By 2030, there will be one billion more people
in the world. At the same time, greenhouse gas emissions
must be reduced. New technologies are creating new
opportunities for the Volvo Group to play its part in making
society more efficient, safe and sustainable.
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come up with,” says Lars Stenqvist, Volvo Group
Chief Technology Officer and EVP Group Trucks
He thinks that the picture of the future is
far brighter today, largely thanks to access
to inexpensive data power and the rapid
development of battery technology.
“This opens up new opportunities and means
that our vehicles can do things that were
totally impossible just a few years ago. In the
transport system of the future, both vehicles and
THE UN’S CLIMATE goals speak for
themselves. To reduce global warming,
greenhouse gas emissions need to
be cut dramatically over the next
few years. In combination with a fast-growing
population and urbanisation this is an enormous
challenge, not least for the transport industry.
“To drive prosperity around the world we
know that more transport will be needed. I feel
that the whole of society has high expectations
of us and is waiting to see what we, as engineers,
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