MCV launches new Volvo B8RLE single-decker

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MCV has launched its new single-deck bus, which is based on the Volvo B8RLE chassis. It benefits from family styling and shared components with its double-deck sibling, the eVoSeti.

Called eVoRa (sic), the new single-deck bus is being sold in the UK and Ireland by Volvo. The first three examples of the new model have already been sold; six are available for stock; and six more are on the way.

The 12.2m heavyweight offers 46 passenger seats, 43 of which are forward facing with three-point seatbelts. One wheelchair can be accommodated.

A nearside view of the eVoRa. CBW’s Editor Gareth Evans can be seen behind the wheel – he enjoyed his drive. Note the top mounted heavy duty wiper system. ANDY IZATT
The attractively-styled rear. Note the LED lights for ease of maintenance. ANDY IZATT
The interior is every bit as airy as it looks – natural light is in abundance. The steps up to the rear are nicely spaced and headroom is not in short supply. GARETH EVANS
A close-up of the lower front end styling. GARETH EVANS

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