Fuels of the future
In 2007 Volvo presented trucks that can be driven on biodiesel, biogas, biogas + biodiesel, DME, ethanol/methanol, synthetic diesel, hydrogen gas + biogas. This was done in order to show that we can build these trucks and also that there is a need for a coordinated effort to switch to alternative fuels.
Volvo Trucks is also the first truck manufacturer to carry out comprehensive customer-based field tests involving Bio-DME fuel. And also first manufacturer to present a diesel engine that runs on methane gas with some diesel for the ignition.