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 »

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

| USA, New York NY

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

| Sweden, Gothenburg
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 »

Westport Launches New Combustion Technology with Volvo Cars

| Canada, Vancouver BC and Sweden, Gothenburg
Volvo V60

Volvo V60 emissions as low as 40g CO2/km

New System available on Volvo 2016 Drive-E family engines

New combustion technology from Westport Innovations Inc. has been introduced as part of Volvo Car Company’s new Drive-E powertrain bi-fuel engine. Volvo Cars is the first OEM to feature the new Westport system. It will be used on Volvo’s new two-litre, direct injection, four-cylinder Drive-E powertrain family, which will be available on the Volvo V60 and V70 2016 models. Read more »

Volvo Trucks Adds Methane-Powered FE Model

| Sweden, Gothenburg
Volvo FE CNG

Volvo FE CNG

Volvo Trucks is expanding its model range in Europe with a new version of the Volvo FE running entirely on methane gas. The Volvo FE CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) has been primarily developed for operations involving short driving cycles with repeated starts and stops such as refuse collection and local distribution. It is equipped with a new 9-litre Euro 6 gas-powered engine featuring spark plug technology and automatic transmission. Read more »

U.S. Grocery Wholesaler Buys CNG Volvos

| USA, Mechanicsville VA

Supervalu refuels with CNG (image: Supervalu)Volvo Trucks in North America has commenced delivery of 35 compressed natural gas (CNG)-powered Volvo VNL tractors to Supervalu, INC., one of the largest grocery wholesalers and retailers in the U.S. The Class 8 CNG-powered Volvo daycabs will operate out of the company’s Mechanicsville, Va. distribution center. Read more »

UK Fleet Buys 50 Volvo Dual-Fuel Tractor Units

| United Kingdom, Leeds

Asda dual-fuel fleetAsda Logistics Services (ALS) will reduce carbon emissions with the introduction of 50 dual-fuel Volvo FM tractor units at its newly opened distribution centre at Avonmouth, Bristol. Volvo states it is the largest single order of dual-fuel trucks to date. The new dual-fuel vehicles are the latest development in ALS’s transport sustainability strategy following the ‘fewer, cheaper miles’ policy to complement the ‘greenest’ depot in the Asda estate. Read more »