FE Hybrid

Leading the way forward

It’s here. Volvo FE Hybrid, the first parallel hybrid from Volvo Trucks, designed for a total weight of up to 26 tonnes. The technique reduces fuel consumption and carbon
dioxide emissions by up to 30%. And it makes the truck much more silent. This is the ideal solution for distribution and waste disposal in urban areas.
Acting on environmental awareness is an advantage.
For your business, too?

Less carbon dioxide, less noise and reduced fuel consumption.
Never has environmental care been
more rewarding.
FE Hybrid

Save a lot of money on fuel
Reduced fuel consumption:
– Refuse transportation -20%,
with plug-in units up to -30%
– Distribution -15-20%
This will add to your company’s profitability and is proof of your environmental profile.

FE Hybrid

FE Hybrid

Energy efficiency reduces the environmental impact
Noise levels when accelerating and idling
are reduced by 50%.
Carbon dioxide emissions are reduced by up to 30%. Emissions of particulates and nitrogen oxides are also reduced.

Full maintenance and repair contract
A Volvo Gold service contract is included. This provides you with full control over all your service costs as well as optimal conditions for trouble-free ownership.
No more unexpected costs.
FE Hybrid
FE Hybrid
Solid experience and innovative
technology in perfect harmony
Volvo has researched, developed and
tested different power sources since
the mid-1980’s, ranging from mechanical
and hydraulic hybrids to electric hybrids.
When taking the operating economics,
reliability and environmental concerns into
account, the parallel hybrid has proved to
be a very realistic option.

Well proven and innovating
The system consists of Volvo’s proven
7-liter diesel engine and an I-Shift
transmission with automated gear shifting.
Between the engine and the gearbox is an electric motor. The two power sources work on the same prop shaft through the gearbox to the driving wheels.
The I-Shift gearbox takes care of gear shifting. As driver, you can enjoy the comfortable ride and concentrate entirely on the hectic urban traffic.
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Animation 1. When starting from standstill, it is the electric motor (E/G) that drives, providing high torque from the start.
The I-Shift and the Powertrain Management Unit (I+PMU) automatically manage gear changing, engaging of the power sources and charging.

2. At higher speeds, the diesel engine (D) is started and both engines work in parallel.

3. When engine braking, the electric motor (E/G) works as a generator and delivers energy to the batteries (B). This is why the hybrid drive perfectly suits operations such as city distribution or refuse transportation at an average speed of 30 km/h with frequent braking.
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The driveline
The driveline comprises a diesel engine (D), clutch, I-Shift gearbox (I) and the Motor Drive System, MDS (G). The MDS is a permanent magnet motor, that also functions as a generator.
The system also contains an energy converter (E) and batteries (B). The heart of the system is the Powertrain Management Unit (PMU). It controls the in and out connection of electrical power and the diesel engine, gear change strategies and charging.

 300 hp 340 hp
Max power output at 2,300 r/min  221 kW  250 kW
Max torque at 1,200-1,800 r/min  1,160 Nm
Max torque at 1,200-1,700 r/min    1,300 Nm
Emission level                                       Euro 5
Number of cylinders                                            6
Displacement                                     7.2 dm3

Even power flow directly from the start.

1. Electric motor
2. Diesel engine
3. Hybrid mode

Volvo’s electric machine MDS
(Motor Drive System)
Start motor/electric drive engine/generator
Output/Torque: 120 kW/800 Nm.
Continuous: 70 kW/400 Nm.

600 V DC, Lithium-ion
Capacity: 120 kW, 1.2 kWh
(5 kWh total energy)
DC/DC voltage converter
600 V DC/24 V DC
600 V DC/340 V DC

FE Hybrid
FE Hybrid
I-Shift AT2412D. 12-speed with
direct top gear, splitter and range change
transmission with automatic
gearchanging system. Dimensioned for
engine torque of 2400 Nm and general
GCW approval for 44 tonnes.

Rear axle
Solo axle with hub reduction
(RS1370HV). Axle load max 13 tonnes.
For gross combination weights of up to
44 tonnes. Ratios: Choice of 5: 3.61,
3.76, 4.12, 4.55, 4.67.
Solo axle (RSS1344C). Axle load
max 13 tonnes. For gross combination
weights of up to 44 tonnes. Ratios:
Choice of 4: 3.08, 3.36, 3.61, 3.70.

The chassis is available in a choice
of three variants:
FE Hybrid
FE Hybrid
Day cab L1H1
Full air suspension.
FE Hybrid
Comfort cab L2H1
Full air suspension.