Volvo reaches 3,000-milestone for electric and hybrid buses
Volvo reports that it has now sold 3,000 hybrids, electric hybrids and electric buses to customers in 22 countries in Europe, South America, Asia and Australia since the introduction of its first hybrid buses in 2010. The hybrid models are available as 12m single-decks, articulated models and as double-decks.
In 2016, Volvo sold 533 electrified buses, including hybrids, electric hybrids and all-electric buses. The largest single market for Volvo’s hybrid buses currently is the UK, which accounts for almost half (1,425) of the total of 3,000 sales. Other major markets are Colombia (468), Sweden (196), Spain (137), Germany (135), Switzerland (129) and Norway (109). Over the past two years, demand for Volvo hybrid buses has also increased in eastern Europe, with sales in Estonia (44) and Poland (48).