28 Jul '14, 12am

Volvo and ABB in drive to roll out elecitrc bus recharging network

Volvo has teamed up with engineering giant ABB to deploy a network of new electric bus charging points that can even allow vehicles to recharge at bus stops. The companies announced a new partnership last week, which will see them initially work together in Luxembourg in 2015 to roll out a city-wide recharging network for plug-in buses, as part of efforts to slash emissions from the city's public transport system. FURTHER READING Mayor Boris 'set to miss' host of green goals Tesla revs up UK presence with Heathrow service centre Ultimately, the project aims to help design a basic standard for electric-bus charging that guarantees safety, consistency, and helps to boost investment in zero emission buses. The Luxembourg scheme will combine Volvo's new electric hybrid bus - which will debut later this year and claims to slash fuel consumption by 75 per cent compared to conven...

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