Ride along in a DME powered Volvo VNL day cab

By Jason Cannon on

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.



Jason Cannon

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.

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