Volvo Buses Receives Order for 475 Hybrid Buses from Quebec

Tue Feb 12, 2013 3:09am EST

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Volvo Buses` North American subsidiary, Nova Bus, has received an order for 475
hybrid buses from Quebec in Canada. This is the single largest order for hybrid
vehicles that the Volvo Group has ever signed to date. The buses are scheduled
for delivery beginning of 2014. 

With a total of more than 1600 delivered hybrid buses Volvo Buses is the world
leader in the fast-expanding market for hybrid buses. Now the company`s North
American subsidiary, city bus manufacturer Nova Bus, has received an order for
475 hybrid buses from the province of Quebec in Canada. This largest-ever single
order for hybrid vehicles confirms Volvo Buses` position both in North America
and globally. Delivery of the 475 LFS HEV (Hybrid Electric Vehicle) buses will
start in 2014. The order also encompasses an option for a further 1200 vehicles.

Long-term cooperation The customer, ATUQ, is a consortium consisting of the
province`s nine transit authorities."This order underlines the strong
relationship ATUQ and Nova Bus have developed over the years," said Jean-Pierre
Baracat, President of Nova Bus. "ATUQ has renewed its confidence in our vehicles
once again, and we are glad to continue to work together to further enhance
transit services in our communities." 

Environmentally optimised technology Compared with conventional diesel-powered
buses, the Nova LFS HEV offers approximately 30% lower fuel consumption and
greenhouse gas emissions. In parallel with the continued enhancement of hybrid
technology, Nova Bus is working on the development of other environmentally
optimised solutions such as plug-in hybrids and all-electric buses. 

"One important part of Nova Bus` vision is to be a leader in green efficiency
and electro-mobility. We believe that lower-emissions buses help meet urban
challenges such as congestion and improve quality of life," says Stefan Tilk,
President Business region Americas,Volvo Buses. 

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February 12, 2013 

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. 

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