VOLVO BUSES ‘BEST BUS’ IN THREE CATEGORIES AT THE 2020 ETM AWARDS
Volvo Buses has done very well in the import rankings at the ETM readers’ choice digital awards ceremony in Stuttgart, Germany.
It won prices for ‘Best Travel High Decker’, ‘Best Intercity Bus’ and ‘Best Electric Bus’. It is the result of the 24th ETM publishing house ceremony, in which 8,125 readers from commercial vehicle trade magazines took part in a virtually election due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The awards were presented by Julian Hoffmann, Head of Test and Technology at ETM, but were handed over in advance to Thomas Hartmann (photo), Managing Director of Volvo Buses Germany. “This triple award is a great honor and an important sign of recognition for our services and our ability to innovate,” says Thomas Hartmann.
The guests followed the digital event concept online, in which the coach, intercity and electric buses from Volvo were chosen as the winners.
The Volvo 9900 was chosen as 'Best Travel High Decker', because of its attractive design, fuel-saving aerodynamics and safety standard. Introduced in 2018, the Volvo 9900 has also been named Coach of the Year in Spain and Ireland. The model has also received the Red Dot Award design prize, the Sustainability Award, the Grand Coach Award and an award for best safety – the Safety Label Coach – at the international Busworld show in Brussels last year.
Best Intercity Bus became the Volvo 8900 due to the large number of different variants, its versatility and it offers maximum availability, reliability, easy maintenance and low operating costs.
As winners of this newly created category (in 2019), 'Beste Electric Bus' the clean and quiet Volvo 7900 E and fully electric articulated Volvo 7900 EA were chosen. The Volvo 7900 EA can carry up to 150 passengers. As a full-service provider, Volvo Buses is making it easier for European cities to introduce electrical technology in the bus sector with a modular service portfolio that covers all aspects of scheduled operations.