A light, cheap and very eco-efficient solution that makes a four-cylinder engine feel like a six at the same time as fuel consumption drops with up to 20 percent. This autumn, Volvo Car Corporation will be one of the world's first car makers to test the potential of flywheel technology on public roads. The company has received a grant of 6.57 million Swedish kronor from the Swedish Energy Agency for developing next-generation technology for kinetic recovery of braking energy in a joint project together with Volvo Powertrain and SKF.
Volvo Polestar Racing tops the points tables for both drivers and teams in the Scandinavian Touring Car Championship after the third race at Mantorp Park this weekend. Tommy Rustad is new leader in the drivers' championship after a strong second place.
All of Volvo Car Corporation's three cars the 11th Michelin Challenge Bibendum in Berlin achieved top results in the international sustainability event.
Volvo Car Corporation is participating in an inductive charging project. Together with Belgian technological and development specialists Flanders' Drive and others, Volvo Car Corporation is developing systems and methods that need neither power sockets nor charging cables. With inductive charging, energy is transferred wirelessly to the car's battery via a charging plate buried in the road surface.
Volvo reports good operating profits for 2010 and Q1 2011 and we look forward to the future with a very positive outlook.
The only system in the test to achieve "very good" rating – ADAC praises warning messages and speed decrease – Volvo System performs convincingly at all speeds
Volvo Polestar Racing had a tough but valuable WTCC (World Touring Car Championship) weekend at Monza in Italy, the fastest track of the calendar. Robert Dahlgren was a happy man after the two races."This has been our best race weekend so far looking at the steps we have taken forward with the car," said Dahlgren.
Volvo Car Corporation has great heritage in sustainable mobility and continues to demonstrate leadership in the area. In the past year, Volvo Car Corporation has delivered tremendous progress towards the objective of no injuries in a new Volvo by 2020, and a vision of a future entirely free of harmful emissions. Volvo Car Corporation was recently named the best car make in Sustainable Brands, Sweden's biggest consumer based sustainability survey.
The first official road test drive with the unique Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid will take place at the 11th Michelin Challenge Bibendum in Berlin (18-22 May 2011). All in all, Volvo Car Corporation enters the sustainability rally with three cars that emphasise the company’s leadership in combining environmental technology with a full luxury car experience.
Volvo Polestar Racing driver Tommy Rustad advanced to third in the championship after a strong STCC weekend at Ring Knutstorp in Sweden. "I am pleased with the weekend overall, we have strengthened our position in the championship and the car is better than ever," said Rustad.