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    Volvo concept boosts fuel economy 30%

    June 13, 2016 12:00AM by Rolf Lockwood

    With almost one-third lower fuel consumption, Volvo Trucks’ new concept vehicle shows how it is possible to drastically boost productivity in long-haul operations.

    With support from the Swedish Energy Agency, Volvo developed a new concept vehicle, the result of a five-year-long research project aimed at creating more energy-efficient vehicles. The new concept truck is said to cut fuel consumption by more than 30%.

    “Our concept truck showcases the immense power of on-going technical advances,” says Claes Nilsson, Volvo Trucks president and CEO. One of the key factors behind the low fuel consumption is its massive 40% improvement in aerodynamic efficiency that has benefited both the tractor and trailer.