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Collaboration is key

We and our customers are facing societal challenges that becomes more and more complex and the pace with which we have to deliver becomes faster and faster. The complexity drives the need to collaborate to achieve sustainable solutions for the future. Many different stakeholders and disciplines needs to be included and take part to drive progress.

The Volvo Group collaborates actively with authorities and decision makers globally to secure that relevant research platforms and environments are available where cross-disciplinary research collaborations can take place in areas of common interest. Examples of such platforms are the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation – Horizon 2020 and the Swedish program for Strategic Vehicle Research & Innovation (FFI) supported by Vinnova, the Swedish Energy Agency and the Swedish Transport Administration.

Today our research portfolio where we collaborate with external partners such as academia, institutes, SMEs, suppliers etc contain more than 150 projects. This portfolio is of uttermost importance to drive new innovations in the area of transports.

Examples of collaboration
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WWF Climate Savers 2.0

We are still the only automotive manufacturer that is a member of WWF´s Climate Savers program. The unique strategic cooperation will now increase. In addition to a promise to reduce emissions from vehicles and production during the 2015 to 2020 period, Volvo will implement a number of activities aimed at accelerating the development toward lower and ultimately zero carbon emissions throughout the transport and construction sector.

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Volvo Group Academic Partner Program

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Volvo Group Academic Partner Program

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R&D news highlights

Volvo Trucks Awarded $21.7M from U.S. EPA and South Coast AQMD to Deploy 70 Class 8 VNR Electric Zero-Emission Trucks

This award enables the nation’s largest commercial deployment of Class 8 battery-electric trucks....

Full speed ahead with innovation

Speeding up innovation is more important than ever for the Volvo Group and MobilityXlab is an innovation partnership aimed to do just that. Johan Lunden at Volvo Group is Chairman of MobilityXlab.

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Mack Trucks delivers Mack LR Electric model to Republic Services to begin real-world trials

Volvo Group’s subsidiary Mack Trucks has delivered a pre-production Mack LR Electric model to Republic Services to begin in-service trials in the demanding refuse segment. Mack will use key learnings from the trials to further refine the LR Electric ...