Volvo B8L

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Volvo B8L
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Kowloon Motor Bus Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 bodied Volvo B8L in August 2017
Overview
Manufacturer Volvo
Production 2017-
Assembly Borås, Sweden
Body and chassis
Doors 2
Floor type Low floor
Related Volvo B5TL
Powertrain
Engine Volvo D8K
Power output 258kW
Transmission ZF EcoLife
Chronology
Predecessor Volvo B9TL

The Volvo B8L is a 3-axle bus chassis manufactured by Volvo.

History

In 2017, two pre-production Volvo B8Ls were completed; one with a Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 body that entered service with Kowloon Motor Bus (KMB) in Hong Kong and a Wright Gemini 3 bodied example with SBS Transit in Singapore.[1][2]

The B8L was officially launched in January 2018 as a replacement for the Volvo B9TL.[3][4] A MCV EvoSeti bodied example of Kowloon Motor Bus completed Motor Vehicle Examination and tilt test in early 2018.[5]

In October 2018, orders for 213 Wrightbus bodied examples for Hong Kong were announced, 46 for Citybus, 150 for KMB, 10 for Long Win Bus and seven for New World First Bus.[6][7][8]. This was followed in November with an announcement of 42 Alexander Dennis Enviro400XLB-bodied vehicles for Lothian Buses. (Scotland)[9]

References

  1. ^ Volvo launches B8L tri-axle Route One 30 January 2018
  2. ^ "Volvo goes East" Buses Worldwide issue 208 April 2018 page 36
  3. ^ Volvo Buses introduces new Euro VI Double-Decker Volvo 25 January 2018
  4. ^ Volvo Buses unveil B8L Euro VI double-decker Transport Engineer 1 February 2018
  5. ^ Volvo B8L Land Transport Guru 28 January 2018
  6. ^ Wrightbus wins orders for more than 200 buses BBC News 5 October 2018
  7. ^ Ballymena bus manufacturer Wrightbus lands Hong Kong orders Belfast Telegraph 5 October 2018
  8. ^ Wrightbus announces two new orders for Hong Kong Coach & Bus Week issue 1363 9 October 2018 page 8
  9. ^ https://www.alexander-dennis.com/media/news/2018/november/100-seats-for-lothian-in-new-three-axle-adl-enviro400xlb-on-volvo-chassis/

External links

Media related to Volvo B8L at Wikimedia Commons

  • Specifications Volvo Buses Hong Kong
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