VOLUME 1, NUMBER 2
HePEX: SMART TECHNOLOGY PROVIDING SMART SAVINGS!
HePEX is a tubing system advancement designed to replace traditional copper tubes found in heating systems. It is lightweight, readily accessible, easy to maintain and resistant to corrosion. Using the hePEX system ensures a substantial life cycle cost reduction in parts and labor for transit organizations. The hePEX tubing system’s rise to eminence began over 5 years ago when first integrated into Volvo Bus Corporation vehicles.
NOVA-FLASHBACK: APTA AND CUTA SPRING CONFERENCES
The APTA Bus & Paratransit Conference was held in Long Beach, CA, from May 6 to May 9, 2012. For Nova Bus, all the key elements were in place to make it one of the best spring conferences ever! We had a great location, a motivated team and fantastic weather for the exterior Bus Display. Three weeks after, our team took part of the CUTA Annual Conference in Victoria, BC, from May 26 to 30. The conference was a tremendous success, with over 400 delegates from across North America attending a series of dynamic and inspiring sessions and workshops.
VOLVO REACHES A 23% MARKET SHARE IN HEAVY BUSES IN BRAZIL
Volvo sold 3,652 buses in Latin America last year, 153% more than in 2010, achieving an all-time high since it began manufacturing chassis in the country in 1979. Established in Curitiba, in the state of Paraná, where it manufactures heavy and semi-heavy bus chassis, a Volvo Bus Latin America grew its market share in Brazil by another six percentage points, reaching 23% in 2011.
“This is the fifth consecutive year that the market share of the Volvo bus division has grown in the country,” celebrated Luis Pimenta, president of Volvo Bus Latin America. In Latin America, the sale of urban buses also increased materially, reaching 2,600 units, nearly double the 906 chassis posted in 2010.
According to Pimenta, the company also saw excellent performance in the coach segment in Latin America, practically doubling sales. “The positive figures for 2011 reflect the ongoing increase of our product offering, and the significant number of new customers won over by the brand. We currently offer chassis for heavy urban and coach buses for all segments. These are conventional, articulated and bi-articulated chassis,” stated Pimenta.
BUILDING A SUCCESSFUL BUS RAPID TRANSIT SYSTEM
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Nova Bus has the vehicles to achieve your BRT objectives and the North American know-how to adapt Volvo’s global BRT expertise to your city.
HALIFAX’S METRO TRANSIT PARTNERS WITH NOVA BUS FOR THEIR NEW MetroX BUSES
Halifax Regional Municipality’s Metro Transit has recently taken delivery of nine clean-diesel Nova LFS. The order also includes options on additional vehicles.
EDDIE MONEY: SPECIAL GUEST AT NOVA BUS EVENT
Nova Bus was pleased to see rock star legend Eddie Money and his family taking part of its May 8th special event, held at the Dodger’s Stadium in Los Angeles, CA.
CLEMSON AREA TRANSIT BUSES HAVE A NEW LOOK
Four new Nova LFS Smart buses with updated logos and color schemes will soon debut in Anderson, Oconee and Pickens counties, South Carolina.
NOVA BUS ACQUIRES A GUY LAFLEUR JERSEY FOR A GOOD CAUSE
An auction held at the last benefit golf tournament organized by our longtime business partner STM raised funds for several charities, including the United Way and the Red Cross. That’s how Nova Bus got its hands on an autographed Guy Lafleur jersey.
NOVA BUS WINS AWARD FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
Nova Bus has been named “Enterprise for sustainable development” at the 7th Annual Business Recognition Gala, The Monarques, of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Saint-Eustache, Deux-Montagnes, Sainte-Marthe-sur-le-Lac.
NOVA BUS PARTNER OF A TRANPORTATION FOR A BETTER LIFE PROJECT
The drawing contest My vision for transportation, which is part of A transportation for a better life project, involves 2,500 students from primary schools in the Greater Quebec City, Levis and north and south of the region Montreal. The finalists' artworks are posted on the Fondation Monique Fitz-Back website. Congratulations to all participants!
THANKS FOR STOPPING BY OUR BUS DISPLAY DURING APTA!
Hundreds of visitors came by to take a sneak peak at the Nova LFS Smart Bus including our proprietary Nova eCooling system which can improve fuel economy by up to 18% and the LFS HEV (hybrid) featuring our new interior design. Thanks to all for your interest!
APTA “SMART CONTEST” WINNERS
Congratulations to Beth McCormick from Orange County Transportation Authority (Connie Raya pictured), David Vanderzee from Pace Suburban Bus Service, Hazel Yeo from BC Transit and Jose Raymundo from Los Angeles Trade Technology College who all won a 1/50 Nova LFS scale model.
CUTA HALL OF FAME GOLF TOURNAMENT
Nova Bus was a proud sponsor of the CUTA Hall of Fame Golf Tournament which took place at Victoria’s Bear Mountain Golf and Country Club. Our team was located on the 18th hole tee-off, cheering for the golfers and distributing gifts to participants.
PREVOST RETAINS MARKET SHARE LEAD IN 1st QUARTER 2012
Prevost has retained their industry lead in market share for private sector coach sales, according to the latest motorcoach industry report. The report reveals that in the 1st quarter of 2012, Prevost held the market share lead of private sector coach sales.
200 TIMES AROUND THE WORLD WITH VOLVO’S HYBRID BUS
Volvo Buses started commercially manufacturing hybrid buses in Europe in 2010. Since then the company has sold more than 650 hybrids in 18 countries, making Volvo the leading supplier of hybrid buses in Europe. Their total mileage to date is equivalent to circling the globe 200 times.
VOLVO OCEAN RACE: PUMA FIRST TO MIAMI
Almost exactly 17 days after they led coming out of Itajaí in Brazil, PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG beat a thunderstorm on the way into Miami by a hair's breadth to make it back-to-back leg wins. An hour later, CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand arrived with the foul weather to claim second, before Groupama sailing team won their match race with overall leaders Team Telefónica for third.