Volvo Buses wins ‘Best Bus’ in three categories at German 2020 ETM Awards

Volvo’s coach, intercity and electric buses have won ‘Best Travel High Decker’, ‘Best Intercity Bus’ and ‘Best Electric Bus’ respectively in the rankings at the ETM readers’ choice digital awards ceremony in Stuttgart, Germany. 

A total of 8,125 readers from commercial vehicle trade magazines took part in the 24th ETM publishing house ceremony, which was held virtually due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

The awards were presented by Julian Hoffmann, Head of Test and Technology at ETM, but were handed over in advance to Thomas Hartmann, managing director, Volvo Buses Germany. 

“Innovation and consistent fulfilment of the highest standards in terms of safety, comfort and digital technology make not only Volvo Buses, but above all our customers successful,” says Thomas Hartmann. 

“This triple award is therefore a great honour and an important sign of recognition for our services and our ability to innovate.” 

The guests followed the digital event concept online, in which the coach, intercity and electric buses from Volvo were chosen as the winners. 

The Volvo 9900, which was named Best Travel High Decker, was first introduced in 2018, and also been named Coach of the Year in Spain and Ireland. 

The Best Intercity Bus was the Volvo 8900 which is available as a two- or three-axle vehicle and in seven versions from 12.0 to 14.9m. 

And the Best Electric Bus award went to the Volvo 7900 E and the full-electric articulated Volvo 7900 EA. 

“Winning in three different categories makes us extremely proud and it also shows that Volvo Buses have a broad product range that can be adapted to each customers transports needs,” adds Hartmann.