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Volvo Group delivers recommendations on sustainable transport to UN Secretary-General

Volvo Group CEO Martin Lundstedt, in his role as co-chair of the High-Level Advisory Group on Sustainable Transport, submitted a report to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon containing ten recommendations on how sustainable transport can advance sustainable development.

The report calls for increased international development funding, supportive legislation and incentives to promote new transport technologies. The report also highlights ElectriCity, the Volvo Group’s full-electric bus route in the city of Göteborg, as an innovative collaboration in the field of new, clean public transport.

The report concludes that technology will drive progress and that all types of transport should be made as efficient as possible in the areas where they are most effective.

In 2014, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon set up the independent High-Level Advisory Group on Sustainable Transport to provide recommendations on how sustainable transport can advance sustainable development.

As one of two co-chairs, the Volvo Group has led the work of the advisory group, which includes leaders from the public and private sectors and represents all modes of transport.


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OMG. Volvo is in no position to recommend anything sustainable. They only make cars with earth destroying combustion engines. This is absurd. The only car maker on this planet able to advise about sustainability is Tesla. That only one can do it as sad as it sounds.

James McLaughlin

Henrik, this is Volvo Trucks of Sweden, not Volvo Cars of China. Volvo group sold off the car division long ago to Ford who sold it to the Geely in China more recently.

The same happened with Renault Cars and Renault Trucks, there is no connection anymore other than branding.

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That does not change my point one bit. They still make unsustainable combustion engines for their vehicles and cannot give advice about sustainability. It is absurd.

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Stated differently Volvo trucks or Volvo cars are all part of the problem. They are not part of the solution like Tesla is.


Henrik is correct on this one. However, Volvo makes excellent e-buses. UN may have picked the wrong manufacturer but not entirely?

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