Serial production of hybrid buses

During the year, the company also took an important step toward significantly reducing energy consumption in terms of city buses. In May, serial production commenced on the Volvo 7700 Hybrid buses and Volvo B5L Hybrid double-decker buses. By recycling the brake energy, the buses will be able to operate partly on electricity, which will contribute to a reduction in fuel consumption of up to 35% and, accordingly emissions of the greenhouse gas, carbon dioxide. Volvo’s hybrid buses currently operate in several cities around Europe. Interest is high worldwide and during the year, the hybrid buses were test-driven in Brazil, Colombia and Mexico.