Volvo Buses B10M
|Years of manufacture||1978 to 1986|
|Length||Up to 12 metres|
|Width||Up to 2590 millimetres|
The Volvo Buses B10M is a standard floor bus chassis with a 9.6 litre engine mounted horizontally near the middle, between the front and rear axles. It has been used for both motorcoaches and transit buses.
From 1983 to 1986, the B10M was offered as a complete 40-foot bus in North America with a body adapted to that market. A number of North American suppliers provided components such as doors, windows, and seating. In 1985, the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority became the first agency to take delivery of the 40-foot B10M. One of these buses was diverted to the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority. No other orders followed, and Volvo exited the North American bus market due to financial pressures.
Demonstrator Units/Special Units
|9001||1981||?||Demoed with New Jersey Transit. It was numbered 9001|
- Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) - Rhode Island
- Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) - Philadelphia, PA