The last couple of days I have been visiting Stockholm and the Volvo Ocean Race event. Being an old sailor I find the V70 yachts fundamentally spectacular. And, the incredible speed they achieve is truly thrilling.
Any way, I spent my time at our seminars connected to the event. We have now statistics from real traffic on the 7700 hybrid and on the Euro V bus range. For the 7700 hybrid we read fuel consumption improvement between 25 and 35 % relative to the standard 7700 diesel bus delivered today. For most European city buses the fuel consumption decrease will be 30%. This makes it a competitor for all standard buses and not just for special hybrid fleets. As for the Euro V buses the first results indicate a substantial improvement in fuel consumption on all engines. Let me come back with specific statistics.
Next I will go on vacation, as mostly to spend the time with the family on our sailboat in the Bohuslän archipelago!