In this way Ferrari’s high emissions can be absorbed by Fiat, and Lamborghini emissions can be absorbed by Volkswagen Group. Volvo’s emissions would be tied up with Ford but with growing suggestions the two carmakers could be split in the near future Volvo is becoming increasingly concerned about its own emissions levels.
Volvo’s management has now made reduced fuel consumption and emissions top priority, and plan to speed up the advancement of new green technologies and powertrains, reports Auto Motor and Sport. In the pipeline are two new models that will reduce C02 emissions greatly, a new 1.6L turbocharged V70 that emits just 119g of CO2/km when running on E85 fuel, as well as a new C30 ‘Efficiency’ model (pictured) that emits just 104g of CO2/km.
Some of the new measures include the roll-out of more efficient yet more powerful 2.0L and 2.5L turbocharged engines that are set to debut in the new S60 next year and will eventually filter across to more of Volvo’s lineup.
Other plans include the addition of a new eight-speed gearbox sourced from ZF and the development of a plug-in hybrid model. However, these developments are still several years from production.