Hybrid Hysteria

When going to the Busworld exhibition in Kortrijk this year I was armed with a set of Green Efficiency presentations for our seminar series. Together with the other two presenters; Peter Danielsson and Claes Westberg, we prepared in total 5 presentations for: Hybrid Green Efficiency, City Bus Green Efficiency, Coach Green Efficiency, Fuel consumption Green Efficiency and Public Procurement, Green Efficiency

Even if I occasionally used all five presentations, the hybrid presentation is by far the best seller. The interest for the hybrid has grown from high to hysterical. Not least noted by the fact that all bus colleagues from other brands frequently and repeatedly take part in the test drives/rides.

Hybrid bus during test drive at a stop by the Kortrijk railway station.

We are of course glad that we already have an interest of this magnitude. The interest is on solid ground. The results from the field tests have now been presented and we have shown that we perform better than the target, much better. For example the field test bus in Göteborg use less than 26 litre per 100 km in average over the six month test period.

But more about this in the next blog…

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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