SINGAPORE The Land Transport Authority (LTA) of Singapore has ordered 50 Volvo 7900 Hybrids from Volvo Bus as it continues its efforts to build a more environmentally friendly public bus fleet. Delivery will be gradually rolled out by the second half of 2018.
“Not only can commuters expect quieter and smoother rides, bus captains can also enjoy a more comfortable working environment,” a representative from the LTA said. “To prepare our bus workforce for this change, LTA will work with industry partners to help upgrade our bus professionals through the Singapore Bus Academy.”
“The order for the hybrid buses from the LTA is a major breakthrough and re-emphasises the technology leadership and commercial value delivered by Volvo Buses in Singapore,” said Manish Sahi, Head of Volvo Buses, Region Singapore. Akash Passey, Senior Vice President, Volvo Buses Region International, added: “These buses will provide stakeholders from across the region with the opportunity to experience and understand these technologies and will support Singapore as a ‘must visit’ item on the agenda of public transport regulators and operators in the region.”