Nettbuss to run Volvo hybrids in Norway

Norway's bus operator company Nettbuss will start plying 12 hybrid Volvo buses in the country.

Volvo's hybrid bus has a small diesel engine and an electric engine. The electric engine is battery operated and is charged using recovered brake energy. It is a parallel hybrid, which means that the bus can operate on either the electric or the diesel engine, individually or combined.

Svenn-Age Lokken, head of Volvo Buses in Norway, said using Volvo's hybrid buses shows Nettbuss's environmental commitment."