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Volvo Trucks Goes Green for 2010 IAA

The Swedish truck manufacturer announced today it has already decided what to bring at the IAA show in Hanover this fall. The Volvo Trucks display at the event will feature unique green technologies, accompanied by the new Volvo FMX construction truck.

"With the Volvo FMX, we're aiming to take the lead in the construction segment, just as we have in the long-haul segment with the Volvo FH,"
Claes Nilsson, President Europe Division at Volvo Trucks, said in a release

"Customers have shown enormous interest so far, and order volumes have been high in several of our markets. Customers who have test driven the truck are particularly impressed with the Volvo I-Shift and the new construction software. This keen interest in the Volvo FMX shows that our product development was right on target," added Nillson.

The Volvo FMX will be joined by the Volvo L180F wheel loader that is equipped with Volvo Construction Equipment's world-first driveline technology, OptiShift. This system is said to cut fuel consumption by up to 15 percent compared to previous driveline solutions.

Among the many models to be displayed between September 23-30 is a Volvo FM powered by a 13-litre diesel engine running on methane gas.

Visitors also have the chance to take a closer look at a hybrid driveline based on a 7-litre engine which will be launched in a hybrid version of the Volvo FE in 2011. Volvo is currently the only truck manufacturer offering hybrid technology for vehicles in the 26-tonne segment.

While visiting the Volvo Trucks stand you will also have the chance to get familiarized with the Volvo Buses, which will present its first series-produced hybrid-powered city bus - the Volvo 7700 Hybrid. This bus offers up to 35 percent lower fuel consumption than a conventional city bus.
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