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Volvo Flex-fuel Prototypes Dominate Bibendum

Volvo's cars received a total of 16 gold medals, which was more than any other participating manufacturer in the passenger car class. Pictured is multi-fuel prototype.

Published: 14-Jun-2006

PARIS - June 13, 2006: With the flagships from its environmental car program, Volvo Car Corporation placed at the top during the Michelin Challenge Bibendum 2006 in Paris this weekend.

Volvo Car Corporation competed with its new Multi-Fuel prototype car, two cars with engines that run on renewable fuels, and a clean and fuel-efficient diesel. Volvo’s cars received a total of 16 gold medals, which was more than any other participating manufacturer in the passenger car class. The good results from the competition confirm Volvo Car Corporation’s role as a leading manufacturer of cars with a high level of environmental and safety performance.

The participants in the Michelin Challenge Bibendum competed in seven areas: acceleration, braking, slalom, noise, emissions, fuel efficiency, and carbon dioxide emissions. Volvo Car Corporation took a total of 16 gold medals.

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