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.