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Jun 14, 2019

On June 13, Volvo Trucks informed that Volvo Trucks’ electric, connected and autonomous vehicle Vera will form part of an integrated solution to transport goods from a logistics centre to a port terminal in Gothenburg, Sweden. The assignment is a result of a new collaboration between Volvo Trucks and the ferry and logistics company, DFDS.
The purpose of the collaboration is to implement Vera in a real application, enabling a connected system for a continuous flow of goods, from a DFDS’ logistics centre to an APM Terminals port facility in Gothenburg, for distribution across the world.
Vera is suited for short distances, transporting large volumes of goods with high precision.
The aim is to implement a connected system consisting of several Vera vehicles monitored by a control tower. The purpose is to enable a seamless and constant flow responsive to demands on greater efficiency, flexibility and sustainability.

Volvo Trucks Press Release

Jun 11, 2019

On June 11, Volvo Buses and Famco Al Futtaim Auto & Machinery Co (Famco) have been selected supplier of 373 city buses to Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA). This is Volvo’s largest chassis order to date in Dubai, and the largest ever purchase of Euro VI city buses in the Middle East region.
The B8RLE Euro VI chassis will have a Sunsundegui SB3 body. These will be the first ever Euro VI city buses to operate in the region. Deliveries are planned for Q3 2019 to Q2 2020. The delivery includes a 10-year comprehensive maintenance contract that also covers tires and batteries.


Volvo Buses Press Release

Jun 10, 2019

On June 6, Volvo Buses informed that it is now extending its range of electrified buses with an all-electric articulated bus for quiet and emission-free high-capacity operations – the Volvo 7900 Electric Articulated.
At the UITP Global Transport Summit, the worldwide public transport fair being held this year in Stockholm from 9-12 June, Volvo Buses announced the introduction this autumn of an all-electric articulated bus with space for up to 150 passengers. The new articulated bus is based on the prototypes that since June 2018 have been running in test operations on the high-frequency route 16 in Gothenburg, Sweden. The two concept buses have thus far run for 4,500 hours and covered more than 62,000 kilometres, with excellent uptime.
The batteries will be charged both via fast-charge stations at either end of the route, and via overnight charging at the depot using CCS. The Volvo 7900 Electric Articulated will be unveiled to the public at the Busworld exhibition in Brussels in October.

Volvo Buses Press Release