Volvo B5RLEH

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Volvo B5RLEH
Volgren 'CR228L' bodied Volvo B5RHLE at the Australian Bus and Coach Show.jpg
Volgren-bodied B5RLEH in September 2013
Manufacturer Volvo
Production 2013–present
Body and chassis
Class Hybrid electric bus chassis
Body style Single-decker bus
Doors 2 doors
Floor type Low entry
Chassis Volvo B5RLE
Engine Volvo D5F215
Capacity 76 Passengers
Transmission Volvo I-Shift 12 speed
Length 11.5m
Width 2.55m
Predecessor Volvo B7RLE (Australia)

First announced in August 2012,[1] the Volvo B5RLEH, also known as Volvo B5RH and Volvo B215RH, is a hybrid-electric single-decker bus chassis manufactured by Volvo since 2013, initially only available in the Asia-Pacific region.[2]

There is also a B215RH model for Latin America, manufactured by Volvo in Brazil, available as both low- and high-floor chassis.[3]


In January 2013, Australian operator Transperth took delivery of a Volgren bodied B5RLEH for use on its Perth Central Area Transit network.[4][5]

In January 2014, a second Volgren bodied Volvo B5RLEH commenced a 12-month trial with Adelaide operator Torrens Transit.[6]

In March 2015, a third Volgren bodied Volvo B5RLEH commenced a 6-month trial with Singapore operator SBS Transit.[7] It debuted on Express 506 from 1 March 2015 and on services 185 and 143 till 10 September 2015. On 11 February 2016, a six month-trial was permitted and the bus was redeployed to the Ang Mo Kio Depot. Currently, the bus is operates on Ang Mo Kio Townlink Service 268 and later redeployed to Service 13 and when the trials has ended, the bus has deregistered and returned to Australia. [8]

In April 2015, the first Volgren Optimus bodied Volvo B5RLEH commenced a trial with Brisbane operator Brisbane Transport. [9]


D5F,[10] 4,764 cc (291 cu in), in-line 4 cyl. turbodiesel (2013–present)

  • D5F215 - 161 kilowatts (216 bhp), 800 Nm, Euro 5/EEV
Volvo B5RH Hybrid bus (SBS8002T) operating on Service 13 on its 6-month trial under SBS Transit.


  1. ^ Volvo and PTA partner for Hybrid Trial Volvo Buses Australia 9 August 2012
  2. ^ Volvo launches first hybrid bus in Asia-Pacific Volvo Buses Australia 17 January 2013
  3. ^ Volvo B215RH 4x2 Híbrido especificaciones Volvo Buses América Latina
  4. ^ Volvo Launches First Hybrid Bus in Asia Pacific Volvo Bus News January 2013
  5. ^ Review: Volvo B5RLE Hybrid Trade Trucks 21 August 2013
  6. ^ Hybrid Trial Continues Australasian Bus & Coach 18 March 2014
  7. ^ [1]
  8. ^;page=0;query=CompId%3Ad81b5a15-00cb-496a-8d59-ab7fdb6107c0%20ValidTime%3A11%2F02%2F2016%20TransactionTime%3A11%2F02%2F2016;rec=0
  9. ^ [2]
  10. ^ Volvo B5LH spec sheet Volvo Buses

External links

  • Media related to Volvo B5RLEH at Wikimedia Commons
  • Media related to Volvo B215RH at Wikimedia Commons
  • Introduction Volvo Buses Australia
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