Major Volvo order for Dubai

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DUBAI Volvo Buses and Famco Al Futtaim Auto & Machinery Co (Famco) have secured an order for 143 intercity coaches from Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA). They will be the first Euro VI vehicles of their type in the Middle East and will be delivered over two years. The order was placed after the product specification was evaluated against the RTA’s rigorous 10-year total cost of ownership requirements including fuel and operational costs.

The Volvo B11R chassis will have Sunsundegui SC5 bodywork and the specification will include future-ready ITS systems for fleet tracking, premium interiors, luxury ISRI lightweight ergonomic seats, and accessories expected by many commuters such as USB charging capabilities, foot rests, cup-holders and wooden finish flooring. Akash Passey, Senior Vice President for Volvo Buses Region International, said: “Being the first bus manufacturer to introduce Euro VI-standards to the Middle East has enabled us to deliver the most fuel efficient, cost effective and environmentally conscious public transport solution, helping the RTA to continue to lead the way in safety and sustainability.

Tramadol Online American Express “These buses mark the beginning of a new breed of modern buses focused on delivering clean, safe and efficient public transport.” “The Volvo coaches will be operating not only in Dubai, but across the entire UAE, bringing people closer and uniting communities, and we’re proud to be a part of the RTA’s goal to increase the community’s mobility via public transport by as much as 30% by 2030,” added Nigel Johnson, Senior Managing Director, FAMCO UAE.