|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.
|$69 MILLION NRV PLANT INVESTMENT TO BOOST QUALITY, DELIVERY FOR VOLVO TRUCK CUSTOMERS|
| ||A $69 million investment in state-of-the art equipment, processes and plant redesign will further improve manufacturing efficiency and vehicle quality at Volvo's New River Valley (NRV) truck assembly plant in Dublin, Virginia.
'This investment will spur significant improvements in material handling and parts flow that will allow us to increase throughput and reduce tied-up capital,' said Vice President and General Manager Lars Blomberg. 'In addition to helping us further improve product qu...[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 AND SAFEWAY TO TEST BIO-DME-POWERED VEHICLES IN NORTH AMERICA|
|Volvo Trucks in North America will partner with Safeway Inc., one of the largest food and drug retailers in North America, and Oberon Fuels to test heavy-duty commercial vehicles powered by dimethyl ether (DME) produced from biomass. The project received $500,000 in funding from California's San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District (SJVAPCD) and will be the second customer field test conducted by Volvo Trucks in the U.S.
'We look forward to further validating DME technology for the t...[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...]|