Volvo Trucks adding factory-installed natural gas option for VNM daycab
Aug 1, 2011 12:00 PM
Volvo Trucks announces a natural gas-powered Volvo VNM daycab targeted at local and regional vocational applications. The natural gas option is ideal for port drayage, pickup and delivery, grocery and beverage haulers, or any private fleet concerned about CO2 emissions.
“Localized or closed-loop operations present a great opportunity for companies to utilize our nation's abundant domestic supply of natural gas,” said Ron Huibers, senior vice-president for sales and marketing. “Volvo is already delivering the cleanest trucks in the world in terms of regulated emissions, and now we're offering an alternative fuel option to move our nation's goods while emitting less CO2.”
Powering the VNM daycab is a nine-liter, 320-horsepower, 1,000 lb-ft torque Cummins Westport ISL G engine that uses cost-effective, clean-burning compressed or liquefied natural gas. The heavy-duty engine features maintenance free aftertreatment, requiring only a three-way catalyst to meet EPA 2010 emissions standards.
The engine is approved for a 65,000-lb gross vehicle weight. In some applications, customers can receive a severe-duty authorization for gross vehicle weights up to 80,000 pounds.
Volvo recently delivered its first 10 natural gas-powered VNM daycabs to Talon Logistics Inc, the transportation division of Giant Eagle Inc, a multi-format food and fuel retailer with stores in Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, and Maryland.
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