Volvo welcomes new fuel and emissions declaration requirement 08 February 2018

Volvo Trucks says it welcomes the requirements from 1 January 2019 for new heavy-duty trucks to come with a declaration of fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

“The declarations will provide our customers with easy-to-understand and comparable information on fuel consumption and CO2 emissions that will provide guidance on the choice of truck,” says Lars Mårtensson (pictured), director for environment and innovation at Volvo Trucks.

“However, the most important thing is that there is now an even greater focus on energy efficiency and climate impact. This is a key issue for the automotive industry, the transport segment, and society as a whole,” he adds.

He also hopes there will also be financial incentives to encourage operators to replace older vehicles with more energy-efficient trucks.

With fuel accounting for around one third of operational costs, improving fuel efficiency has always been a priority for Volvo with each new model, he points out.

“Since the beginning of the 1990s, we have managed to reduce fuel consumption for newly manufactured trucks by one fifth and we continue to reduce fuel consumption every year.

“Improving energy efficiency is the best thing we can do to minimise the vehicle’s climate impact.”

Laura Cork

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