Volvo’s low emission efforts keep on truckin’

It autonomous ‘Vera’ vehicle aims to slash emissions and boost productivity in logistics operations

Volvo to use 25% recycled plastics in cars from 2025

It unveiled a specially built car that has had several of its plastic components replaced with recycled materials

Cardiff charges ahead with first electric bus trial

It will run along Route Six, taking passengers from the civic centre via the city centre and on to Cardiff Bay

Volvo unveils electric dump truck to bin emissions

The automotive manufacturer says the FE Electric will enable cities to reduce many of the problems associated with heavy goods vehicles

‘Soot-free’ buses planned for 20 megacities

Four vehicle manufacturers are help cities adopt bus fleets equipped with “soot-free” technologies to tackle air pollution. BYD, Cummins, Scania and Volvo Buses have pledged to ensure soot-free engine technology is available for purchase in 20 megacities next year, including Bangkok, Dhaka, Istanbul, Jakarta, Sao Paulo and Sydney. Soot-free technology is any engine that meets […]

All-electric bus rolls into Manchester

  Manchester is trialling its first 100% electric bus. The Volvo 7900e will be part of the free Metroshuttle service and will be charged using a pantograph, which is attached to the roof of the bus. That’s expected to enable the bus to recharge more easily throughout the day. The eight-week trial will monitor vehicle […]

All new Volvo cars to be electric or hybrid from 2019

All new cars sold by Volvo will only be battery-powered from 2019. The car manufacturer will launch five pure electric cars between 2019 and 2021 and ensure the rest of its conventional petrol or diesel range offers a hybrid engine of some form. Volvo, owned by Chinese automotive giant Geely, currently sells five plug-in hybrid […]

Volvo lent €600m for fuel efficiency research

A €600 million (£509m) loan agreement between an EU bank and a Volvo Group subsidiary to making its engines more fuel efficient has been completed. The financing will be used by Volvo Treasury AB Sweden for research, development and innovation (RDI) investments in fuel efficiency and safety related to trucks, buses and construction equipment. It […]

Volvo’s new hybrid truck could slash emissions by 30%

Volvo’s first hybrid vehicle designed for long haul journeys could slash fuel consumption and emissions by 30%. The Volvo Concept Truck uses a hybrid powertrain to store energy when driving downhill or braking, which is then used to power the vehicle in electric mode on flat roads and shallow gradients. This highly efficient engine system is further aided by the truck’s aerodynamic […]

New Volvo truck is 88% more efficient

A new Volvo truck has made a freight efficiency improvement of 88%. Volvo’s SuperTruck demonstrator uses an improved engine, solar panels, thermal efficiency upgrades and lightweight materials to achieve the massive reduction in fuel use. The project initially began five years ago after the US Department of Energy (DoE) set a challenge for companies to build a truck that […]