Volvo going 'green' in Paris

Thursday, 11 September 2008 12:00 AM

Volvo is hoping its DRIVe range will put them at the forefront of environmentally friendly motoring

Volvo is hoping its DRIVe range will put them at the forefront of environmentally friendly motoring

Volvo is all set for the Paris Motor Show next month and its focus will clearly be on being environmentally friendly.

The company is debuting its new low emissions DRIVe model range, which it hopes will make an impact in the marketplace.

Some of the biggest names in the company, such as new president and chief executive, Stephen Odell, will also be outlining the company's vision for the future at its press conference on Thursday, October 2nd.

Other executives speaking will be senior vice president for brand, business and product strategy, Lex Kerssemakers, and the senior vice president of product design, Steve Mattin.

Volvo has already revealed details of its Paris line-up, of course.

"Changing the transmission oil gives us a 0.75 percent lower fuel consumption," said Magnus Jonsson, senior vice president of research and development at Volvo Cars.

"Tyres with low rolling resistance save another two per cent. Each of these measures may seem rather modest, but it is important to look at the whole picture.

"Taken together, all the small adjustments have helped us achieve our aim, with emissions below 120 g/km for all three cars, without in any way compromising on either driving properties or comfort, which was an important requirement."

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