|VOLVO TRUCKS MODIFIES NORTH AMERICAN ALTERNATIVE FUELS PLAN|
| ||Adapting to the pace of the North American alternative fuel market, Volvo Trucks has put on hold plans to launch its own compression ignition liquefied natural gas (LNG) engine for North America. Field testing of Volvo's dimethyl ether (DME)-powered vehicles will continue, and the company will continue to offer spark-ignited natural gas engines in its VNM and VNL models.
Development of the natural gas infrastructure to support long-haul trucking has been modest over the last year, and the n...[Read more...]|
|ALL-NEW XC90 MAKES ITS GLOBAL DEBUT AT THE PARIS MOTOR SHOW|
|Revealed in Stockholm last month for the first time, the all-new XC90 now makes it global auto show debut at the Paris Motor Show. Attendees will experience the next generation luxury SUV firsthand as both the T6 AWD and T8 Twin Engine Plug-in Hybrid will be on display.
The Volvo stand is located at the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles in Hall 1, Stand 222. Journalists are invited to attend Volvo's press conference, Thursday, Oct. 2 at 12:00 CET. In addition to the press conference, a number of...[Read more...]|
|VOLVO BEGINS CONSTRUCTION OF CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE TRACK AT NEW RIVER VALLEY PLANT|
| ||Volvo's New River Valley (NRV) assembly plant in Dublin, Va. recently welcomed Volvo Trucks dealers and fleet representatives for a sneak-peek at the construction of a Customer Experience Track, set to open during the third quarter of 2014. The track will feature a 1.1-mile paved road course and an off-highway area, allowing Volvo to showcase its entire Class 8 lineup during customer tours and other events.
'Customers visit our plant nearly every day to see their trucks being built and experi...[Read more...]|
|VOLVO TRUCKS CONTINUES TO INVEST IN SERVICE TECHNICIAN TRAINING|
|Volvo Trucks in North America is pleased to announce Zachary Ramirez, a student enrolled in WyoTech's Diesel Advanced Technology Education (DATE) for Volvo Trucks program in Blairsville, Pa., as the recipient of an $8,700 Volvo Trucks DATE scholarship. Volvo Trucks' focus on technician training has also led to a 2013 Excellence in Learning Award from the Brandon Hall Group, which awarded Volvo Trucks Academy for its VistaTech service technician certification program.
DATE for Volvo Trucks ...[Read more...]|
|VOLVO CAR GROUP INITIATES WORLD UNIQUE SWEDISH PILOT PROJECT WITH SELF-DRIVING CARS ON PUBLIC ROADS|
|Volvo Cars will play a leading role in the world's first large-scale autonomous driving pilot project in which 100 self-driving Volvo cars will use public roads in everyday driving conditions around the Swedish city of Gothenburg.
The ground-breaking project 'Drive Me – Self-driving cars for sustainable mobility' is a joint initiative between Volvo Car Group, the Swedish Transport Administration, the Swedish Transport Agency, Lindholmen Science Park and the City of Gothenburg.
The 'Drive M...[Read more...]|