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Volvo V90 Cross Country Volvo Ocean Race Fights Marine Pollution Abandoned fishing nets will be used to make the 100% nylon carpet inlays | Ocean Blue Project
By Richard Arterbury
In the beginning of next year, Volvo will release a special modification of the universal V90 Cross Country Ocean Race Limited edition of three thousand cars. That initial production run will be sold in 30 markets around the globe, including most nations in the EMEA region, along with the US, Japan and China.
This Limited edition car proceeds from their sales will go to fighting ocean pollution of plastic pollution. This Volvo special model will be a special color, for example white color body, matte gray and bright orange details, and special wheel discs. On a amazing note the interior finishing material will be made entirely from recycled nylon, made from discarded fishing nets recovered from the bottom of the ocean.
The Chinese have also demonstrated the clone of the Range Rover with features Toyota as the special model will be available in 30 markets. From each sold car inn favor of the scientific program of the Volvo Ocean Race is planned to transfer 100 euros. The total amount of donations will be 300 thousand euros.
This program is planned for research by the equipped with special sensors that will collect information about temperature, atmospheric pressure, flow rate and wind that will also record levels of salinity, dissolved CO2, and the other information of content of water in the micro-plastic and the amount of algae.
Research will help to improve the accuracy of weather forecasting and to study other information of the ocean pollution.
Volvo has launched a special edition of its well-received V90 Cross Country that hopes to help the effort to clean up the monumental mess in the ocean. Created to celebrate the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race, the car presents recycled ocean litter as part of its interior and will help fund scientific programs that monitor the health of the seas. The Volvo Ocean Race V90 Cross Country is based on the existing model and, as such, has the same total traction, greater ground clearance than the standard V90 and a chassis built to provide comfort and control in adverse weather conditions and on roads. The differences lie mainly in aesthetics, with a palette of matt gray and bright orange, white exterior and new wheels. Volvo says there are some special features, such as a detachable torch flashlight and extra power outlets, while the inlays on the rugs are made from Econyl.
This fabric is made of 100% recycled nylon, part of which (in this case) comes from discarded fishing nets recovered from the seabed. The Volvo Ocean Race is a round-the-world regatta that traditionally takes place every three years, although after this year's event it will change to a two-year cycle. The 2017-18 edition began in Alicante, Spain, on October 22 and will end in June next year in The Hague, The Netherlands. The boats that will participate in this year's race will have sensors designed to help the Volvo Ocean Race Science Program monitor the health of the oceans. This will include information on temperatures, barometric pressure, currents and wind speed.
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