Monthly Archives: November 2010

Hybrids on the run

I have previously written about the benefits of the versatility of the Volvo 7700 Hybrid in particular about the superior performance in different types of city operation. But, what about rural bus operation? In the absence of stop and go … Continue reading

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Double Decker Hybrid 10.69 miles per gallon

In a recent issue of Route One (Thursday the 21st of October), the UK magasine on buses, the Volvo hybrid Chassis B5LH with a classic UK double decker body was evaluated. The four page detailed article reports on experiences and … Continue reading

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US route to energy efficiency

Authorities around the world plan for and implement measures to controll the energy use of road transports. China, Japan, US and Eu have all announced that future legislation will include measures to regulate fuel consumption or green house gases. Recently … Continue reading

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Greetings to and from our hybrid buses

  Special Greetings from Curitiba, Brazil 2010 will for most of the co-workers of Volvo Bus Corporation be remembered as the year when the hybrid buses took off, in mass production. No doubt the performance and sales have been a … Continue reading

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Modernizing Public Transportation

The World Resource Institute and the associated organisation EMBARQ have summarized the learning’s from major bus projects in Latin America and Asia in a recent report titled “Modernizing Public Transports” Read more about the report here   The report mainly … Continue reading

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World Cup buses for Rio

The test rides with the Volvo 7700 Hybrid bus was appreciated part the buss was full. Last week I spent some days visiting the Fertrans conference and exhibition in Rio de Janeiro and I learned a lot. Rio is a … Continue reading

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Increasing congestion in Santiago de Chile

Chile is a blooming economy with constant growth since 1984. Only very few countries such as China and India can give Chile a fair competition in terms of economical growth. With increasing wealth, more travel follows. The cars in Chile … Continue reading

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