|VOLVO TRUCKS STRENGTHENS UPTIME SERVICES WITH MONITORING OF I-SHIFT TRANSMISSION|
| ||Advancing its commitment to maximizing customer uptime, Volvo Trucks today announced that beginning in April its Volvo Remote Diagnostics service will be expanded to monitor critical fault codes on the Volvo I-Shift automated manual transmission. Other developments related to uptime that Volvo is highlighting at the 2015 Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Kentucky, include dealer investments in parts and service and the recent opening of the Uptime Center in Greensboro, North Carolina.
|NEW VOLVO TRUCKS 6X2 SUSPENSION OFFERS 4X2 FLEXIBILITY|
| ||Volvo Trucks in North America today introduced Adaptive Loading, a new 6x2 liftable forward axle that automatically adjusts to load weight changes and offers 4x2 operation under certain conditions. Volvo demonstrated Adaptive Loading at the 2015 Mid-America Trucking Show.
Key benefits of Adaptive Loading include greater fuel efficiency, improved traction, lower maintenance costs and increased driver productivity. Adaptive Loading is ideal for bulk haul or general freight operations where the ...[Read more...]|
|THE ONE TONNE LIFE PROJECT THREE YEARS ON: PILOT PROJECT ENABLES CLIMATE-SMART LIFESTYLE|
|Three years on from the end of One Tonne Life, this ground-breaking project, initiated by A-hus, Vattenfall and Volvo Cars, has inspired a growing number of people to choose products that help them lead a climate-smart lifestyle. One example of these active choices is the Jogensjö family, with dad Jon, mum Tina and son Nils, who are now enjoying a comfortable, low-carbon lifestyle in the house that was at the heart of the One Tonne Life project.
'We've always believed in respecting the enviro...[Read more...]|
|VOLVO TRUCKS TO SHOWCASE NATURAL GAS AND DME-POWERED TRUCKS AT ACT EXPO 2014|
| ||Volvo Trucks will showcase a compressed natural gas (CNG)-powered Volvo VNL daycab and a prototype dimethyl ether (DME)-powered VNL daycab in booth No. 1633 at next week's Alternative Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo, North America's largest alternative fuel and clean vehicle technology conference.
The CNG and DME-powered vehicles are a sampling of Volvo Trucks' 'Blue Power' natural gas strategy for North America.
Volvo currently offers CNG and liquefied natural gas (LNG) -powered versio...[Read more...]|
|Lcp 2000 - Yesterday's Future Turns 30|
|Lightweight materials, alternative fuels, extremely low fuel consumption - key words for the car of today. Yet, these were the very properties that formed the basis for the LCP 2000, Light Component Project. This was a concept car study aimed at the future and the environment, presented by Volvo Car Corporation (Volvo Cars) in the late spring of 1983, 30 years ago.
The idea for the LCP was born in 1979, partly out of an electric car study which Volvo Cars did in 1976 led by genial engineer Ro...[Read more...]|