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#MATS: Volvo Trucks adds natural gas-powered VNL daycab to lineup

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Volvo Trucks announced at the Mid-America Trucking Show the addition of a natural gas-powered Volvo VNL daycab.


LOUISVILLE, Ky.Volvo Trucks announced at the Mid-America Trucking Show the addition of a natural gas-powered Volvo VNL daycab.

This is a unique point in time in regards to dealing with fuel efficiency, said Ron Huibers, president, Volvo Trucks North American Sales & Marketing

“There is an alignment of interest among industry, manufacturers and government,” Huibers said.

The Volvo VNL daycab offers customers a larger – 123-inch bumper-to-back-of-cab (BBC) and is rated up to 80,000 GCWR – and more robust spec than the natural-gas powered Volvo VNM daycab. Introduced in 2011, the VNM daycab features a 113-inch BBC and is rated up to 66,000 lbs. GCWR.

The natural gas-powered VNL model will be equipped with a 12-liter, 400 horsepower, 1,450 lb-ft. torque Cummins Westport ISX12 G engine that uses cost-effective, clean-burning compressed or liquefied natural gas and requires only a three-way catalyst to meet EPA 2010 emissions standards.

Volvo is currently operating natural gas-powered VNL demonstrator trucks, with production beginning in conjunction with commercial availability of the 12-liter gas engine.


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