22 Volvo 9700 DDs for Keolis

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Keolis has ordered the new coaches for routes from Gothenburg. VOLVO BUSES

Volvo Buses has received an order for 22 of its new double-decker from Keolis. The coaches will be used for express services between Gothenburg and Borås from December 2021. “The demand for comfortable, safe and reliable express coaches with a high capacity and productivity is growing. Fuel efficiency and the possibility of using renewable fuels, such as HVO and RME, are also becoming more important for many operators. With our flexible range of products and services, we can supply a complete, high-quality, customised solution that meets our customers’ needs extremely well,” said Ulf Magnusson, Senior Vice President at Volvo Buses.

Passenger comfort was also an important criterion in Keolis’ choice of an express coach: “Volvo Buses meets the high expectations that both we and our customers have of modern public transport. This is a partnership where both Keolis and Volvo will do their utmost to offer safe, punctual and comfortable journeys between Gothenburg and Borås over the next 10 years,” said Karl Orton, Fleet Director at Keolis.

The Volvo 9700 DD has room for up to 96 passengers. The coaches are equipped with WiFi and every seat has a USB port. The chassis are manufactured at the Volvo Buses plant in Borås and the bodies are built by Carrus Delta Oy in Finland.