Singapore, October 24, 2017
Volvo Buses has been awarded an order for 50 hybrid buses by the Land Transport Authority (LTA) of Singapore. In light of the Singapore government’s efforts towards building a more a more environmentally friendly public bus fleet, the Volvo 7900 hybrid fleet order will prove to be conducive toward attaining that goal.
The buses use 30 per cent less fuel resulting in a lower climate impact on than a diesel bus as well as half the nitrogen oxide and particle emissions. This has made them very popular in places where authorities require emission control from their vehicles. Volvo Buses has now sold more than 3000 buses worldwide, while being a reputable partner of the public transport operators and transport authorities of Singapore.
Manish Sahi, Head of Volvo Buses Singapore, called the order of the hybrid buses by the LTA a breakthrough for the company.
Being a leader in public transport in the Asia Pacific region, Singapore has set an example that is being followed by many other countries in order to enhance their public transport offerings.
“These buses will provide stakeholders from across the region the opportunity to experience and understand these technologies and will support Singapore as a ‘must visit’ item on the agenda of public transport regulators and operators in the region,” said Akash Passey, Senior Vice President, Volvo Buses Region International.
The 50 buses - which are powered by a diesel engine as well as battery- will be rolled out gradually for service by the second half of 2018.