Largest Volvo hybrid buses order heads for Norway 11 July 2011
Volvo Buses has received an order for vehicles – including the largest number of hybrid models to date in Europe – from Norway.
Nobina has purchased 91 Volvo units, of which 32 are hybrid buses for operations in Tromsö in the north of the country. Nobina has secured the contract to conduct bus operations in Tromsö city starting February 1, 2012.
In brief detail, the 32 hybrids are the Volvo 7700 Hybrid model, with the rest of the order comprising 38 Volvo 8700 medium floor units with the 7-liter engine, as well as 21 of the new Volvo 8900 Low Entry 6x2s, with 9-liter engines.
The contract also includes service and repairs of the buses by Volvo through its dealer in Tromsö, Nordic Last og Buss.
"At a time when our environment requires that we do everything to reduce the total energy consumption, hybrid buses are one of the solutions," states Svenn-Åge Lökken, head of Volvo Buses Norway.
"By recycling the brake energy, we will be able to reduce fuel consumption by up to 35%, which will contribute to reducing the environmental impact and lowering the lifecycle cost."."
Volvo Group UK Ltd
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