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NZ for Volvo’s New VNR Tractor – Maybe

April 21, 2017 in ACT Expo 2017, Biomethane, Game Changer, New Products by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

New Truck is a Diesel, Future Near Zero ‘Based on Market Demand’

Volvo trucks will offer the super low-NOx ISL G Near Zero dedicated-natural gas engine from Cummins Westport in the latest version of its VNR regional haul tractor – “later,” says a spokesman, “based on market demand.”

Volvo’s new VNR regional haul tractor is offered initially with diesel fuel.

The new VNR “will first be available with our D11 and D13 diesel-powered engines,” he told F&F. The truck was unveiled yesterday at ExpoCam in Montreal.

The new VNR is described as “a versatile regional haul tractor designed and developed for the modern professional truck driver and the rapidly evolving demands of goods delivery.”

Channeling the Driver

Features include advanced aerodynamics, an ergonomic cockpit, high-strength steel cab, stamped steel bumpers to protect lights and grille, and a 113-inch BBC/bumper-to-back-of-cab length and improved sightlines over the hood “for increased maneuverability and versatility in tight spaces and urban traffic.”

“We channeled the input of nearly 2,000 drivers and brought those thoughts and preferences to life through the VNR,” Volvo Trucks North America chief designer Brian Balicki said in a release.

“Every innovation of the new Volvo VNR has been filtered through the driver’s eyes.”

Cummins Westport president Rob Neitzke will present a Move to Zero update on his company’s Near Zero emission engine platforms at the Game Changer Summit 2.0 on the afternoon of Monday, May 1 at the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo. The Summit will include an RNG/renewable natural gas market update by Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas CEO Johannes Escudero, as well as updates on Near Zero engine operation in San Diego and Philadelphia, with Athens Services in the Los Angeles area, and Total Transportation Services, Inc.

TTSI is conducting field tests of an ISX12 G engine with Near Zero hardware (F&F, March 24).

ACT Expo 2017 runs May 1-4 at Southern California’s Long Beach Convention Center.

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Source: Volvo with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

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