Volvo Buses proudly presents the latest addition to our electromobility range. Based on our full-hybrid driveline with a decade-long track record of excellence, it now offers unique operational and environmental capabilities. In addition to massive fuel savings, it can run in electric-only mode at bus stops, in depots and in defined zero-emission zones. It was therefore logical to give it a new name. Welcome to explore the Volvo B5L S-Charge.
The Volvo B5L S-Charge can operate in electric mode for up to 1 km and at speeds of up to 50 km/h. It is also able to arrive, idle and depart from bus stops silently and emission-free. And it does so without any charging infrastructure. The actual distances and capabilities depend on local conditions, such as topography and average speed, and are therefore subject to a route analysis. This functionality is based on Volvo’s unique Zone Management system, a smart connected service. In addition to these functions, the Volvo B5L S-Charge will autonomously optimise every metre of the route and save a lot of fuel.
All over the world, CO2 emissions are a major issue. But often the focus remains on tailpipe emissions, whereas well-to-wheel footprint is the only way to measure actual impact. For electric buses, the footprint of the grid energy is the decisive factor. The self-charging Volvo B5L S-Charge can use any mix up to 100% biofuel and present a carbon footprint less than half that of coal-based electricity, and sometimes lower than a grid-charged BEV. And compared to a so-called mild hybrid the difference is substantial.
Carbon footprint in g/km of different drivelines