Published on 24.09.2014
The plug-in hybrid drive reduces diesel fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions by up to 75%, compared to a conventional diesel bus. Total energy consumption is reduced by 60%. The Volvo Electric Hybrid Driveline is an extension of the well-proven driveline used in the Volvo 7900 Hybrid. The difference lies in a more powerful electric motor, increased energy storage and equipment for overhead conductive opportunity charging. The bus is equipped with a 150 kW electric motor that delivers maximum torque of 1200 N•m (85 lb-ft) and is powered by a 19 kWh Li-ion battery pack as well as a 240 hp/918 N•m Volvo D5K 240, 4-cylinder, in-line Euro 6 diesel engine with common rail injection.
Published on 23.09.2014
Vehicle-to-Everything communications, which encapsulate a truly Connected Vehicle - able to communicate with other vehicles, traffic lights, toll gates, pedestrians, and even the owner's home - is the automotive sector's answer to safe, clean and ultimately autonomous/self-driving vehicles, says this Visiongain Global report.
Published on 22.09.2014
The Irish company Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Low Rolling Resistance Truck and Bus Radial Tire Market in Europe 2014-2018" report to their offering. The analysts forecast the Low Rolling Resistance Truck and Bus Radial Tire market in Europe to grow at a CAGR of 6.23% over the period 2013-2018.
Published on 21.09.2014
GKN has presented new carbon-saving systems and technologies at the UK’s Low Carbon Vehicle event. Smaller, more powerful GKN EVO drives for pure electric and extended range electric vehicles were on display alongside the company’s new Gyrodrive flywheel hybrid system for buses.
Published on 20.09.2014
Indian tyre manufacturer, Apollo Tyres has announced setting up its first greenfield plant outside India in Hungary at the cost of €475 million. The investment will be made over a period of five years over to set up new facility in the new industrial zone near Gyongyoshalasz, Hungary.