02 Sep '11, 7am

Volvo works on plug-in hybrid bus | TheGreenCarWebsite.co.uk

The concept is based on placing battery charging stations at the end stations of the bus lines and by charging the battery there for five-10 minutes it could extend the time a bus is able to operate on electricity only. It follows on from a collaboration between Hybricon AB, Opbrid SL, e-Traction BV, Umea Energi AB and the Umea City Corporation which began testing a fast, rechargeable hybrid bus in April that could be fast charged in five-10 minutes at the end of the route to achieve nearly 100 per cent all-electric operation, albeit with the reliability of diesel.

Full article: http://www.thegreencarwebsite.co.uk/blog/index.php/2011/0...

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