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Volvo unveils electric premium city bus with an aluminium body

Volvo unveils electric premium city bus with an aluminium body

Volvo Buses has introduced the Volvo BZL-GML Eco Range, a pioneering electric low-floor, two-door premium-class city bus, marking a significant milestone in Malaysia's public transportation sector. This collaboration with Gemilang International Ltd aims to elevate industry standards and accelerate the nation's transition to sustainable urban mobility.
Volvo Buses Country Manager Marcus Mak pointed out that electromobility is a pivotal solution for a sustainable future. He stated: “The introduction of the Volvo BZL-GML Eco Range will contribute to a more sustainable environment through zero emissions while playing a key role in strengthening industry networks and increasing understanding of superior electromobility technologies.”
A signing ceremony with Rapid Bus Sdn Bhd confirmed the commencement of a trial operation involving the new electric bus for Rapid KL bus service.
CEO Muhammad Yazurin Sallij said: highlighted the alignment with Malaysia’s green mobility initiatives. “The Volvo BZL-GML Eco Range is timely as Rapid Bus expands its fleet electrification program. Gemilang shares Volvo’s goal of achieving sustainability through electromobility, aligning with the Malaysian government’s initiatives to reduce carbon footprint and promote green mobility in the Klang Valley and other major cities,”