Volvo launches new FlexiFuel police cars
long arm of the law will soon be seen outstretched behind the urgent wheels
of the new Volvo V70 2.5-litre FT, yet will avoid the environmental
lobby's finger-wagging thanks to its fleet cars deploying E85 ethanol
fuel capability to uphold the law-enforcers keen environmental policies.
chose the GreenFleet Arrive 'n' Drive event at Rockingham this week as
the venue to debut its all-new V70 2.5-litre FlexiFuel Turbo (FT)
police patrol car. A 200bhp, blues and twos carrying Volvo estate that
combines all the pre-requisitional pursuit properties with an
underlying capacity to reduce its CO2 emissions by 20% at the same time.
V70 2.5-litre FlexiFuel Turbo isn't just the enemy of the criminal
fraternity though, as it's being released to anyone with a valid
drivers license as of June. Whilst combining all the Police-spec build
quality, (minus the day-glo-faster stripes) the V70 2.5 FT is as clean
as it's slippery thanks to its turbo-charged, yet FlexiFueled standing
in the community.
solely by Volvo - following a detailed brief outlined by the emergency
services - the gist of FlexiFuel is to highlight both the manufacturer
and the police forces' commitment to sourcing more
environmentally-friendly ways of apprehending wrong-doers, by
principally adopting E85 policies into its automotive applications.
is one of Volvo's many innovations that address the role vehicles play
in the changing climate. E85 is an alternate fuel that's made up of 85%
bioethanol and 15% regular petroleum, and Volvo stresses that drivers
of FlexiFuel cars will continue to enjoy the same output whether the
vehicle is running on E85, petrol or any mix of either.
there's no arguing that the Volvo V70 2.5FT isn't up to the job, seeing
as it produces 221lb-ft of torque between 1500 – 4500rpm. Whilst it
can't exactly be accused of plodding along with a top speed of 130mph
and a 0 – 60mph time of 7.6 seconds.
up alongside the new V70 FlexiFuel Turbo in the Volvo I.D parade, is
the C30 SportsCoupe, S40 saloon and V50 Sportswagon, all giving
visitors a first taste of the Swedish car manufacturers 1.8-litre
FlexiFuel engine, as well as the V70 2.0-litre FlexiFuel estate model.