Volvo hybrid animation

Use the menu above to view animations of the different hybrid modes.

1. At a stop
The battery supplies energy to auxiliaries such as the servo, air compressor, air conditioner, oil pumps, fuel pumps, coolant pumps and coolant fans.

2. Electric Drive

The truck starts with the electric motor and electric power alone brings the vehicle up to traffic speed.

3. Hybrid Drive
The diesel engine and electric motor work in tandem. The electric motor can provide torque assistance when accelerating or carrying heavy loads.

4. Regenerative Braking

Recover energy for storage and later use. The diesel engine can be shut off if wanted. Wear on the wheel brakes is reduced.