Nova Bus receives major order for hybrid buses from Quebec

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. The order also encompasses an option for approximately 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 company and vehicles once again, and we are glad to continue to work together to further enhance transit services in our communities.”

ATUQ is a longtime key customer of Nova Bus’, with their partnership stretching back to the seventies.

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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St-Eustache, February 12, 2013
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Nova Bus receives major order for hybrid buses from Quebec

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