Volvo Buses’ North American subsidiary, Nova Bus, has received an order for 497 hybrid buses from the transit authorities in Quebec in Canada. Volvo Group claims that this is the single largest order for hybrid vehicles for the group to date. The order encompasses an option for a further 1,028 vehicles. Deliveries will take place in 2020-2025.
The 5-year contract, from 2020 to 2024, calls for the delivery of 497 40-foot hybrid buses LFS HEV (Hybrid Electric Vehicles). According to Volvo Group, it has sold 5,500 electrified buses world over (4,000 under the Volvo brand and 1,500 under the Nova Bus brand excluding the new order). The company’s subsidiary, the North American transit bus manufacturer, Nova Bus, has now been awarded the collective contract for Quebec’s transit authorities that is coordinated by ATUQ (Association du transport urbain du Québec).
Hakan Agnevall, president Volvo Buses said, “The order underlines the strong relationship that ATUQ, Nova Bus and Volvo have developed over the years. Our company’s vision is to support cities meeting the urban challenges of air quality, congestion and noise by shifting to sustainable public transport. It is very encouraging to be a partner of the province of Quebec on this journey.”
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