Gallery: Hybrid Double Decker Volvo Buses Hit London Streets

 

London’s iconic double-decker buses recently received an eco update as six highly efficient hybrid Volvo vehicles hit the streets for the first time. The new B5L two-story buses retain their classic red color, but under the hood a hybrid drivetrain saves 25% on fuel consumption while significantly reducing emissions and noise. The buses have entered service in the city as part of a trial run, and if all goes according to plan they will be joined by additional vehicles in the future.

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  1. timh3221 July 14, 2009 at 5:46 pm

    @Milieunet — Zero-emission vehicles while sounding very cool are NOT if the original energy source is from petroleum or coal; one might even include nuclear in that short list.

  2. Milieunet July 14, 2009 at 3:31 pm

    Yep, that is great, but London set the next step to a zero-emission double-decker bus, designed by Foster + Partners in cooperation with Aston Martin and Capoco Design http://tinyurl.com/n95435

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