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Christopher Bruce2012-05-31 21:43:43

Volvo Improves Fleet CO2 Average for 2011

The new V40 is the current jewel of the Volvo crown with low emissions and good safety

VolvoVolvoVolvoSweden, 1927 > present49 models
4537 photos
6 videos
has published its sustainability statistics for 2011 and the first part of 2012. Its fleet CO2 emissions average is down to 151g/km of CO2, down 4% from last year and down 20% in the last five years. Even with cleaner cars, global sales are up 20.3% in 2011 to 449,255 cars, and it has the goal of selling 800,000 cars worldwide by 2020. 

Volvo will have the V60 plug-in hybridV60 Plug-in HybridVolvo V60 Plug-in HybridSweden, 2011 > 201124 photos
on sale by the end of 2012 and is already testing battery-powered C30sC30Volvo C30Sweden, 2006 > present124 versions
168 photos
in Europe and China. Volvo's factories in Belgium and Sweden run completely from renewable energy and have cut their CO2 emissions in half since 2008. 

Volvo is still tops in terms of safety. Its cars rank the highest in 89% of independent safety tests in which they are entered. It is also working the the SARTRE project that aims to increase fuel efficiency and motorway safety. The V40V40 (modern) Gen.1Volvo V40 (modern) Gen.1Sweden, 2013 > present266 versions
390 photos
is the first production car in the world with a pedestrian airbag. 

Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid debuts in Geneva
Volvo Begins Testing SARTRE System on Public Roads
 

Encyclopedia
VolvoVolvo
V40 (modern) Gen.1V40 (modern) Gen.1
V40 D2V40 D2
Engine
Straight 4
Displacement
95 cu in
Top Speed
118 mph
Transmission
6, Manual
Maximum power
117 hp @ 3600 rpm
Type
Hatchback
Fuel
Diesel
Fuel consumption (combined)
65.33 US MPG
price
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annual ownership cost
$ 553

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