Together with the introduction of three fuel-efficient DRIVe cars with CO2 emissions below 120 g, Volvo Cars is unveiling an aggressive roadmap for cutting CO2 emissions. The aim is to have DRIVe models with emissions of about 100 g/km (3.8 l/100 km) within a few years. An innovative micro-hybrid will be introduced in 2011, followed a year later by a diesel hybrid.
"Environmental focus is naturally a high priority. In parallel with work on a diesel hybrid, we are conducting an intensive hunt to cut CO2 emissions throughout the driveline range. Within a couple of years we will have cars with emissions below 100 g/km," says Volvo Cars CEO and President Stephen Odell.
The systematic measures for getting there encompass both optimization of drivelines and components on the car itself, for instance regarding aerodynamics and rolling resistance.
"Together these measures offer huge potential and we will achieve significant results during the coming three-year period," says Stephen Odell.
Roula Beiruty, Marketing Manager of Volvo Cars ME said:”We are highly concerned by preserving the environment. Therefore our team is conducting rigorous research about cutting the CO2 emissions in our car models.”
The aim is that the DRIVe versions of the Volvo C30, S40 and V50 should touch the 100 g (3.8 l/100 km) target within a few years.
In 2011, the aim is that Volvo customers will be able to buy a Volvo S60 with CO2 emissions below 120 g/km (4.5 l/100 km), a Volvo S80 that produces less than 130 g/km (4.9 l/100 km) and a Volvo XC60 below 140 g/km (5.3 l/100 km). All these variants will be diesel-powered.