Visitors to GreenFleet Arrive ‘n’
Drive event at Rockingham are able to experience an impressive range of
Volvo cars, including the new Volvo V70 2.5 FlexiFuel Turbo (FT) 200bhp
police car, developed by Volvo to the specific requirements of the
Emergency Services as part of its environmentally-friendly FlexiFuel
offer. Joining this new model at the event is the C30 SportsCoupe, S40
saloon and V50 Sportswagon, all equipped with Volvo's 1.8 FlexiFuel
engine, and the Volvo V70 2.0 FlexiFuel estate.
The new Volvo V70 2.5FT model is
available to order in June 2008 and combines all the established
benefits of Volvo’s unique V70 Police Specification build with the
environmental consciousness of a FlexiFuel engine which, thanks to its
turbo-charged power, means no compromise on performance either. The V70
2.5FT produces 300Nm of torque at 1500-4500rpm, a top speed of 130mph
and 0 to 60mph in 7.6 seconds.
Volvo Car Corporation is a major
supplier to the Swedish Police and already provides a range of E85
vehicles to meet the Government requirement for all police districts to
operate a minimum of 20% FlexiFuel vehicles. Volvo Car UK has a long
association with the UK police service, and has also been working with
the National Association of Police Fleet Managers to deliver a
Turnkey solution, which can produce a road policing car fitted out ready
for service in around eight weeks.
Fleets adopting vehicles powered by
alternative fuels, such as E85 will see a variety of benefits. E85 will
assist fleets in achieving a 20% reduction in CO2 emissions,
a government target for 2010, without the need to change driver
behaviour, or compromising their driving enjoyment and comfort.
Caring for the environment has been
part of Volvo’s philosophy for many years. The need to reduce
dependency on fossil fuels, such as petrol and diesel oil, has long
driven Volvo to develop a wide range of alternative fuels and
technologies. FlexiFuel is one of Volvo’s latest innovations which allow
cars to run on E85, a fuel that consists of 85% bioethanol and 15%
regular petrol. Drivers will enjoy the same power output and comfort
whether the car is running on E85, petrol, or any mix of both.