12/12/2012

Volvo Trucks Earns 2014 Greenhouse Gas Certification for Entire Class 8 Vehicle Lineup



by Brandon Borgna

December 12, 2012

Volvo Trucks announced today that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have awarded all model year 2014 Volvo vehicles certificates of conformance under the first-ever greenhouse gas regulations for heavy trucks.

“Volvo is committed to leadership in fuel efficiency, and to reducing the carbon footprint of our operations and products,” said Göran Nyberg, president, Volvo Trucks North American Sales and Marketing. “Environmental care is a longstanding Volvo core value, and we will continue to work with  EPA and NHTSA to deliver on the important goals of these regulations”

As part of ongoing work to further improve fuel efficiency, Volvo Trucks introduced in early 2011 advanced aerodynamic components for the Volvo VN model highway trucks. New exterior components included redesigned mirror heads with aerodynamic shrouds and arms, redesigned hood mirrors that also increase visibility, as well as additional ground effect features below the bumper and side fairings. A more aerodynamic roof fairing and sun visor were also added to the VN model daycabs.

GHG Volvo

The EPA and NHTSA certifications apply to all configurations of Volvo VNL, VNM, VHD and Volvo Autohauler (VAH) models.

GHG Volvo

Volvo Trucks’ entire range of model year 2014 heavy-duty tractors and trucks – VNL (top left), VNM (top right), VHD (bottom left) and VAH (bottom right) – are certified to EPA and NHTSA vehicle regulations
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Volvo Trucks North America’s operations and products are guided by the company’s three core values: Quality, Safety and Environmental Care. The Volvo VN, VHD and VAH trucks are assembled in the United States at the New River Valley Plant in Dublin, Virginia, while Volvo engines for North America are assembled in Hagerstown, Maryland. Both plants are certified to ISO14001 environmental and ISO9001 quality standards.

The Volvo Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses and construction equipment, drive systems for marine and industrial applications. The Group also provides complete solutions for financing and service. The Volvo Group, which employs about 115,000 people, has production facilities in 20 countries and sells their products in more than 190 markets. In 2011 annual sales of the Volvo Group amounted to nearly $47.8 billion. The Volvo Group is a publicly-held company headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden. Volvo shares are listed on OMX Nordic Exchange Stockholm. For more information, please visit www.volvogroup.com or www.volvogroup.mobi if you are using your mobile phone.
 

December 12, 2012

For further information, please contact Brandon Borgna, Volvo Trucks North America, phone 336-393-2143, email brandon.borgna@volvo.com

www.volvotrucks.us.com

Brandon Borgna
Manager, Media Relations
+1 336 3932143
e-mail: brandon.borgna@volvo.com

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