Volvo Trucks announces emissions technology surcharge for EPA’10

Volvo Trucks North America said its trucks with EPA’10 emissions reduction technology will include a surcharge of $9,600. This cost is associated with the new technology necessary to meet the strict new emissions standards for heavy-duty trucks, which take effect January 1, 2010.

“Our emissions reduction technology for 2010 will bring immediate benefits for the air we breathe without using emissions credits, while at the same time significantly improving fuel economy for our customers,” said Scott Kress, senior vice president, sales & marketing.  “Volvo Trucks will achieve near-zero emissions of NOx with selective catalytic reduction (SCR).  We have made substantial investments in research and development to accomplish these extraordinary goals.”

The surcharge will apply to new trucks built with Volvo D11, D13 and D16 engines, as well as those with the Cummins ISX.  All of the engines will be equipped with SCR aftertreatment.  The new technology also includes the development of advanced onboard diagnostics (OBD) systems required by the new emissions regulations.  

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 (9-18 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.

March 2, 2009

For further information, please contact Jim McNamara, Volvo Trucks North America, phone 336-393-2143, email