Volvo V40 Bi-Fuel

Volvo Car UK has supported The Wildlife Trusts for the past 10 years and is now providing the organisation with ‘greener travel’ by loaning two new cars from its gas powered Bi-Fuel range. Like The Wildlife Trusts, Volvo makes the environment one of its top priorities and has been involved in many of the Trusts’ valuable campaigns and activities including The Ozone Project and the recent Basking Shark Campaign.

Michael Singh, Executive Director of The Wildlife Trusts, and David Spivack, the charity’s Head of Corporate Relations recently took delivery of their new Volvo V40 Bi-Fuels and are delighted with their performance as well as the obvious environmental benefits and savings in fuel costs.

David Spivack comments: ‘Volvo has offered us support for a number of years and Volvo’s extensive environmental policies fit well with our own. The loan of these two cars is a great benefit for us. We rely on support from corporate contacts and driving Volvo Bi-Fuels promotes our commitment to the environment further. People are always intrigued about the idea of alternative fuels and Bi-Fuel technology and we’ve also passed on a number of interested enquiries to Volvo.’

The Wildlife Trusts expect to save more than £2,500 over the next year on fuel costs, without compromising the vehicle’s performance or versatility. The Wildlife Trusts attend many exhibitions and shows and need to be able to transport bulky materials. ‘The load capacity in the Volvo V40 provides more than enough room and the vehicles are a pleasure to drive,’ says David Spivack.

More importantly, the use of the Bi-Fuel vehicles will also mean that The Wildlife Trusts will be reducing their own emissions with the use of the two V40s by 20 per cent over the next year.

The Volvo Bi-Fuel range helps drivers reduce exhaust emissions and save money by combining two types of fuel in one car – powered by gas with a petrol reserve tank. Gas costs about half the price of petrol or diesel, and LPG is now available at over 1,000 fuel stations around the UK. Volvo Bi-Fuels (available in S40, V40, S60, V70 and S80 models) also offer company car drivers further savings as tax liability is also reduced due to low CO2 emissions.

Published : 29/10/02 Author : Melanie Carter

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