Now it is all about sailing

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!

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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