Company News Apr 26, 2021 5:09 PM
Volvo spoke about electric buses and its plans to participate in upcoming tenders.
The Swedish company is testing buses to cope with the traffic in Bogota and the demands of moving passengers at 2,600 meters above sea level.
Volvo highlighted that the next time the city requires electric zonal transport, the brand will be present in that tender.
Local authorities plan to make a new tender for buses for the TransMilenio system in 2023 or 2024 for the trunk of Avenida 68, Cali, or the extension to Soacha.
“Reliability and experience are built over time, and we have been adapting our technology to the needs of the city,” Volvo’s Managing Director for Colombia, André Marques, said.
The expert said that the company does not improvise with respect to the country, the city, the operators, and citizens, since its vehicles are always monitored in maintenance yards and by telemetry to guarantee the best service.
Marques explained that Volvo’s bus technology allows real-time access to acceleration, braking, speed and fuel consumption data, or Safety Zones.
In addition, Volvo is expanding its presence in the country, since it has a presence in Pereira, Cali, Medellin, Barranquilla, and Bucaramanga.
Volvo works with the Colombian biodiesel producers Fedepalma and Fedebiocombustibles to send samples to the parent company where the fuel has been subjected to different tests.
The company is using 100% Colombian biodiesel in its buses, showing that it is “very efficient” and does not affect the engines at all.