Volvo Trucks says it is expanding its commitment to environmental care and energy security through the introduction of a natural gas-powered Volvo VNM daycab. The natural gas option is ideal for port drayage, pickup and delivery applications, 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 – 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 9-liter, 320 hp, 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.
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. Talon also received Volvo’s first delivery of EPA 2010-certified trucks in November 2009.