19 Dec 2018

ANOTHER LARGE ORDER FOR VDL IN SWEDEN

Transdev Sweden orders 59 VDL Citeas LLE-127. From June 2019 Transdev will start to deploy the buses in Sigtuna, Upplands Väsby and Vallentuna, three northern parts of the Swedish capital Stockholm.

Transdev Sweden is becoming a regular customer of VDL Bus & Coach. VDL will also deliver 25 electric articulated Citeas for urban traffic in Umeå, in northern Sweden. This concession is carried out by Umeå Kommun and Transdev Sverige in close cooperation with the Västerbottens Iän. And already Transdev has been running 30 VDL Citeas LLE in Umeå for 2 years now. The 59 order for the Cite LLE-127 is one of the largest orders for VDL Bus & Coach ever received in Sweden. Fredrik Dahlborg, Managing Director of VDL Bus & Coach Sweden AB, says This order demonstrates that the VDL Citea LLE is a very efficient choice for public transport operations.” Niclas Flodin, Technical and Operational Management Director at Transdev Sverige: "The cooperation between VDL Bus & Coach and Transdev Sverige has been exemplary with previous orders." The VDL Citea LLE-127 has a very low kerb weight due to the lightweight concept and according to VDL a low fuel consumption. In addition Transdev’s buses will run on HVO, Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil, a high-quality biodiesel. This contributes to a cleaner environment and a further reduction in CO2 emissions in Stockholm. Both Transdev Sverige and VDL Bus & Coach are stating that their aim is to make a fundamental contribution to the transition to a cleaner environment.



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