The Volvo Parallel Hybrid has been proven in service in the UK, across Europe and in Latin America to deliver major fuel savings and to reduce emissions compared to conventional buses. The main reason for this performance success is the complete integration of the engine and the hybrid systems, all of which are designed and manufactured by Volvo. The Volvo 7900 Hybrid single deck hybrid is a complete Volvo product and is our first complete bus to be offered in the UK.

SIGNIFICANT FUEL SAVINGS

The exact fuel savings will depend very much on the kind of operation, but to date in Euro 6 operation the Volvo 7900 Hybrid has delivered up to 39% fuel savings for operators in mixed traffic. As our experience and that of operators has increased, so has the fuel savings. The driver still plays a key role in delivering fuel savings and we undertake training with every new customer to highlight the special features and information available to the driver on the Volvo Hybrid.

CO2 REDUCTION

We estimate that operating one of our hybrids for a year will improve the operator’s carbon footprint to the tune of 27 tonnes of carbon dioxide. Typically that means 12 g less carbon dioxide per passenger mile so the more hybrids in the fleet, the better the result. This is useful to know in the debate about transport priorities in towns and cities in the future.

NO 1 IN UPTIME

Some still believe that hybrid buses are sensitive and less reliable than conventional buses. Well that’s yesterday’s news. The Volvo Hybrid has demonstrated top level availability and is backed with our usual warranty (‘2+1’ years, complete vehicle and driveline) with the added benefit of 5 years on the hybrid battery. We are taking risk off the table for the operator.

AIR QUALITY EMISSIONS ALSO DOWN

Particulates and NOx (Oxides of Nitrogen) are very sensitive air quality emissions that are very much on the agenda for many cities and towns across the UK. The Volvo Hybrid delivers significant benefits in this area, not least because of the pure electric pull away from bus stops. The reduction of CO2 matches the fuel saving.

Volvo 7900 Hybrid

Volvo 7900 Hybrid

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Volvo 7900 Hybrid

SILENT TAKE OFF

Right from our first Hybrid delivered in the UK in 2009, Volvo has offered engine shut down when the battery state of charge is in the correct range. The Volvo 7900 Hybrid can pull away silently from bus stops or traffic lights up to around 10 mph with the diesel engine shut off, before the diesel engine smoothly re-engages. This also reduces noise and improves passenger comfort, and means zero emissions too. In slow moving traffic, the careful driver can maintain electric mode for almost 1 km.

Volvo 7900 Hybrid

Features

The smarter engine

A SMARTER ENGINE

Volvo hybrid drive train has a 5-litre Euro 6 diesel engine in tandem with Volvo’s parallel hybrid system. The result is a perfect balance between efficiency and environmental performance.

Electric doors

ELECTRIC DOORS

The electrically operated doors are not only faster and more reliable, they are also helping to reduce fuel consumption by up to 2%.

DRIVER COMFORT

DRIVER COMFORT

A fully adjustable steering wheel, instrument panel and seat makes it easy to find an ideal driving position for all shapes and sizes of driver.

THE BEST CHOICE OF MATERIALS

THE BEST CHOICE OF MATERIALS

Car body structure and the roof is made of aluminium, which is 90% recyclable. This concept reduces both the weight, fuel consumption and emission levels.

MUCH MORE THAN JUST CITY-CENTRE OPERATION

MUCH MORE THAN JUST CITY-CENTRE OPERATION

Many of our customers confirm substantial fuel savings in environments where hybrids were not originally intended to operate. The Volvo 7900 Hybrid continues to exceed expectations. 

Future-proof

FUTURE-PROOF

Volvo's hybrid models are part of our holistic approach to sustainable transport solutions. Our partnerships with cities around the world have helped create new forms of public transport.

ELECTROMOBILITY

ELECTROMOBILITY

The future is Electric

Electromobility

Services

Zone Management

ZONE MANAGEMENT

FULL CONTROL

Zone Management means that vehicles can comply with restrictions and specific requirements depending on geographical position.

Zone Management
SERVICE CONTRACTS

SERVICE CONTRACTS

MAXIMISE UPTIME AND MINIMISE UNEXPECTED COSTS

A Service Contract gives you substantial reinforcement of uptime and availability at a specified monthly rate. Available at four levels.

Service Contracts
MOBILE FRONTLINE SUPPORT

MOBILE FRONTLINE SUPPORT

MOBILE DIAGNOSTICS AND SUPPORT

Volvo Frontline support offers the bus and coach operator a complete mobile diagnostic service suitable for today’s complex vehicles.

Mobile Frontline Support

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