A development by Volvo of a bus for city service is designed to reduce fuel consumption and also to meet environmental requirements. The vehicle comprises a bus with attached trailer carrying a 140 hp diesel engine and a 330 kg regenerative flywheel. Also developed is a hydrostatic transmission system which powers the driven wheels. The flywheel is designed to absorb a large amount of energy during braking, this energy being used when the bus has to accelerate. The bus can be driven with the diesel engine switched off for approximately 1200 M in city traffic conditions powered only by the flywheel energy system. Volvo estimates a fuel saving of 15-25% depending on driving conditions. (TRRL)

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Ian Allan Limited

    Terminal House
    Shepperton, Middlesex  England  TW17 8AS
  • Authors:
    • Parke, J
  • Publication Date: 1980-7

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 12-13
  • Serial:
    • BUSES
    • Volume: 32
    • Issue Number: 304
    • Publisher: Ian Allan Publishing, Limited
    • ISSN: 0007-6392

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00324647
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1982 12:00AM