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Volvo Trucks’ first EPA2010 production truck drives off assembly line at New River Valley

Volvo Trucks North America again demonstrated readiness for the EPA2010 emissions regulations when, on July 2, the first production-level EPA’10 Volvo VN (above) was driven off the line at the New River Valley Plant in Dublin, VA.
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The Volvo VN670, including its production-ready selective catalytic reduction (SCR) system, was fully assembled on the NRV production line.  As previously announced, production of customer trucks with EPA’10 systems will begin in the Fall.

Volvo Trucks North America’s operations and products are guided by the company’s three core values:  Safety, Quality and Environmental Care.  The Volvo VT, VN and VHD trucks are assembled in the United States at the New River Valley Plant in Dublin, Virginia, while Volvo engines for North America are assembled in Hagerstown, Maryland.  Both plants are certified to ISO14001 environmental and ISO9001 quality standards.  Volvo also sponsors America’s Road Team, a national highway safety outreach program.

Volvo Trucks North America is part of the Volvo Group, one of the world's leading manufacturers of trucks, buses and construction equipment, drive systems for marine and industrial applications, aerospace components and services, and one of the world's leading producers of heavy-diesel engines (9-16 liter).  The Group also provides complete solutions for financing and service.  The Volvo Group, which employs about 100,000 people, has production facilities in 19 countries and sells their products in more than 180 markets.  Volvo Group sales for 2008 amounted to over $46 billion.  The Volvo Group is a publicly-held company headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden.  Volvo Shares are listed on Nasdaq OMX Nordic Exchange and are traded OTC in the U.S.

July 20, 2009

For further information, please contact Jim McNamara, Volvo Trucks North America, phone 336-393-2143, email james.mcnamara@volvo.com

http://www.volvotrucks.us.com/