Aiming at the problem that the integrated starter/generator(ISG) hybrid power system was not ideal in fuel saving effect, this study selected the electronic continuously variable transmission(ECVT) hybrid power system scheme, which was applied and verified in plug-in hybrid electric city bus. Based on the equivalent lever analysis of the kinematics characteristics of a single planetary line, the parameters of key components of a plug-in ECVT power system were matched and calculated. According to the calibration test data, Matlab/Simulink software was used to establish the engine simulation model, drive motor simulation model and generator simulation model, to build the vehicle simulation model. Under typical urban bus cycle conditions in China, the fuel economy, dynamic performance and pure electric maximum continuous voyage characteristics of the target vehicle were studied, and the road tests of economy and dynamic performance were completed. The results showed that the ECVT hybrid system vehicle designed in this study could achieve fuel saving rate of 57.47% compared with traditional vehicles, and 24.12% higher than ISG hybrid system vehicle. Therefore, the adoption of ECVT hybrid power system for plug-in hybrid city bus was feasible and effective, and had obvious fuel saving effect.