Commuting along the streets of Edinburgh is turning greener than ever before. Making it happen is Lothian Buses, who is adding new hybrid vehicles to its existing 721-bus fleet. Low fuel consumption and smooth operation of the new Volvo 7900 Hybrid buses have prompted Lothian to buy 20 of them and add them to its existing fleet.
These buses, which boast green features and low CO2 emissions, will be delivered in 2014. The bus company that operates in Birmingham sees the new addition as a major step in sustainable transport.
The company had bought a few of these buses earlier this year and are fully satisfied with the eco-friendly features they offer.
According to a report quoting Phil Owen, Bus Sales Director at Volvo, the 7900 Hybrid single deck bus was launched last year and it was Lothian Buses who were among the first operators. Lothian had in fact saved considerably in terms of fuel costs and environment friendliness.
It needs to be noted that Lothian had been operating buses that combine electrically powered diesel engine and an aluminium body framework. The move towards eco-friendliness had started much earlier. Now with new hybrids from Volvo waiting to join the fleet, green efforts are sure to move a step forward.