VOLVO SUCCESSFUL WITH NEW ORDER IN SANTIAGO (CHILE)
Chile’s capital city Santiago continues to renew its public transport system with 200 high capacity buses from Volvo. Transport services provider Subus has placed an order for 200 Volvo B8RLE articulated chassis with Marco Polo bodies. The new vehicles will be delivered the second quarter this year and add up the total number of Volvo buses in Santiago to 2850.
The new articulated buses, which can carry up to 180 passengers, will be part of Santiago’s mass transit system RED, which carries almost 6.1 million passengers daily. Here transport by bus, metro and train has been integrated to link together different parts of the city and surroundings in an efficient way. In total there are 6200 buses in Santiago. “We’ve supplied buses and innovative solutions to Santiago’s public transport network ever since the system was integrated”, says Alexandre Selski, Strategic Sales Director for Volvo Buses in Latin America.
The new Volvo B8RLE Euro VI articulated buses have been specified to meet Santiago’s demands on low emissions and high safety. They are fitted with Zone Management, which automatically limits the vehicle’s speed on roads with a high accident risk or where there are many unprotected road users. The new articulated buses are also equipped with electronically controlled disc brakes, electronically regulated air suspension, Volvo Fleet Management System and I-Coaching, which helps the driver to drive both safely and economically. The chassis for these buses are built in Sweden and the bodywork by Marcopolo in Colombia.