30 litre per 100 km!

41 litre per 100 km is the average fuel consumption in city traffic (33% idle and average speed of 19 km/h) of all Volvo B7R and Volvo B7RLE chassis delivered since the introduction of Euro IV in 2006. The new D7 engine has become a favourite of environmental managers.

And, with the increasing oil price, the interest for the Volvo 8500 and Volvo 8700 series have grown a lot. The low entry buses are popular for their versatility allowing any type of traffic from inner city to intercity operation.

In commuter traffic (20% idle and average speed of 40 km/h) the customer average fuel consumption is 30 litre per 100 km!

The 8500 model is built in the light weight aluminium technology while the 8700 series has a modern stainless steel body.

The Volvo 8700 low entry in the picture is used in the Helsinki Jokeri Line that is an express bus service. It is supplied with Euro V incentive emission certificate. The rout has been given priority in traffic and has special designed buses and bus stops. It has become a tremendous success among the travellers because of the rapid access to the city.

About volvobuses

Adjunct Professor of Catalysis at Chalmers University of Technology. Lives in Gothenburg, Sweden, with my wife and three daughters born in 1991, 1994 and 1997. Is a passionate runner.
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