The Green Bus Fund has just given Volvo a large amount of business as an order has been placed for nearly 175 hybrid buses. The majority of these are coming from the bus company Arriva, who have placed an order for nearly 80 vehicles. Volvo have just announced that the majority of the vehicles are going to be diesel electric hybrids, although several orders have been placed for bio methane buses, which are completely carbon neutral.
Volva have also won business from Go Ahead, National Express and Ensign Bus. The managing director of although in the U.K.’s Steve Dewhurst and he has commented, “Last year we saw over 100 hybrid double decker buses come onto the roads in the UK. We are very pleased that the government has continued to support the Green Bus Fund and it is giving a boost to our industry that we very badly need.”
The sales director of Volvo Bus in the UK is Phil Owen and he has commented, “These buses are not just impressive for the environment, but they are also very fuel-efficient. It is estimated that they reduce the company’s fuel requirements by around 35 percent. The air quality on routes will also improve significantly as the buses produce 45 percent less carbon emissions than their purely diesel predecessors.
“The savings on fuel are going to be very important for companies in these times when the cost of diesel is spiralling out of control. Volvo buses not only offer a cleaner option, but they also offer one that is more economically affordable for companies in these troubled financial times. We fully expect, that with the governments continued help, we are going to be introducing more green buses to the streets of the UK for many more years to come.”