Volvo Introduces Low-Emission LNG-Powered Trucks

| Sweden, Gothenburg
Volvo FH hill climbing in Spain

Volvo FH LNG

New trucks from Volvo running on LNG offer the same performance as diesel, but with 20-100% lower CO₂ emissions

Volvo Trucks is now introducing Euro VI-compliant heavy duty trucks running on liquefied natural gas or biogas. Sales of Volvo FM LNG and Volvo FH LNG will start during spring 2018. Read more »

LNG Best for HD and Long Haul says Volvo Trucks

| Sweden, Gothenburg
Lars Mårtensson, Director Environment and Innovation at Volvo Trucks

Lars Mårtensson, Director Environment and Innovation at Volvo Trucks

Volvo Trucks: “Liquefied gas is the best available climate alternative on the market for heavy regional and long-haul transport operations”

By replacing diesel with liquefied natural gas or biogas, CO₂ emissions from heavy trucks can be drastically reduced. Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) is today used primarily in industrial operations, but it has excellent prerequisites for being a competitive vehicle fuel with considerable environmental benefits. Read more »

Westport AB Receive State Visit from Sweden’s King

| Sweden and Canada

Sweden's King Gustav visits Westport Volvo facilityHis Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf, H.R.H. Prince Carl Philip, His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada and additional delegates called upon Westport’s installation facility inside the Volvo Car assembly plant in Gothenburg, Sweden last week. The recognition of Westport with a tour of its facility was part of an official State visit to the Kingdom of Sweden focused on technology, innovation and sustainability as well as strengthening bilateral relations between the two countries. Read more »

Volvo Trucks View on Methane (LNG) as an Automotive Fuel

| Sweden, Göteborg

Volvo TruckVolvo Trucks has confirmed the Volvo MethaneDiesel Euro VI engine will be introduced in Europe at the end of 2017. The new high pressure direct injection (HPDI) engine has about 15 per cent higher energy efficiency than a conventional gas-powered (CNG) truck powered by an Otto cycle engine and the same efficiency as a diesel engine. But why the ongoing focus on natural gas as a truck fuel? There are very good reasons, explains Volvo. Read more »

Volvo Trucks Displays New FE CNG in London

| United Kingdom, London
Volvo FE 320 CNG

Volvo FE 320 CNG

For the first time in the United Kingdom, Volvo Trucks will introduce its new Euro 6-compliant 4×2 FE-320 CNG (Compressed Natural Gas)-fuelled rigid. Using the one-day Freight in the City Expo 2016 (London, Nov. 2), Volvo will display a day-cab 4×2 rigid, specified for city distribution and fitted with a fridge body. Read more »

Showroom Launch for Volvo V90 Bi-fuel

| Sweden, Stockholm
Volvo V90 Bi-fuel rated Euro 6

Volvo V90 Bi-fuel rated Euro 6

The Volvo V90 bi-fuel, equipped with Westport Fuel System’s direct injection fuel system technology, has been officially launched at an event in the Volvo showroom in Kungsträdgården in Stockholm. The event was organised by Westport Sweden (Volvo’s partner for biogas vehicles), Aga Gas AB, E.ON, FordonsGas, Göteborg Energi and Energigas Sweden (Swedish Gas Association). Read more »

New Volvo V90 Bi-fuel SW to be Launched with Westport NG Technology

| Canada, Vancouver BC and Sweden, Gothenburg

Volvo V90Westport Fuel Systems Inc. (Westport), manufacturer of alternative fuel systems and components, says Volvo Car will launch the bi-fuel version of its new V90 station wagon fitted with Westport natural gas technology. The engine can run on either compressed natural gas (CNG)/biomethane (RNG) or petrol and forms part of Volvo Car’s Engine Architecture, which ranks as one of the best engine families in the world.  Read more »

Finnish Container Transporter Introduces LNG-fueled Volvo Truck

| Finland, Helsinki
Volvo FM Dual-Fuel

Volvo FM Dual-Fuel

Speed Oy, a specialized container transport company based in Helsinki, Finland, has decided to introduce a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)-fueled Volvo FM 460 hp dual-fuel truck to its fleet operating from Helsinki’s Vuosaari Harbor. An LNG refueling station for heavy-duty vehicles will open at the harbour in August by Gasum, a Finnish gas company intent on developing the road fuel gas filling station network enabling the use of LNG in heavy-duty transport.  Read more »

Westport Launches Bi-Fuel Volvo in Belgium and Luxembourg

| Canada, Vancouver and Belgium, Brussels

Volvo V70 bi-fuel 2016Westport Innovations Inc., engineering advanced natural gas engines and vehicles, has launched Bi-Fuel Volvo cars in Belgium and Luxembourg in connection with Volvo Car Belux. Unveiled for the Belgium market at the 94th European Motor Show in Brussels, the 2016 Volvo V60 Bi-Fuel car will be available for order at participating Volvo dealers in the region from January 2016. Read more »

Swedish Taxi Operator to Purchase 400 Volvo V70 Bi-Fuel

| Canada and Sweden

Volvo V70 bi-fuel 2016Sweden-based taxi operator Fågelviksgruppen (FVG) has signed an agreement covering the purchase of 400 Volvo V70 Bi-Fuel taxis (fitted with Westport technology and fuel systems) including options to purchase up to 240 more, reports Westport Innovations Inc. together with Volvo Car Sverige and Upplands Motor. Orders for the first 200 vehicles have been received for delivery beginning this year and completion planned for the end of February 2016. Read more »