Volvo India today announced that it will launch hybrid buses in India which consumes 39% less fuel than regular diesel buses.
Volvo in India is popularly known for its buses. The cars have to come to be known much lately. People with not much interest in automobiles still know Volvo as the manufacturer of buses. It is the first luxury buses brand to enter the Indian market followed by others such as Mercedes Benz. Even, state transports have started using Volvo buses.
Volvo has come up with another innovation in the Indian transport industry. Volvo India today announced that it will introduce hybrid buses in India in the first half of 2016. Imagine travelling in a bus that is equipped with a energy revival system. That is the future of the Indian transport system.
The first hybrid city bus pilot will start in Navi Mumbai for the Navi Mumbai Municipal Transport (NMMT). These buses will manufactured in the Swedish automaker’s Bangalore facility. Volvo says it has sold around 2,300 hybrid buses to over 20 countries.
“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 company has claimed that Volvo hybrid buses will consume around 39% less fuel than regular diesel buses. This will lead to a similar reduction in carbon dioxide emissions and a 50% cut in nitrogen oxide emissions.
These buses will be subsidized by the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid and Electric Vehicles (FAME) India. The Indian government introduced FAME India last year with a view to promote environmentally-friendly vehicles.