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Volvo debuts Turbocharged Flexifuel Police Car (12/05/2008)

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. 



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