Volvo by taking advantage of the FAME India (Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid and Electric vehicles in India) scheme is planning to introduce hybrid buses in India next year.

FAME India scheme offers package of incentives on electric and hybrid vehicles.

The company is introducing its hybrid technology in India and the first Volvo hybrid city bus pilot will start in Navi Mumbai with Navi Mumbai Municipal Transport (NMMT), a major transportation service in Navi Mumbai and its surrounding areas and cities starting in the first-half of 2016.

The Volvo hybrids will be manufactured in the company’s facility in Bengaluru.

“Volvo has a leading position in hybrid technology and electro mobility. Hybrid buses are an important solution for cities that want to reduce vehicle emissions”, said Hakan Agnevall, President Volvo Buses.

Akash Passey, Senior Vice-President, Region International, Volvo Buses, said: “The unveiling of the first Volvo hybrid city bus in India is contextual given the impetus from the central government to popularise public transport, while supporting the adoption of clean technology.”