Thursday, September 1, 2011

New eco friendly plug-in hybrid bus by Volvo

Volvo has sold more than 250 hybrid buses. The company is now developing a chargeable electric motor and a battery along with the internal combustion engine that can reduce emissions up to 35%. The idea behind the new hybrid is that there will be charging stations in bus stops where the on-board battery can be charged for five to ten minutes during which time the battery will acquire enough electricity to drive for about ten kilometres purely on the battery. The new system will allow the bus to drive through low pollution zones or environmentally sensitive areas.

Source: Zigwheels

The hybrid technology of the Volvo 7700 Hybrid is the leading environmental solution for buses in urban areas, and the only commercially viable hybrid on the market. Without compromising on performance, and still delivering emissions reduction by up to 50 percent and fuel savings of up to 35 percent, it is a truly competitive alternative for urban transport.

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