MoD orders 63 Volvo B8Rs
Volvo Bus has secured an order for 63 Volvo B8Rs from the Ministry of Defence (MoD) for delivery over the next 12 months. Asset supply specialists, Babcock Land, acted on behalf of the MoD as lease provider and has worked alongside Volvo Bus and Plaxton to confirm the Euro6 order. The manufacturers will supply 53 Volvo B8Rs with Plaxton Panther 3 bodywork, six Volvo B8Rs with Plaxton Leopard bodywork and four with Plaxton Panther Club bodies.
Volvo Bus Coach and Product Director, Ian Downie, said, ‘This is a highly significant development for us. It is a fantastic endorsement of our recently launched B8R Euro6 product. Our long-term partnership with Plaxton has also been key in the process.’