Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Happy Earth Day from Lehman Volvo

Lehman Volvo wishes you a happy Earth Day!  April 22nd commemorates the need to protect our Earth's environment and everything living in it.

Environmental care is a Volvo core value.  Volvo does not just believe in environmental sustainability, Volvo is and has always been an environmental leader.   Listed below are Volvo's environmental firsts--enjoy!

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VOLVO'S ENVIRONMENTAL FIRSTS:
  • 1945 Volvo introduces remanufactured spare parts - an exchange system still in use
  • 1976 Three-way catalytic converter with oxygen sensor (Lambdasond®) removes up to 90% of noxious exhaust fumes
  • 1987 Torslanda water treatment plant removes 90% of harmful effluents
  • 1989 New, proactive environmental policy
  • 1989 Volvo demonstrates alcohol power technology: cleanest car tested to date
  • 1989 Plastics in Volvo cars marked to facilitate recycling
  • 1990 First award of Volvo Environment Prize
  • 1991 Paintshop at Torslanda plant is world's cleanest
  • 1992 Volvo Environmental Concept Car (ECC)
  • 1995 Volvo Bi-Fuel, Volvo Cars' first generation of methane-driven cars
  • 1996 Dialogue on the Environment provides environmental training for all employees
  • 1998 Introduction of PremAir® - a radiator coating designed to convert harmful ground-level ozone into pure oxygen
  • 1999 IAQS (Interior Air Quality System) introduced for cleaner cabin air
  • 2002 New Volvo cars designed for 85% recyclability
  • 2008 Volvo uses only green electricity (hydropower) in European manufacturing units 
  • 2009 The newly announced Volvo XC60 reaches a 95% recyclable level
  • 2011 Volvo C30 Electric.
  • 2012 Volvo XC60 Plug-in Hybrid concept car.
  • 2013 Production of new high-efficient Drive E-engines.
  • 2014 Volvo XC90 Hybrid announced. Coming in this fall!

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