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Green Fleet Roundup: Volvo, Renault-Nissan, Mitsubishi, Greenlots, BMW

Volvo Trucks’ 2016 VN series highway tractors will offer greater fuel savings compared with previous generation models. Sculpting of airflow around the exterior and underneath the hood improves fuel efficiency by up to 3.5 percent, and Volvo’s new XE-Adaptive Gearing and Torque Management options can provide fuel efficiency improvements of … Read more »

volvo cng trucks

ACT Expo: Volvo Trucks, Peterbilt, Penske

The Alternative Clean Transportation Expo, the largest alternative fuel clean vehicle tech event in North America, will host more than 175 fueling, engine and technology suppliers as it opens today in Long Beach, Calif. Here are some of the early highlights. Volvo Trucks will showcase a compressed natural gas-powered daycab (pictured) and … Read more »

Green Fleet Roundup: Toyota, Panasonic, Tesla, Navistar, Volvo Trucks

Toyota will display a concept version of its fuel cell vehicle scheduled for launch around 2015 at the Tokyo Motor Show at the end of the month. The FCV Concept (pictured) has a driving range of at least 500 km (310 miles) and refueling times as low as three minutes, roughly the same … Read more »

Volve DME truck

Volvo Heavy Trucks Will Use Dimethyl Ether Fuel

Volvo Trucks announced plans to use dimethyl ether (DME) in its heavy trucks from 2015 in North America, as an alternative to diesel fuel, because DME has the performance qualities and energy efficiency of diesel but can lower CO2 emissions by 95 percent and produces no soot. DME is a … Read more »

Shell, Volvo Trucks Sign LNG Agreement

Volvo Trucks and Shell have agreed to cooperate globally on advancing liquefied natural gas as a fuel for commercial heavy duty trucks. Based on Volvo’s MethaneDiesel concept whereby LNG can be used in diesel engines, and Shell’s LNG expertise and infrastructure investments, the two companies say they will coordinate their … Read more »