Packaged into the V60 wagon, the diesel hybrid packs a combination of two distinct drivetrains that so far no automaker in the industry has dared to attempt. Volvo (the caravan’s best friend) however, thinks that they’ve come up with a design that can allow the two to work separately or in conjunction with one another.
Its a fact, majority of car accidents involving pedestrians happen at low speeds. Alot of times, its because we’re not paying attention to the road while we’re driving because we think we’re being safe cruising at low speeds. In this latest development in safety tech from Volvo (another one), the Swedish carmaker makes use of radar technology to constantly detect for signature of humans while the car is on the move.
We all realise the reason why we’re all encouraged to take the bus now and then, instead of driving our own to cut down on individual carbon emissions, but are our local buses eco-friendly enough? They may be, but not nearly as ‘green’ as this one!
The new Volvo 7700 Hybrid, is the world’s first hybrid bus…
Volvo has created the Volvo 7700, the first hybrid bus that is promising major green delivery. The 7700 promises to reduce fuel consumption by 30% – a perfect solution to the rising fuel prices. In addition to the lower fuel consumption, the Volvo hybrid reduces the discharge of particles and nitrous oxides by 40-50% compared to the diesel bus. Hang on, cause it only gets better! Volvo has equipped these sweet little beauties to run as a parallel hybrid. Using the Volvo I-Sam hybrid system, the bus can be powered by the electric motor which is charged by the braking system, or the diesel engine which can be used separately or simultaneously.