Alternative Fuel Overview

Volvo Trucks has expanded its commitment to environmental care and energy security through the installation of the Cummins ISL G & ISX12 G natural gas-powered engines, and Volvo's recently announced proprietary D13-LNG (Liquid Natural Gas) and D13-DME (Dimethyl Ether) Engines.

VNM 200 Natural Gas

VNM 200 Natural Gas

A value-spec entry into compressed or liquefied natural gas, the Volvo VNM 200 is a lightweight regional haul truck for fleets focused on reducing their CO2 output. The Volvo VNM 200 is powered by a Cummins ISL G engine rated up to 66,000 lbs. GCW.

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VNL 300 Natural Gas

VNL 300 Natural Gas

Delivering outstanding maneuverability, visibility and driver comfort, the natural gas-powered Volvo VNL 300 is ideal for environmentally focused regional fleets seeking a compressed or liquefied natural gas solution. The Volvo VNL 300 is equipped with Cummins’ ISX 12 G engine rated up to 80,000 lbs. GCW.

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Future Vehicle:  VNL 300 DME

Future Vehicle: VNL 300 DME

Volvo Trucks believes dimethyl ether, or DME, holds promise as a heavy-truck fuel. The fuel mirrors the exceptional performance qualities and energy efficiency of diesel, and burns clean without producing any soot.

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