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Volvo Alt Fuel Trio at MATS 2014

March 18, 2014 in CNG, Companies, Conference/Meeting, DME, LNG, MATS 2014 by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

CNG, LNG and DME at Next Week’s Show in Louisville

Volvo Trucks has promised to bring its full range of heavy duty vehicles to the 2014 Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. next week. The company’s display is to include 12 vehicles spanning the regional haul, long haul, heavy haul and vocational segments of the Class 8 market.

Volvo Trucks’ CNG, LNG and DME models are all to be displayed at MATS 2014 next week in Louisville.

Volvo Trucks’ CNG, LNG and DME models are all to be displayed at MATS 2014 next week in Louisville.

“The innumerable intricacies that exist between various segments require continued development of application-specific vehicles and specifications,” North American sales and marketing president Göran Nyberg says in a releaes.

“We’ve taken the same comprehensive approach with our alternative fuels strategy and work toward offering a range of engine and fuel options that consider operational and geographic needs and infrastructure realities,” he said.

Volvo’s alt fuel offerings MATS 2014 are

  • the Volvo VNL 300 CNG with 400-horsepower 11.9-liter Cummins Westport ISX12 G engine with 10-speed Eaton Fuller transmission;
  • the Volvo VNL 300 LNG with 455-horsepower Volvo D13-LNG (compression ignition) engine with Volvo I-Shift AMT transmission; and
  • the Volvo VNL 300 DME with 435-horsepower Volvo D13-DME engine with Volvo I-Shift AMT transmission.

Volvo’s VNM and VNL models are available with spark-ignited gas engines powered by compressed natural gas or liquefied natural gas.

MATSlogo“While spark-ignited engines are meeting near-term market demand, Volvo is also developing a proprietary compression ignition LNG engine and an engine fueled by dimethyl ether (DME), made from natural gas or a variety of domestic sources,” states the MATS release.

Both engines are part of Volvo’s long-term “Blue Power” alternative fuels strategy to address future demand as it eventually grows within the broader heavy-duty market.

MATS 2014 runs March 27-29 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville.


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Source: Volvo Trucks with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

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