Monthly Archives: October 2013

Electromobility: Why buses take the lead?

I frequently get asked the question: Why are bus manufacturers tapping into the electromobility market, when much bigger industries, such as cars, have been waiting for a breakthrough for the past ten years? Given the higher volumes of cars, surely there … Continue reading

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Busworld 2013

The Busworld exhibition in Kortrijk (Belgium) held its opening day last Friday the 18th of October. On Thursday, prior to the opening, Volvo Buses held a big press day during which our (now relatively new) CEO, Håkan Agnewell, presented our … Continue reading

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Singapore International Transport Congress and Exhibition 2013

Singapore International Transport Congress and Exhibition 2013 was the name of the congress arranged by the Singapore Land Transport Authority and UITP. The theme of the congress was People-Centered Mobility for Liveable Cities. The phrasing is interesting. The attractiveness of … Continue reading

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Hybrid is no longer optional

After some delay due to the economic crisis that hit the industry in 2008, Volvo introduced the first commercially viable hybrid bus in 2010. We were lucky with the timing. Not that the market recovered, but it gave us some … Continue reading

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