The new Kenworth T800 Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) truck brochure now is available from the truck maker’s dealers in the United States and Canada. A typical Class 8 LNG truck may reduce nitrogen oxide (NOx) and greenhouse gas emissions by up to 33 percent and 20 percent, respectively, compared to a diesel-fueled truck. The cleaner-burning LNG fuel typically costs about $1 per gallon less than the diesel equivalent fuel.
Kenworth, which now is taking orders for T800 LNG trucks, offers an LNG fuel system based on the Cummins ISX platform as a factory-installed option. The company says the T800’s LNG-fueled engine provides up to 450 hp and 1,650 lb-ft of torque and offers outstanding performance and efficiency, while the truck offers manual transmission options, a large dash-mounted display to monitor the LNG level, and certification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and California Air Resources Board.