Environment-friendly Volvo Concept Truck Reduces Fuel Consumption by 30%
Published On Jun 04, 2016
As many major cities around the world are now becoming more aware and conscious about their environment, vehicle makers are finding it hard to cope up with new rules. However, some manufacturers are coming up with technological advancements for environmental friendly vehicles such as Swedish truck maker Volvo has developed concept trucks to cut the fuel consumption by 30 percent in order to meet the new environment norms and reduce the customer cost.
This all new Volvo concept truck is a long-haul tractor trailer and has been made 40 percent more energy efficient with changes in its aerodynamic structure. The major makeovers include replacing rear view mirrors with camera that also increases visibility of the truck. Another change is lower resisting tyres that help in achieving better top speed.
Chief Project Manager at Volvo Trucks, Mr. Ake Othzen, said in a statement that the company has modified the entire rig and optimised it for improved aerodynamics as much as possible. Talking more about the project, Mr. Claes Nilsson, President and Chief Executive Officer at Volvo Trucks, said, “We continuously work on developing more energy-efficient vehicles. This is a high-priority area both out of environmental concern and in order to reduce our customers' costs. Our concept truck showcases the immense power of ongoing technical advances.”
It has now been five years since Volvo started working on the green truck project and during 2015 autumn they tested them on roads. The company aims to improve the efficiency up by 50 percent in the near future and that would definitely keep the environment clean.