Eco Bus

I hate getting behind a bus in traffic! The nasty, smelling, diesel fuel exhaust smoking up the road in front of me. It stinks, and pollutes the air around me. No wonder we have so much pollution in bigger cities that are filled with these pollution machines. Yet, how can we live without them? Easy, just ask Volvo. 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. Thank you Volvo for sparing us from those nasty, smelly fumes.

Via: Below The Clouds & IgreenSpot

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  • JT says:

    Just like Toyota Prius, isn’t it?

    Sounds fine, but I think that concept in a bus is just “eco-makeup”. The real “perfect” solution would be a 100% hydrogen cell or electric vehicle. “Zero on-street-emission” vehicles. That would be a real and definitive improvement.

    Thank you 40%, Volvo for sparing us the 40% from those nasty, smelly fumes.

  • paj says:

    It’s nothing new. There are buses ectro- or gaspowered. And they are better for the enviorment.

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  • * says:

    really? Seattle already uses electric buses and they are ancient. I agree with JT though the bus platform is large enough to distribute the weight and size of a hydrogen cell which not only is zero on the street(harmful) emissions but is also scrubbing the air with moisture.

  • Chris Burns says:

    MPLS Minnesota has had them for a couple years now (not hybrids, but electric busses)

  • Pallet says:

    Oh, that’s great
    coz it can reduce polltion around us
    great idea !! But, how does it work
    by Battery ?? i’m sure that if it’s gonna be like that it has to charge large of electricity — Don’t waste ???

  • VA says:

    Anyway the electic buses arnt that eco-friendly as they look like.

    • says says:

      exactly. just because its electric doesn’t mean its eco-friendly. this is a hybrid, meaning it generates its own power, therefore it has the potential to perform better than the electric buses. unless its green electricity of course.

  • ya well says:

    30% doesn’t sounds like a big improvement nowadays. Maybe for americans…

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  • stephen russell says:

    Use this bus worldwide, Radical.
    Sweet.
    Cool.
    Bring to So CA alone .
    2 Bad CA State has to issue IOUs.
    Sweet ride for a Bus.
    Great on the MTA OrangeLine.So CA USA

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