The new Volvo B5L hybrid bus makes London's iconic double-decker very green on the inside
London has taken delivery of six new Volvo B5L hybrid buses
The Volvo B5L hybrid bus has both electric and diesel motors, which can run independently or in combination
There’s no better way to test the realities of hybrid technology than with public transport, where significant reductions in fuel consumption and emissions are not just desirable, but a commercial necessity. London got a little greener this week with the delivery of six new Volvo B5L hybrid double-decker buses to Arriva London. The new buses are powered by Volvo’s parallel hybrid I-SAM technology which, used on bus routes in Gothenburg, Sweden, has delivered fuel savings of 30%.
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