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  • Volvo Cars' Lotta Jakobsson adjunct professor at Chalmers.

    Volvo Cars' Lotta Jakobsson adjunct professor at Chalmers

    Lotta Jakobsson, technical specialist at Volvo Cars Safety Centre, has been installed as adjunct professor in automotive safety at the Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg."This position gives Volvo Cars and me access to important academic networks," she says.
    2010-01-18
    • Safety
  • Optional battery packaging in a Battery Electric Vehicle

    Volvo Cars takes on safety challenges in electric cars

    Volvo Cars' work on electrification technology includes a systematic approach to safety issues related to battery power. The basic perspective is that a battery-powered Volvo must be as safe as any other new Volvo car - when it comes to owning and driving and also in the event of an accident.
    2010-01-11
    • Environment
    • Safety
  • Cars that drive themselves can become reality within ten years

    A new EU project SARTRE is being launched to develop and test technology for vehicles that can drive themselves in long road trains on motorways. This technology has the potential to improve traffic flow and journey times, offer greater comfort to drivers, reduce accidents, and improve fuel consumption and hence lower CO2 emissions.
    2009-11-20
    • Safety
    • Environment
  •   Volvo Adventure - young environmentalists to "invade" Göteborg

    Volvo Adventure - young environmentalists to "invade" Göteborg

    On 5 June the Swedish west coast city Göteborg will be hosting about 75 young students along with 25 teachers from ten different countries. All of them invited as they are finalists in the worldwide environmental competition Volvo Adventure. Their environmental projects will all be presented on 8 June, when also media is invited.

    2009-06-04
    • Environment
  •   Volvo Cars aims to be market leader in plug-in hybrid technology

    Volvo Cars aims to be market leader in plug-in hybrid technology

    Volvo Cars continues to focus heavily on advanced green technology and is now taking yet another major step forward in keeping with the company's over-riding vision - DRIVe Towards Zero. A unique joint project together with Swedish energy supplier Vattenfall is prompting the production of battery-powered Volvos featuring plug-in hybrid technology as early as 2012
    2009-06-01
    • Environment
  •   Volvo Car Corporation and Vattenfall start up a Joint Venture to put Plug-in hybrids on the market in 2012

    Volvo Car Corporation and Vattenfall start up a Joint Venture to put Plug-in hybrids on the market in 2012

    A Volvo that can be fuelled with electricity from a standard wall socket will be a reality in 2012. Swedish energy company Vattenfall and the Volvo Car Corporation are launching an industrial joint venture partnership to introduce Plug-in hybrids on the market. The ground-breaking technology will considerably lower the environmental impact from traffic. In addition, owning a Plug-in hybrid vehicle will be convenient since you can fuel up at home and fuel costs are significantly lower.

    2009-06-01
    • Environment
  •   Volvo Cars aims to be market leader in plug-in hybrid technology

    Volvo Cars aims to be market leader in plug-in hybrid technology

    Volvo Cars continues to focus heavily on advanced green technology and is now taking yet another major step forward in keeping with the company's over-riding vision - DRIVe Towards Zero. A unique joint project together with Swedish energy supplier Vattenfall is prompting the production of battery-powered Volvos featuring plug-in hybrid technology as early as 2012.

    2009-06-01
    • Fleet News
    • Environment
  •   Soon time for the finals in Volvo's environmental competition for youngsters

    Soon time for the finals in Volvo's environmental competition for youngsters

    Last year's winners of the Volvo Adventure, Green Sail from Russia, saved an entire park from being turned into a shopping centre in their home town of Nizhny Novgorod. On June 5-10, it is time for this year's finals in the global environmental competition. Will the consequences of the ten finalists' projects be equally dramatic?

    2009-05-07
    • Environment
  •   Focus on the future of Volvo Car Corporation in the 2008/09 Corporate Report

    Focus on the future of Volvo Car Corporation in the 2008/09 Corporate Report

    In this year's Corporate Report a comprehensive description of Volvo Cars' operations is combined with sustainability reporting. The approach to sustainable business is illustrated using three focus areas - Safety, Environmental Care and Profitability - where each section includes key figures and results from the past year as well as describes the vision for the future.

    2009-05-06
    • Safety
    • Environment
  •   "Don't mix" best contender in campaign to prevent younger people from drunk driving

    "Don't mix" best contender in campaign to prevent younger people from drunk driving

    It was the "Don't mix" campaign from the Beckman College of Design in Stockholm that won the Communication for Life competition. The jury felt that the campaign dealt in a playful way with a serious subject - how to prevent young people from driving under the influence of alcohol. The winning students received their 50,000 kronor award at the Volvo Showroom in Stockholm.  

    2009-04-17
    • Safety
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