A deity evolves

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The long-established MCV eVolution has evolved. Its replacement on the Euro 6 Volvo B8RLE is eVoRa and Andy Izatt outlines what the new combination has to offer

MCV has unveiled eVoRa, its new upgraded and facelifted single-deck body which is sold in the UK and Ireland by Volvo Bus on the Euro 6 B8RLE. Stock availability is already in place and first customers are JJ Kavanagh and Sons of Urlingford in Ireland and Hertfordshire-based Uno.

Ashraf Fawzi, Managing Director of the Egyptian manufacturer’s UK subsidiary MCV Bus and Coach, explained that an upgrade and restyle of the long-established Evolution body had been planned as long ago as 2014 when it was first significantly modified to accommodate the Euro 6 B8RLE. However, the focus at that time needed to be on the double-deck body for the Euro 6 Volvo B5TL which was re-launched in 2015 with a revised look as the eVoSeti. Subsequent modifications saw it also able to accommodate a B5LH hybrid underframe.

“Our approach with eVoRa has been the same,” Ashraf said. “We involved operators, their engineering staff and drivers, and our own service and engineering people. We listened to their feedback and incorporated the necessary modifications to make the product as reliable and easy to maintain as possible. It was also an opportunity to extend the family look we first introduced with eVoSeti.” […]

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