The Volvo B10BLE was a low-entry bus chassis manufactured by Volvo in Sweden between 1993 and 2004. It is the successor to the normal floor Volvo B10B. The B10BLE is offered in both diesel and Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) variants.
The Volvo B10BLE is succeeded by the Volvo B7RLE and the Volvo B12BLE.
Singapore Bus Services/SBS Transit
SBS Transit operates a total of 13 Volvo B10BLE buses, 12 of which are powered by Compressed Natural Gas (CNG).
In 1997, SBS received its first low-entry bus for evaluation. The demonstrator received the received the "CR221L" bodywork by Volgren. The low-entry design provides a step free access to the entrance and exit of the bus, which made the bus more accessible. It was fitted with the Mobitec flip-dot Electronic Destination Signage (EDS), like the other demonstrators received by SBS during the era.
Originally fitted with the first generation ZF Ecomat gearbox, it was upgraded to the second generation ZF Ecomat II gearbox, complete with new gear selectors.
It was retired in 2015 at the end of its lifespan.
In 2001, SBS Transit purchased 12 more B10BLE buses, which are powered by CNG instead of diesel. These buses received an updated "CR222L" bodywork by Volgren. As with other orders made by SBS Transit during the era, these buses were not fitted with any EDS.
|Registration no.||SBS1688K||SBS2988M - SBS2999G|
|Vehicle bodywork||Volgren CR221L||Volgren CR222L|
|Year||1997||2001 & 2002|
|Period of registration||12 Jan 1998||19 Apr 2002 (SBS2988M); 18 Jul 2002 (SBS2989K); 29 Dec 2005 (SBS2990E - SBS2999G)|
|Passenger capacity||Seating: 34|
|Engine model||Volvo DH 10 A-245||Volvo GH 10 B-245|
|Engine capacity||9603 cc|
|Emission standard||Euro II|
|Transmission model||ZF Ecomat I 5HP 500 (original)|
ZF Ecomat II 5HP 502C
|ZF Ecomat I 4HP 500|
|Power/torque||245 hp (180 kW) @ 2000 rpm / 1050 Nm @ 1100 - 1450 rpm|
|Air-con model||Sütrak AC 350||Cool-Air|
|EDS model||Mobitec MobiDOT||N/A|
|EDS controller model||Mobitec Zebra 300TD|
|Seat model||Saydair Metro||Vogelsitze System 400|
|Door model||SMC Transit|