CANADA Volvo Buses’ North American subsidiary, Nova Bus, has received an order for 475 hybrids, the largest ever signed by the group, from Quebec in Canada. Delivery of the LFS HEV (Hybrid Electric Vehicle) buses will start in 2014. The order also encompasses an option for a further 1200 vehicles.
The customer, ATUQ, is a consortium consisting of the province’s nine transit authorities.
“This order underlines the strong relationship ATUQ and Nova Bus have developed over the years,” said Jean-Pierre Baracat, President of Nova Bus. “ATUQ has renewed its confidence in our vehicles and we are glad to continue to work together to enhance services.”
Nova Bus is also developing other means of environmental transport such as plug-in hybrids and all-electric buses.
“One part of Nova Bus’ vision is to be a leader in green efficiency and electro-mobility. We believe lower-emissions buses help meet challenges such as congestion and improve quality of life,” said Stefan Tilk, Volvo Buses Americas.