Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

<em>Image Credit: Volvo/ElectriCity</em>

Clean Transport

Volvo 7900 Electric Hybrid Coming — Cuts Fuel Consumption & CO2 Emissions Up To 75%

Volvo’s plug-in 7900 Electric Hybrid bus will be officially launched in September, at the International IAA Commercial Vehicles show in Hanover, Germany, according to recent reports.

The International IAA Commercial Vehicles show will be held from September 25th through October 2nd at the city’s exhibition center.

Image Credit: Volvo/ElectriCity

Image Credit: Volvo/ElectriCity

According to Volvo — as compared against a conventional diesel bus, the plug-in 7900 Electric Hybrid bus uses up to 75% less fuel, with an accompanying drop in CO2 emissions. Overall energy consumption is reduced by somewhere around 60%.

These figures were verified last year via field tests in Gothenburg, Sweden, using the buses. You can find out more about that at the Volvo Buses site.

“Noise is a growing problem in many cities. The noise level near to an Electric Hybrid is 65 decibels, i.e. normal conversation level. The Volvo 7900 Electric Hybrid runs in electric mode in average 70% of the route,” Green Car Congress writes. Of course, that doesn’t compare with the pure-electric BYD bus, but 70% is still a decent percentage for operation on an electric motor.

“The Volvo 7900 Electric Hybrid can run as an electric bus in selected areas, and performs as a hybrid on any route. Charging at end stations takes 6 minutes. The Volvo 7900 Electric Hybrid shares the technology of the well-proven Volvo 7900 Hybrid, securing high uptime and availability.”

As of right now, a fair number of large European cities have expressed interest in the model — most notable of which are the cities of Hamburg, Luxembourg and Stockholm, which have already signed purchase agreements. Large-scale production of the model is expected to begin sometime in early 2016 — presumably with a large roll-out of the model sometime after that in cities across the continent.


Appreciate CleanTechnica’s originality? Consider becoming a CleanTechnica Member, Supporter, Technician, or Ambassador — or a patron on Patreon.
Have a tip for CleanTechnica, want to advertise, or want to suggest a guest for our CleanTech Talk podcast? Contact us here.

Written By

James Ayre's background is predominantly in geopolitics and history, but he has an obsessive interest in pretty much everything. After an early life spent in the Imperial Free City of Dortmund, James followed the river Ruhr to Cofbuokheim, where he attended the University of Astnide. And where he also briefly considered entering the coal mining business. He currently writes for a living, on a broad variety of subjects, ranging from science, to politics, to military history, to renewable energy.


#1 most loved electric vehicle, solar energy, and battery news & analysis site in the world.


Support our work today!

Power CleanTechnica: $3/Month

Tesla News Solar News EV News Data Reports




Tesla News

EV Reviews

Home Efficiency

You May Also Like

Clean Transport

May 20th is World Bee Day, and National Bike to Work Day. Along with those special celebrations, we have news on free electric cab...

Clean Transport

Ford, Volvo Cars and broad industry coalition appeals to EU to ensure all new cars and vans are zero emissions from 2035 and to...

Clean Transport

Nobody is interested in getting "back to normal."

Clean Transport

Replacing the engines in diesel trucks with electric components is an easy and efficient way to reduce harmful emissions.

Copyright © 2021 CleanTechnica. The content produced by this site is for entertainment purposes only. Opinions and comments published on this site may not be sanctioned by and do not necessarily represent the views of CleanTechnica, its owners, sponsors, affiliates, or subsidiaries.