VOLVO CITY BUS WITH FLYWHEEL STORAGE

VOLVO-STADTBUS MIT SCHWUNGRAD-SPEICHER

In May 1980 Volvo (Sweden) presented the prototype of a new, energy saving and environmentally acceptable urban bus. In the new propulsion system braking energy is stored in a flywheel and used again in acceleration jointly with the energy from the diesel engine, via hydrostatic propulsion. It is also possible, with the diesel engine switched off, to drive with the flywheel energy alone for a limited distance, with no exhaust fumes and low noise. The report describes the five year development, technical data, mode of operation, advantages of the hydrostatic energy storage in combination with the flywheel (for example freedom of choice with respect to future sources of fuel), the whole propulsion system, and fuel consumption which is 15-20 percent lower than that of conventional buses. (TRRL)

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    Franckhlsche Verlagshandlung

    Pfizerstrasse 5, Postfach 640
    7000 Stuttgart 1,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • Bahr
  • Publication Date: 1980-9

Language

  • German

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 351-352
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00331410
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1982 12:00AM