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 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 entered service with Kowloon Motor Bus in April 2018.[5] However, the production of the Volvo B9TL has not ceased yet.

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

External links

Media related to Volvo B8L at Wikimedia Commons

  • Specifications Volvo Buses Hong Kong
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