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Volvo to introduce new truck options

Volvo Trucks has introduced new trucks running on Liquefied natural gas (LNG) that offer the same performance as diesel, but with 20-100 per cent lower CO₂ emissions.

The announcement follows a recent declaration that LNG and biogas are a competitive alternative fuel.

The Euro VI-compliant heavy-duty trucks reportedly have the same performance, driveability and fuel consumption as Volvo’s diesel-powered models, and will be available in the European market in 2018.

Furthermore, the new trucks’ CO₂ emissions are 20–100 per cent lower compared with diesel, depending on choice of fuel. The new Volvo FH LNG and Volvo FM LNG are available with 420 or 460 hp for heavy regional and long-haul operations.

"With our new trucks running on liquefied natural gas or biogas, we can offer an alternative with low climate impact that also meets high demands on performance, fuel efficiency and operating range," said Lars Mårtensson, Director Environment and Innovation at Volvo Trucks.

"This is a combination that our customers in regional and long haulage require.

"Natural gas offers clear climate upsides, it is competitively priced in many countries, and there are sufficient reserves to justify large-scale use. Our focus on LNG vehicles is creating new prerequisites for our customers to run fuel- and cost-efficient operations. At the same time, we're making it possible for heavy truck operations to considerably reduce their climate impact."

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