The auto giant presented a limited edition of the V90 Cross Country Volvo Ocean Race, which combines the company’s three dominant ideas. This is the creation of excellent cars, a round-the-world charity ocean race and a passion for innovation. And the secret of this series of cars is that most of the interior of their salon is made from recycled garbage.
Another difference from the “Ocean Race” from the base model – Volvo engineers increased the ground clearance and changed the chassis to a more suitable for off-road. This is a direct hint – roll around the world and collect garbage. First of all, plastic, which is not only the most dangerous type of pollution on the planet, but is also needed in the production of these machines.
The interior of the novelty is aged in an accentuated gray scale – it is a synthetic fabric Econyl. It is 100% recycled nylon, the source of which are old fishing nets raised from the ocean. They were found by the participants of the round-the-world regatta Volvo Ocean Race, which from this year passes from a three-year to a two-year cycle. The next start was given on October 22 in Alicante, Spain.
Each boat from the participating in the race is mandatory equipped with sensors for “ocean health”. Sensors measure temperature, wind and current speed, pressure and other climatic parameters throughout the route. Plus, data on garbage accumulations are collected – in Volvo they say that they will send 100 euros each from the sale of each of the first 3000 copies of V90 Cross Country to finance this and similar programs.