The Volvo Hybrid double deck is a market leader with more than 1,100 vehicles entering service in the UK since its introduction in 2009. In addition to substantially reducing emissions, the vehicle has delivered consistent fuel savings and high reliability, thanks to the complete integration of the engine and the parallel hybrid system - all of which are designed and manufactured by Volvo.

SAVE MORE THAN 30% ON YOUR FUEL BILLS

The fuel savings will depend very much on the kind of operation but savings of up to 30% have been achieved by many operators in mixed traffic. As our experience and that of operators has increased, so fuel savings have improved. 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 improvements are even more significant at Euro 6. The reduction of CO2 matches the fuel saving.

Volvo B5LH

Volvo B5LH

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CAPITAL CHOICE

CAPITAL CHOICE

The ultimate city hybrid double deck, the Volvo B5LH offers unrivalled choice. Manufactured by a world leader in hybrid technology, it is available with Wrightbus, ADL and MCV bodywork. The B5LH is a truly versatile and class leading chassis that can be tailored to meet specific operating requirements.

Volvo B5LH

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EFFICIENCY & ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE

EFFICIENCY & ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE

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.

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.

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.

ELECTROMOBILITY

ELECTROMOBILITY

The future is Electric

Electromobility

SERVICES

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
VEHICLE MANAGEMENT

VEHICLE MANAGEMENT

Increase uptime with optimised service and maintenance

Volvo Bus Vehicle Management lets you give each vehicle an individual service and maintenance plan for maximum uptime and cost efficiency.

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