Ride along in a DME powered Volvo VNL day cab

Take a quick drive with CCJ Equipment Editor Jack Roberts as he pilots a Volvo VNL day cab powered with dimethyl ether (DME).

Roberts’ 425 horsepower unit was fitted with an I-Shift transmission and charged with pulling more than 30,000 pounds of construction equipment around a decommissioned Air Force base in Sacramento, Calif.

Last Thursday, Volvo became the first manufacturer to announce plans to commercialize DME-powered heavy-duty commercial vehicles in North America.

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Jason Cannon serves as the Online Managing Editor for Truck Parts and Service and its sister site, Successful Dealer. Reach him at jasoncannon@randallreilly.com.