You could say we’re pioneers. Environmental care has been one of our core values since the 70s. Since then, we’ve reduced emission of air pollutants from new Volvo trucks by 90%, and decreased fuel consumption and climate impact by 40%. We believe in a sustainable future for the transport industry. And our trucks, services and operations will continue to lead the way there.
Our aim is to create trucks and services that have less impact on the environment. And – from improving fuel efficiency to exploring alternative fuels – we’re really making progress.
Since 1970, fuel consumption has fallen by 40%. But we know we can do better. So we’re committed to improve efficiency.
Our trucks are fuel-efficient. And our smart fuel management systems and driver training help you get the most from them.
We were the first truck manufacturer to comprehensively test Bio-DME fuel and present a diesel engine that runs on methane gas.
Our Euro 6 engine has halved particulate emissions and reduced oxides of nitrogen oxides by nearly 80%. Our LNG-powered trucks have also significantly reduced emissions.
Materials and recycling
Around a third of the materials in a new Volvo truck come from recycled materials. And up to 90% can be recycled at the end of the truck’s lifespan.
We’re on the way to making our production process completely sustainable. Our plants in Ghent, Belgium, and Tuve, Sweden, were the world’s first climate neutral vehicle factories. Our paint facility In Umeå, Sweden, has the lowest solvent emissions in the industry. And an increasing number of our dealerships are going CO2 neutral, too. It doesn’t stop there. This work is expanding rapidly, and globally, to cover as many of our manufacturing methods, factories, transportation and dealerships as possible.