A jury of experts has presented the Volvo 9700 DD with the International Sustainability Award, organised by German trade journal Busplaner. The jury based its decision on the model’s aerodynamics concept for reducing fuel consumption and the option of running the vehicle on synthetic fuels or biofuels.
“The Volvo 9700 DD has only recently been launched on the European market, and we are very pleased that the experts have focused on both its sustainability and productivity benefits since this is good for our customers and society as a whole,” says Niklas Orre, vice president coach sales, Volvo Buses.
In a welcoming address at the awards, Andreas Scheuer, German federal minister of transport, said: “Buses are key to sustainable mobility. In many ways, today’s vehicles already meet the mobility requirements of tomorrow.”
Volvo Buses received the award in the long-distance bus category.
“We are extremely proud that our new premium model was awarded by the jury,” adds Gerd Schneider, managing director, Volvo Busse Deutschland. “Sustainability is a cornerstone of our corporate philosophy and we take a holistic approach: from reducing our own impact internally, to helping our customers and partners limit their impact through reduced fuel consumption, more efficient operations and making the transition to renewable fuels or electrified solutions.”