To promote environmentally friendly vehicles, the Indian government has recently launched the FAME India (Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid and Electric vehicles in India) program, offering incentives on electric and hybrid vehicles. Volvo is one of the first to profit from this program. She brings its hybrid bus technology to India in the first half of 2016, promising a fuel-consumption benefit of 39% compared to diesel. The first Volvo hybrid city bus pilot will start in the first half of 2016 in Navi Mumbai with Navi Mumbai Municipal Transport (NMMT). The Volvo hybrids will be manufactured in the company’s facility in Bangalore.
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