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Fuel Efficiency, Performance Drive Orders for US EPA 2010-Compliant Trucks Above 10,000

Volvo Trucks North America today announced that orders for Class 8 trucks equipped with EPA 2010 certified Volvo Group engines – which include the Volvo D11, D13, and D16 – have surpassed the 10,000 mark.

Volvo Trucks North America today announced that orders for Class 8 trucks equipped with EPA 2010 certified Volvo Group engines – which include the Volvo D11, D13, and D16 – have surpassed the 10,000 mark.  Thanks to selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology, these vehicles deliver near-zero emissions, and fuel economy improvements of up to 5 percent.

“Passing the 10,000 mark in Class 8 orders is a testament to how well we’ve executed our EPA 2010 project,” said Ron Huibers, senior vice president – sales and marketing.  “The reports we’re getting from customers, particularly when it comes to performance, reliability, and fuel efficiency, have been extremely positive – and they’re the cleanest trucks in the world, to boot.”

Volvo Trucks North America’s operations and products are guided by the company’s three core values:  Safety, Quality and Environmental Care.  The Volvo 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 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 96,000 people, has production facilities in 19 countries and sells their products in more than 180 markets.  Volvo Group sales for 2009 amounted to approximately $29 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 13, 2010

For further information, please contact John Mies, Volvo Trucks North America, phone 336-393-4300, email john.mies@volvo.com

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