New Volvo wind tunnel – an 20 Million Euro investment. image

Volvo Car Corporation is the first car manufacturer to own a wind tunnel that fully simulates the airflow around and underneath the car’s body, combined with wheel rotation on a flat road surface.
Translated into fuel consumption, this is a reduction by just over 0.1 l/100 kilometres according to the official EU Combined Cycle. In a real driving situation, however, where speed and therefore air resistance are often higher, the actual saving in fuel can be more than twice as high, that is to say in the region of 0.3 l/100 km.
This means that a driver who covers 15,000 km per year will save about 45 litres of fuel – almost a full tank in a Volvo C30. It’s an economy benefit that is also appreciated by the environment.

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