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2019 ACT Expo: Volvo links advanced technology trucking efforts

Volvo Trucks is taking a holistic approach to its electric, autonomous and connected-vehicle efforts, looking beyond the truck to create sustainable transportation.

“It is no longer enough for Volvo to solely focus on developing and offering state-of-the-art trucks and services,” said Peter Voorhoeve, president of Volvo Trucks North America.

Volvo wants to leverage its growing relationships with multiple partners to develop end-to-end solutions that will drive lower emissions and greater efficiency with improved road safety, he said Wednesday at the Advanced Clean Transportation Expo in Long Beach, Calif.

Volvo is managing a $44.8 million grant from the California Air Resources Board to the South Coast Air Quality Management District, which oversees air quality in Los Angeles, Orange and San Bernardino counties.

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