The Volvo hybrids will be part of a city bus pilot in Navi Mumbai starting in the first half of 2016. The Volvo hybrids will be manufactured in the company’s facility in Bangalore.
The first Volvo hybrid city bus pilot will start in Navi Mumbai with Navi Mumbai Municipal Transport (NMMT), a major transportation service in Navi Mumbai and its surrounding areas and cities. T
Volvo to introduce hybrid buses in India
Volvo is a leader in hybrid technology with more than 2,300 hybrid buses sold to over 20 countries. The Volvo hybrids offer a fuel consumption which is up to 39 percent lower than that of regular diesel buses, which in turn cuts carbon dioxide emissions by the same amount and nitrogen oxides and particles by 50 percent. The electric hybrids, offering fuel savings of 75 percent, are running in regular traffic in Gothenburg, Stockholm and Hamburg. In June 2015, bus route 55 was opened in Gothenburg, served by three all-electric buses and seven electric hybrids from Volvo Buses. In all, Volvo has sold more than 5,000 hybrids and full electric buses worldwide