Volvo Trucks and Shell have agreed to work together to introduce Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) as a fuel for trucks.
Based on Volvo’s new MethaneDiesel concept – whereby LNG can be used in diesel engines – and Shell’s LNG expertise and infrastructure investments, the two companies will co-ordinate their activities and actively support the wider use of LNG in the transport sector.
“Shell is a key player in this market and we are one of the leading truck manufacturers, with an energy-efficient gas truck already available on the market. Together we believe that we can enhance and speed up the introduction of LNG to the transport business, both through own activities and by inspiring others,” says Lennart Pilskog, Director of Public Affairs at Volvo Trucks.
The collaboration agreement is underway and work has begun with the first stage focused on selected markets in central Europe and in the United States.
The Volvo FM MethaneDiesel is equipped with the new methane-diesel technology and uses liquefied gas as its main fuel. The truck is already available in Sweden, Norway, Belgium, Spain, the Netherlands and the UK and at present the market roll-out is expanding into Italy and France.