Powerful. Productive. Clean. A Volvo FE with a gas-driven engine – perfect for waste transportation and city distribution.
It looks like a regular Volvo FE from the outside. But under the cab of the new Volvo FE CNG hides a Euro 6 engine – powered exclusively by compressed natural gas or compressed biogas. It uses spark plug technology and puts out 320 hp and 1356 Nm of torque.
The truck is equipped with automatic transmission. So, you can expect the same productivity and driving characteristics as you get from the regular Volvo FE. But one that's developed to be perfect for short-distance trips with frequent stops and starts – like waste transportation and urban distribution.
Many cities around the world are looking for alternatives to diesel trucks. Renewable fuel is often a requirement for winning contracts - particularly when it comes to waste management. With the Volvo FE CNG, we can now offer companies operating in urban environments a truck with a significantly lower environmental impact.
Combine the low emissions engine with an easy access low-entry cab that improves city safety and makes the job easier for your drivers.
The combustion of methane gas is completely odourless. Plus, it emits very low levels of harmful particles. When methane is extracted from biogas – i.e., from organic material – the carbon dioxide emissions are reduced by up to 100%*, compared to a diesel truck.
In fact so low on PM, so it only requiers a three way catalyst. No particulate filter is needed. And no AdBlue either.
* This covers the emissions from the vehicle during usage, so called tank to wheel.
The engine utilises spark ignition technology, and only requires either a vertical or horizontal three-way catalyst for emissions control. An efficient and reliable solution.
The Volvo FE CNG is available with 2×4 or 2×3 gas tanks. Tanks for compressed gas are mounted on both sides of the chassis. Operating range can in optimum driving operations be as good as 400 kilometres for light distribution, and up to 250 kilometres for severe refuse collection.
In addition to the new gas-powered engine, the Volvo FE CNG is equipped with automatic transmission. As a result, it gives the same levels of productivity and performance as the regular Volvo FE.
Methane gas is the fuel that, in the long term, will provide a sustainable alternative to diesel. Now, it's up to different actors in society to create the rules and the right conditions for positive development.