President Bush Tours Volvo Group Exhibition of CO2-neutral Trucks in Washington, DC

Volvo Group CEO, Leif Johansson introduced the President of the United States, George W. Bush to the future of environmentally adapted, heavy-duty transportation.


The President toured the display hall at the Washington International Renewable Energy Conference ( yesterday, where seven Volvo Group trucks – six Volvo truck models and one Mack Truck - each capable of operating on different renewable fuels, were presented. "Each of the trucks seen by President Bush can be driven without any net contribution of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere," said Johansson. The display also included a Mack hybrid electric vehicle (HEV), which will be delivered to the U.S. Air Force under a cooperative research and development agreement. Four Mack HEV trucks are currently being tested by the U.S. Air Force.

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During his address to conference participants, President Bush noted "Expanding use in ethanol and biodiesel requires getting more cars on the road that use these alternative fuels. We expect the private sector to respond."