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New Trucks From Volvo Running on Liquid or Biogas

| October 5, 2017


Volvo Trucks is now introducing Euro 6-compliant heavy duty trucks running on liquefied natural gas or biogas. According to the company, the trucks can cut CO2 emissions by 20 to 100 per cent.

The goal is clear: With energy-efficient technology for gas-powered vehicles, Volvo Trucks is striving to make it possible to significantly reduce the climate impact of heavy regional and long-haul transport operations.

Compared with current gas-powered trucks available on the market, Volvo Trucks’ new vehicles, according to the company, use 15 to 25 per cent less fuel which gives the trucks the greatest possible operating range.

“Our vision is that trucks from Volvo will eventually have zero emissions, although the way of achieving that is not by one single solution but through several solutions in parallel,” says Lars Mårtensson, Director Environment and Innovation at Volvo Trucks. “With a higher proportion of biogas, climate impact can be reduced far more. For transport operations in urban environments, where range is not as critical, electrified vehicles will play a greater role in the future.”

“Our new trucks running on liquefied natural gas or biogas produce a far smaller climate footprint than diesel trucks do,” says Mats Franzén, Product Manager Engines at Volvo Trucks. “This makes biogas more viable as a replacement for diesel even for heavy long-haul operations.”

Volvo Trucks is now working together with gas suppliers and customers to develop the expansion of liquefied natural gas infrastructure in Europe. This development is also being supported politically in many countries and by the EU. A strategy for expanding liquefied natural gas infrastructure is also included in the European Commission and member states’ action packages for securing Europe’s long-term energy supply.

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