WHAT ARE HYBRID BUSES?
The hybrid air conditioned buses are diesel-electric and environment-friendly buses as they create less pollution. As per the technical specifications, these buses will reduce fuel costs by a tentative 30% and also have low emission levels as well as give more mileage than that of the regular AC Volvo buses. The battery that drives the motor is charged through regenerative braking. The engine shuts off when the vehicle is stationary and does not start again till the bus reaches a speed of 15 to 20 kmph, thus saving fuel further.