The Swedish Trade Council and the Embassy of Sweden, in partnership with the Volvo Group and Volvo Car Corporation, will organise two seminars on ‘sustainable mobility’ to identify opportunities and address the environmental challenges faced by India’s transport industry. The objective of the seminars is to bring various stakeholders together on a single platform, in order to address the challenges of the transport industry.
Volvo will highlight that it has already developed the technology necessary to build both hybrid trucks and trucks that run on alternative fuels, with at least seven fuel options available. Volvo will also demonstrate some of the public transportation concepts that are being successfully run in other countries; concepts that can support the demands of India’s citizens while also de-congesting cities, protecting the environment and saving significantly on fuel consumption. Volvo trucks and buses in India already provide solutions in the area of public city transportation and eco-efficient trucking.
Eric Leblanc, Managing Director of Volvo India says, “At Volvo we have the technology to meet future demands on sustainable transport and we are keen to highlight the positive opportunities these raise for society. At the same time we know that progress in this regard cannot be achieved by one stakeholder. The issue demands the coming together of a cross section of stakeholders to create the right circumstances. At this seminar we will see such a panel. This is a step in the right direction towards providing a holistic perspective on the issue, and it is essential if we want to move forward.”
The seminar will include presentations by industry professionals and academics on green transport solutions and will also showcase successful case studies. At the seminar in Delhi, the Swedish Minister for the Environment, H.E. Mr. Andreas Carlgren, as well as his Indian counterpart H.E. Mr. Namo Narain Meena, will participate.
For further information, please contact Lennart Pilskog, +46 703 183422