Volvo, the leading luxury bus manufacturer, on Monday introduced its hybrid buses in India as part of a city bus pilot project in Navi Mumbai starting in the first half of 2016. Hybrid city buses from Volvo have been launched under the Indian Government’s recently launched Fame India (Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid and Electric vehicles in India) scheme that offers incentives on electric and hybrid vehicles.
“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 India”, said Hakan Agnevall, President Volvo Buses.
The Volvo Hybrid buses will be manufactured at the company’s facility in Bangalore. Volvo is a leader in the Hybrid technology with over 2,300 hybrid buses sold to over 20 countries across the globe. The company claims that the Volvo hybrid buses consume up to 39 per cent less fuel than the regular diesel buses, which in turn cuts carbon dioxide emissions by the same amount and nitrogen oxides and particles by 50 per cent.
Volvo has sold over 5,300 buses in India ever since its entry in 2001. The company has about 1,500 city buses operating in 34 Indian cities.
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