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ELECTRIC BUSES * Sweden: Volvo's

* Sweden - Volvo, ABB partner on fast-charging electric buses

(Photo: An electric buses with “open standards-based” dc fast-charging systems)
Stockholm,Sweden -SAE International -18 Aug 2014: -- The Volvo plug-in hybrid bus, which will officially debut at the IAA exhibition in Hanover, Germany, in September, is equipped with a 150-kW (70-kW continuous) electric motor powered by a 600-V, 19-kW·h lithium-ion battery, as well as a 5.1-L Euro 6 diesel engine that produces 240 hp (179 kW) and 918 N·m (677 lb·ft)... The first joint project, for the Luxembourg public transport system, involves the implementation of automatic e-bus chargers and up to 12 Volvo plug-in hybrid-electric buses, which will be operated by Sales-Lentz and run on existing public bus lines as of 2015, the companies said in a July 21 announcement of the global partnership... Volvo Bus plans to deliver the first six plug-in hybrids in 2015, and six more in 2016...



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