Volvo Trucks to launch a 13-liter LNG engine in 2014 for North America

Article by Christian Andrei, on May 25, 2012

Volvo Trucks intends to introduce a 13-liter liquefied-natural-gas engine in 2014 for North America. It is also ready to create a new form natural gas fuel called dimethyl ether (DME). As fuel costs increase, companies are anticipated to continue with the efforts to boost efficiency. Volvo mulls over the adding of the liquefied-natural-gas option to match its compressed-natural-gas (CNG) offerings.

It asserts that the new engine will boost efficiency with less carbon emissions. In addition, Volvo claims that the new engine will not be sacrificing any torque or power with its new efficiency. The automaker has carried out road tests with trucks powered by DME.

Moreover, Volvo stated that it anticipates the fuel as a possible alternative in North America provided that large sources of natural gas are available.

Volvo Trucks North American Sales and Marketing President Ron Huibers related that they have showed their ability to run automobiles on seven various fuels in 2007. He further stated that they will continue to improve their work with a range of alternative fuels and drivelines.

Moreover, he said that their "comprehensive ... strategy—including CNG, LNG and potentially DME—means we'll have a complete range of natural-gas solutions as the infrastructure develops."

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