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.
These MethaneDiesel trucks are being introduced market by market all over the world. Methane will be the dominant laternative fuel to diesel.