First Volver Access models sold to international market feature a capacity for 31 passengers and fully automatic Allison transmissions
SÃO PAULO – Volare, a leading Brazilian manufacturer of small buses, recently sold 35 of its Volver Access school buses to Dubai Taxi Co.’s School Bus Division in the United Arab Emirates. The exported model is the manufacturer’s first rear engine minibus featuring a low floor, full-air suspension and an Allison 2000 Series™ transmission.
“Our clients demand more technology, comfort, safety and fuel efficiency,” said Rodrigo Bisi, strategy coordinator for Volare. “Our partnership with Allison allows for state-of-art automatic transmission technology that reduces fuel consumption and increases drivability.”
Allison transmissions use a torque converter to smoothly multiply engine torque and deliver more power to the wheels. By multiplying the engine power, drivers get increased performance, faster acceleration and greater operational flexibility. An Allison transmission increases power while a manual or automated manual transmission (AMT) loses power with every shift.
Furthermore, once behind the wheel of an Allison-equipped vehicle, drivers are more alert and in tune with the vehicle, leading to increased driver retention and better safety records. Even experienced drivers benefit from more precise, safer handling and improved comfort.
The minibuses with Allison transmissions are already used in Latin America countries as bus rapid transit (BRT) system feeders. They typically operate in areas where road infrastructure fails to offer good traffic conditions for conventional buses.
About Allison Transmission
Allison Transmission (NYSE: ALSN) is the world’s largest manufacturer of fully automatic transmissions for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles and is a leader in hybrid-propulsion systems for city buses. Allison transmissions are used in a variety of applications including refuse, construction, fire, distribution, bus, motorhomes, defense and energy. Founded in 1915, the company is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA and employs approximately 2,600 people worldwide. With a market presence in more than 80 countries, Allison has regional headquarters in the Netherlands, China and Brazil with manufacturing facilities in the U.S., Hungary and India. Allison also has approximately 1,400 independent distributor and dealer locations worldwide. For more information, visit allisontransmission.com.
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