FAMCO, RTA sign deal for 143 luxury Volvo coaches
Volvo Buses and FAMCO have received an order from the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority to supply 143 Volvo luxury intercity coaches over the next two years, in what is FAMCOs largest deal with the RTA to date.
Volvos B11R is the first bus in the Middle East to meet the strict Euro 6 standards of fuel efficiency and emissions; aiding the successful signing of the deal which was evaluated against the RTAs rigorous 10-year total cost of ownership requirements, including fuel and operational costs.
Commenting on the significant new signing, Akash Passey, senior vice president for Volvo Buses Region International said: Being the first bus manufacturer to introduce Euro 6-standards to the Middle East has enabled us to deliver the most fuel efficient, cost effective, and environmentally conscious public transport solution, helping the RTA to continue to lead the way in safety and sustainability. These buses mark the beginning of a new breed of modern buses focused on delivering clean, safe and efficient public transport.
The Volvo coaches will be operating not only in Dubai, but across the entire UAE, bringing people closer and uniting communities, and were proud to be a part of the RTAs goal to increase the communitys mobility via public transport by as much as 30% by 2030,” said Nigel Johnson, senior managing director, FAMCO UAE.