Monthly Archives: May 2008

Carbon Footprint for buses

Nowadays, many cities and transport providers asks for carbon footprint data. By that they usually want to know which carbon dioxide emissions are emitted during operation. Often, the routs and the bus types are known and sometimes data is available … Continue reading

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Fuel consumption, heavy in Life cycle analysis

I frequently get questions from customers, authorities and students about life cycle data for our buses. Since some time we calculate LCA data for new models. The Life cycle data is used to present an environmental product declaration (EPD): http://www.volvo.com/vce/vebiz2webauthor/sharepoint/docfetch.aspx?docID=90&listID=a560d670-9b7a-40ff-845b-f34973fc7493&area=VolvoCom+Volvo+GroupContinue reading

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US Climate Security Act

The cost estimate of the proposed Climate Security Act was recently published. http://www.cbo.gov/ftpdocs/91xx/doc9120/s2191.pdf In brief, the proposal includes a cap and trade programmes. EPA sets yearly limits and the permits for CO2 emissions are auctioned. The programmes are proposed to … Continue reading

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New Volvo BRT bus in Mexico

Recently, my environmental Volvo colleague in Mexico, Jorge Suarez, brought my attention to the following link. http://www.portalautomotriz.com/content/2/module/news/op/displaystory/story_id/6510/format/html/ The Volvo 7300 now comes in two new versions; one articulated and one bi-articulated. The longer version of 25 meters has a passenger … Continue reading

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