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Volvo, MCV (Hardback)

The Story of a Global Partnership

Transport > Buses

By David Barrow
Imprint: Pen & Sword Transport
Pages: 128
Illustrations: 150 colour illustrations
ISBN: 9781399048392
Published: 1st May 2024


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In 2022, Volvo Bus UK celebrated fifty years of trading in the UK and Ireland. The first right-hand drive B58 chassis arrived on these shores at the end of 1971. The double deck front engine Ailsa came in 1973. Over the next fifty years, the various different models have been upgraded, redesigned, lengthened and fitted with bigger more powerful engines. And now, in 2023, Volvo electric single and double deck models are beginning to appear on UK roads. Volvo Bus is a subsidiary of the Swedish Vehicle builder Volvo AB, with a global presence worldwide.

MCV is based in Salheya in Egypt. It was established in 1994 and has the capacity to build up to 6,000 buses and coaches per annum., with up to 5,000 employees. MCV and Volvo are collaborating in the development and building of the electric bus for the UK marketplace.

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About David Barrow

David Barrow is a freelance journalist and author. His previous books include Scania double-deck buses and East Lancashire Coachbuilders. 
He has contributed over the past thirty-five years to BUSES, Bus Business, Bus and Coach Buyer, Coachmart, Coach and Bus Week, Bus Fayre, Bus Review, Route One and Buses Annual and Yearbook. Covering a variety of bus related subjects, both here in the UK, as well as Europe, Hong Kong, and the USA.

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