Volvo's gas-powered truck range available from spring 2018

Volvo Trucks’ gas-powered artic and rigid trucks will be available from spring 2018, it has revealed.

The FH and FM LNG trucks, designed for long-haul operations, will be available with 420hp or 460hp engines.

Volvo claimed the models offered the same fuel consumption and performance as its diesel trucks but with 20% to 100% lower emissions (CM 28 September). The manufacturer has begun working with gas suppliers to develop the LNG infrastructure across Europe.

Volvo Trucks - Introducing our new gas-powered trucks that can reduce CO2 emissions by 20-100%

Lars Mårtensson, director of environment and innovation at Volvo Trucks, said: “Natural gas offers clear climate upsides, it is competitively priced in many countries and there are sufficient reserves to justify large-scale use.

Our focus on LNG vehicles is creating new prerequisites for our customers to run fuel- and cost-efficient operations. At the same time, we’re making it possible for HGV operations to considerably reduce their climate impact.”