Lifecycle

Leading the way forward

We at Volvo Trucks recognise that Volvo is part of the environmental problems. But we also believe that Volvo is part of the solution. Since the early 90s, environmental care is one of our three core values. When you’re buying a Volvo FH you’re buying into our way of looking for sustainability all through the life of a truck – from the assembly line to the recycling of the bits and pieces.

Facts and figures

1.000.000 km,
31l/100 km, cert.fuel
Euro 5
Cert.fuel B0

Dismantling manual Yes
Marking of plastics and rubber Yes
Materials Iron (wrought) 192 kg, 70% recycled material
Production:
- Energy (MWh)
- Water (m3)
- Haz.waste (kg)

76
179
213
Life-cycle Greenhouse effect (CO2eq.) 957
Life cycle assessment Yes
ISO 14001 certification (production, development tec.) Yes




Don't hurt the dirt

Made in a CO2-neutral plant

Your new Volvo FH has been built almost without impacting the environment with carbon dioxide emissions. How can we say that? Well, five years ago, Volvo Trucks was the first truck manufacturer in the world to present a CO2-neutral plant. Today, several of our plants are CO2-neutral. Also, all plants are striving towards using renewable sources for energy such as sun, wind, water and biomass instead of the old fossil fuels. All in all, Volvo Trucks makes sure that the birth of your truck is as green as it gets.

Greenly

Conscious driving matters most

When it comes to reducing emissions, the fact is that roughly 90 percent of the environmental impact caused by a diesel truck occurs during the truck’s working life. That’s the cold hard truth. Now, the good news is that Volvo Trucks can offer you plenty of help in order to reduce that impact. And since most of them concern fuel savings, there is a cash reward in it too. Contact your local dealer for more information on how to operate your new Volvo FH more fuel-efficiently.

Eco

Volvo Trucks rolls-on

90 percent of your new Volvo FH can be recycled. This is possible because Volvo Trucks labels the bits and pieces to allow for convenient identification and dismantling. Also, to make sure that your new Volvo FH can be recycled and re-used, Volvo Trucks renovates used parts, provides dismantling manuals and operates dismantling facilities.



Calculate your footprint

Calculate

Volvo Trucks online application Footprint Calculator contains heaps of information about the factors that affect the environment throughout your new Volvo FH’s entire life cycle. It also lets you find out how much of an impact your specific truck – or fleet – has on the environment and lets you compare your results to other trucks.










Volvo FH

The new leader in long haul. For unparalleled driver comfort and operating economy.

Gross combination weight
Up to 100 tonnes

Engines
D13C: 420, 460, 500, 540 hp

Cabs
Sleeper cab, Globetrotter cab, Globetrotter XL cab