200 Volvo hybrids for Bogota
Volvo Bus Latin America has sold 200 hybrid buses to the Public Transportation System of Bogota, the capital of Colombia. The buses will be operating the city’s BRT system, TransMilemio. Their chassis will be manufactured in Volvo Buses’ plant in Curitiba, Brazil. The buyers are Consorcio Express, acquiring 156 vehicles and GMovil, acquiring 44 vehicles. The deal includes, in addition to the chassis, a 12 year battery protection contract and a five year service agreement. The buses will be bodied by Busscar and Superpolo in Colombia. They are due to start operating in Bogota in December 2013 and will expand the coverage of the city’s Integrated Public Transportation System. The buses will have doors with access steps on the right hand side and bus floor level doors on the left, to allow boarding and debarkation at the Transmilemio stops. The sale includes a solution package, including total vehicle maintenance, from filter and oil changes to repairs.