Volvo Buses and FAMCO have received an order from the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority to supply 143 Volvo luxury intercity coaches over the next two years, in what is FAMCO’s largest deal with the RTA to date.
Volvo’s B11R is the first bus in the Middle East to meet the strict Euro 6 standards of fuel efficiency and emissions; aiding the successful signing of the deal which was evaluated against the RTA’s rigorous 10-year total cost of ownership requirements, including fuel and operational costs.
“Being the first bus manufacturer to introduce Euro 6-standards to the Middle East has enabled us to deliver the most fuel efficient, cost effective and environmentally conscious public transport solution, helping the RTA to continue to lead the way in safety and sustainability,” said Akash Passey, senior VP for Volvo Buses Region International.
“These buses mark the beginning of a new breed of modern buses focused on delivering clean, safe and efficient public transport,” he added.
“The Volvo coaches will be operating not only in Dubai, but across the entire UAE, bringing people closer and uniting communities, and we’re proud to be a part of the RTA’s goal to increase the community’s mobility via public transport by as much as 30% by 2030,” said Nigel Johnson, senior managing director, FAMCO UAE.
Volvo’s 11-litre 430hp Euro 6 engine adheres to not only the most stringent level of emission requirements for diesel engines the world over, but also delivers uncompromised power and performance.
Combined with a suite of smart fuel-saving services like the Volvo I-Shift gearbox, advanced engine management system and I-Coaching; a real-time device which offers the driver continuous on-the-job training with instant feedback on their acceleration, braking, cornering and over-revving, it ensures a safer and more fuel-efficient journey.