What rub­bish truck?

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Volvo took on the hy­brid pow­er­train chal­lenge back in the early 1980s, which means years of de­vel­op­ment and test­ing have gone into the new FE Hy­brid that is now be­ing rolled out in Europe. The par­al­lel hy­brid truck is ideally suited to jobs such as waste col­lec­tion where the truck is on a tough stop-start drive cy­cle. No more will folk awake to the rum­ble of a diesel en­gine; with the hy­brid they will barely hear the muted hum of the elec­tric mo­tor. As well as the lower noise, there is also a re­duc­tion in CO2 emis­sions and fuel con­sump­tion of 15-20 per cent, Volvo says.

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