VOLVO DELIVERS 80 BI-ARTICULATED BUSES TO ECUADOR BR SYSTEM
Volvo Bus Latin America has received an order for 80 bi-articulated buses to the BRT system of Quito, capital of Ecuador. The order confirms Volvo Buses’ leading position within the BRT segment. This is the first time that bi-articulated buses will run in Quito’s public transport system.
The Volvo buses are B340M, 27 meters in length and can carry 250 passengers. The bi-articulated buses will be bodied by Superpolo. This higher transport capacity enables a reduction in the number of vehicles operating in the corridor, which consequently increases the average speed of the system, reducing emissions of pollutants and operating costs. The first buses will start to operate in May, in time for the city’s anniversary celebrations.
Volvo has delivered more than 4,000 buses to the BRT-systems of Curitiba, Bogotá, Guatemala City, Mexico City, Santiago de Chile and San Salvador.