LEADING THE WAY IN GREEN EFFICIENCY
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.
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.
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.