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Nine months ended September 30, 2008

Volvo Group moves ahead in hybrids

The Volvo Group is now introducing the fourth-generation hybrid solution on a broad front in buses, trucks and construction equipment. The Group’s hybrid solution for heavy vehicles is completely different from anything that has existed in the market to date. As a result of the combined volumes and resources, the Group has succeeded in developing a more standardized platform solution, which is a prerequisite for the hybrid technology’s ability to have a widespread commercial impact in the market for heavy vehicles.

At the IAA trade show in Hannover in September, Volvo Buses showcased the market’s first commercially viable hybrid bus, the Volvo 7700 Hybrid with up to 30% lower fuel consumption and hybrid components from Volvo.  
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