CONTRACT FOR NOVA BUS IN NEW YORK FOR 165 HYBRID BUSES
Nova Bus secures second major contract in New York State for 165 hybrid buses to be delivered to MTA, New York State Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Besides the 165 hybrid buses the contract involves an option for another 126 hybrid buses and 209 diesel buses.
It is a second large order for Volvo's Nova Bus in North-America after having received an order for 307 Prevost commuter buses with another 23 as option. All together Volvo can be delivering over 800 buses to the state of New York. Nova Bus is a subsidiary of Volvo Buses in North America as is Prevost. “With these two orders, and the possible options, we continue to develop our long- standing relationship with New York. We are immensely proud to be a trusted partner in the development of public transport in North America”, says Håkan Agnevall, President of Volvo Buses.
With the latest orders for the buses manufactured by Volvo's North American subsidiaries, the company´s fleet in the New York area totals more than 2,100 buses and coaches, branded either Prevost or Nova Bus. “In the last couple of months, our Nova Bus and Prevost subsidiaries have been awarded contracts from MTA with a total of 472 buses and coaches with a further potential of 348 buses. The first hybrid buses will be delivered in May 2020 and the remaining of the deliveries will begin in December 2020, to be completed in 2021.