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Volvo's first electric hybrid bus in service in Germany

ECI - on 01/22/2015 09:53:59 am - By
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This is new in the transportation world ! Volvo just started operation of its Volvo 7900 electric hybrid bus on the « Innovation Route 109 » in Hamburg in Germany. This is the first time that an hybrid bus will be daily used in cities.

This is new in the transportation world ! Volvo just started operation of its Volvo 7900 electric hybrid bus on the « Innovation Route 109 » in Hamburg in Germany. This is the first time that an hybrid bus  will be daily used in cities.

The aim of the Volvo 7900hybrid bus

Volvo's new hybrid propulsion significantly reduces the polluting emissions and the noise level. More environmentally friendly, the new Volvo bus 7900 is being tested in Hamburg and should help determine if Hamburg's goal is feasible. Indeed, the city only wants buses without polluting emissions starting in 2020 and tus completely reduce the public transport impact in urban zones.

The inauguration took place on the « Innovation Route 109 », approximately 10km long, from Hamburg to Alsterdorf. Perfectly adapted to an hybrid use, this line has two charging at both terminus.

 

Technical characteristics of the Volvo 7900

-         Electric engine (Volvo I-SAM 150kW ; 1200Nm) + lithium batteries (voltage 660V, capacity of 19kWh) + Euro 6 diesel engine

-         Volvo I-shift gearbox

-         Simple fast charging by overhead connection

-         6 minutes charging time

-         7 km of autonomy on electric mode

-         -75% of fuel consumption

-         -60% of energy consumption

-         Length 12 m

-         Heigth : 3280mm

-         Width 2550mm

-         Number of passengers : 95 passengers

-         Number of seats : 32+1 (folding seat)

 

Watch the demonstration video of the Volvo 7900


Volvo's first electric hybrid bus in service in Germany
This is new in the transportation world ! Volvo just started operation of its Volvo 7900 electric hybrid bus on the « Innovation Route 109 » in Hamburg in Germany. This is the first time that an hybrid bus will be daily used in cities.

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