Adjunct Professor of Catalysis at Chalmers University of Technology. Lives in Gothenburg, Sweden with my wife and three daughters born in 1991, 1994 and 1997. Is a passionate runner that likes long runs on trails with the Lagotto dog Zoei.

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  1. Nellie Asp says:


    We´re six students from KTH (Kungliga tekniska högskolan) in Stockholm and we´re working with a project where we investigate the measurement carbon footprint.

    I read what you posted on May 30th, 2008. I know it´s a long time ago, but maybe you have som data avaible anyway. We´ve alreade e-mailed student@volvo.com and also groupinfo@volvo.com, without any answers. Therefor since I´ve been reading your blog a bit I thought you might have some knowledge about our questions?
    This is the email we sent, a few questions and more about our project.

    /Nellie Asp (nelliea@kth.se)

    More specifically we want to know what how much carbon footprint a typical car leaves behind. There are many calculations about cars different energy use, but usually the reports don´t calculate the carbon footprint that comes out of producing a car. Therefore we want to look at carbon footprint for a cars whole technical durability, including the process of making the car.

    We are turning us to you, Volvo, to ask if you have any carbon footprint calculations on your vehicles?

    – Have you measured carbon footprint on any of your car models?
    – Have you measured carbon footprint on a certain part of a cars durability; the first 1000 kilometres, the first 10 000 kilometres, the last 1000 kilometres or just the scrapping of a car?
    – Do you have any other information on carbon footprint on cars?
    -If you have measured carbon footprint on your car models, in what way have reached the result?

    We don´t have any requirements that the car is of a certain model or year, just that it rather should be driven by petrol as we´re also looking at carbon footprint for 1 m3 petrol in our project.

    We appreciate any help we can get, alternative if you could send us further to someone who has deeper knowledge in the subject.

    Thanks in advance

    Friendly regards,

    Nellie Asp, Daniel Larsson, Aya Hayder, Yuriy Tsoy, Jonna Karlsson, Camilla Sundin.
    Advisor for the project is Christopher Sylwan, KTH Engineer educational department.

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