Volvo Energy Efficient Vehicle
The Volvo Group is running a bi-lateral project in the US and Sweden with a common goal of significantly improving the freight-moving efficiency of future trucks and reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.
The objectives are to improve freight efficiency by 50 percent, measured in ton-kilometer per liter, compared with 2009 truck models, and to increase the efficiency of the engine by 20 percent.
The final deliverables for the project will be two concept trucks, one in the US and one in Sweden, for evaluation and demonstration of the new technologies. While the selection of technologies for each concept truck will ensure that the unique demands of each market are met, common technologies will be used when possible.
The Swedish part of the project is completed in cooperation with the Swedish Energy Agency (Energimyndigheten) within the Strategic Vehicle Research and Innovation (Fordonsstrategisk Forskning och Innovation, FFI) and is done in partnership with Lund University. Several significant improvements have already been identified and verified in simulations and in engine test cells.