact:
Helena Lind, Manager Media Relations, Volvo Bus Corporation
Phone: +46 (0)31-323 62 57
Volvo Bus Corporation is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of large buses and coaches. The range comprises
complete vehicles, chassis, bus bodies, transport system solutions for metropolitan traffic, leasing, financing and
service contract maintenance. Volvo Bus Corporation is part of the Volvo Group, one of the world’s leading
manufacturers of trucks, buses and construction equipment and drive systems for marine and industrial applications.
The Group also provides complete solutions for financing and service.
Volvo Bussar AB
Corporate Communications
SE-405 08 Göteborg
+ 46 (0)31 66 80 00
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