McDonald Volvo, Colorado Volvo Dealer, Celebrates Volvo Corporation Initiative To Go Green With 4-Cylinder Engines and Smart Electrification

Top Quote Efficiency and electrification are the key drivers in Volvo taking the lead for green motoring and fuel economy and McDonald Volvo, a dealership just south of Denver, couldn't be more excited, End Quote
  • Denver, CO (1888PressRelease) November 26, 2011 - Volvo Corporation is already in the lead among European carmakers when it comes to reducing carbon dioxide emissions as shown in the annual analysis presented by the European Federation for Transport and Environment (T&E). The brand outperformed Europe's eight largest manufacturers in 2010 by cutting overall CO2 emissions with no less than 9 percent.

    "This excellent result is the outcome of a dedicated environmental focus under our 'DRIVe Towards Zero' banner. One third of our research budgets is earmarked for reducing CO2 emissions. Our new, upcoming engine range will ensure that we continue to beat our toughest competitors when it comes to fuel economy," said Stefan Jacoby, President and CEO of the Volvo Car Corporation.

    The Volvo new engine range, VEA (Volvo Environmental Architecture), focuses only on four-cylinder engines which will benefit from enhanced performance through electrification or other spearhead technology in certain configurations, such as a kinetic flywheel drive.

    VEA includes a wide range of direct-injected gasoline engines as well as common rail diesels that improve fuel economy by up to 35%. Certain Volvo engines will gain added performance through the hybrid drive or other innovative Volvo technology.

    Volvo's leadership within smart electrification also includes the Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid, which will be first released to European markets in fall of 2012. It is the world's first diesel-powered plug-in hybrid which will give new Volvo owners an electric range of 30 miles and over 120 miles per U.S. gallon when the vehicle is in hybrid mode.

    There have already been some limited deliveries Deliveries of the Volvo C30 Electric in 2011 and this car has an all-electric range of up to 95 miles.

    "We claim environmental leadership through groundbreaking initiatives within smart electrification and downsizing our conventional powertrains to four-cylinder engines solely," Jacoby explained.

    For more information about Volvo please visit your Colorado Volvo Dealer, McDonald Volvo, located just south of Denver in Littleton or online at

    About The McDonald Automotive Group:
    The McDonald Family has been selling and servicing vehicles from the Littleton location since 1965. Today, with three sons by his side, Douglas McDonald and his family own and operate some of the largest and fastest growing dealerships in the United States. In addition, Douglas McDonald has served as chairman, vice-chairman and district director for the Colorado Automobile Dealers Association and chairman of the National Volkswagen Dealer Council. In 1991, Time Magazine, in cooperation with the National Automobile Dealers Association, honored him with the Quality Dealer Award. McDonald Automotive Group shares their success with the community by supporting many charities and clubs, including the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation with an annual golf tournament. (

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