In order to prevent expensive battery replacements, Volvo offers a battery contract with performance assurance at a fixed monthly cost. The operational criteria are geographical area, topography, road conditions and operating cycle. Based on a monitoring routine every single vehicle’s battery is continuously followed up by online data capture.
Long-term battery performance is sustained by the hybrid system’s control software. It includes current control, which optimises power output as well as the charging current during braking. Furthermore, the software performs advanced cell management and battery temperature control.
The hybrid battery is designed to last for many years of operation. Based on traffic situation, topography, intermittency and so on, Volvo can tailor the Hybrid Battery Contract to optimise your operational costs.