Westport AB Receive State Visit from Sweden’s King

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 »

Manhattan Beer Adds 35 CNG-Powered Volvo Tractors to NY Fleet

Volvo VNM 200 CNG - Manhattan Beer FleetManhattan Beer Distributors, LLC,  recently purchased 35 compressed natural gas (CNG)-powered Volvo VNM 200 model tractors for its New York City fleet. The company delivers beer and other beverages throughout New York City. The Volvo VNM 200 models, powered by 9-liter Cummins Westport ISL-G CNG engines, emit about 20 percent less greenhouse gas emissions than comparable diesel-powered models. Read more »

Volvo V60 Bi-Fuel Cars Join Swedish Car-Sharing Fleet

Volvo V60

Volvo V60 emissions as low as 40g CO2/km

Canadian engineering company Westport Innovations Inc., producer of advanced natural gas engines and vehicles, has announced delivery of the first 2016 Volvo V60 Bi-Fuel cars to key customer Sunfleet, a Volvo car sharing organization in Sweden. Combustion technology from Westport was introduced as part of Volvo Car Company’s new Drive-E powertrain bi-fuel engine earlier this year. Read more »