Volvo Trucks’ new natural gas and biogas trucks has won first prize in Italy’s Sustainable Truck of the Year 2018 with the new Volvo FH LNG.
The trophy was handed over on November 7th at a ceremony in connection with the Ecomondo exhibition in Rimini, Italy, where the main emphasis was on the trucks’ high energy efficiency and low climate impact.
The Volvo FH LNG has the same performance and low fuel consumption as a diesel-powered Volvo truck, but lower CO2 emissions. If natural gas is used as a fuel, emissions are cut by 20 per cent, but by running on renewable biogas combined with HVO, emissions may drop by up to 100 per cent.
“Our new generation of gas-powered trucks marks a milestone in our sustainability work and in our long-term aim to achieve zero emissions. We are delighted that our efforts are receiving such attention. By putting the spotlight on sustainability issues and by rewarding significant progress, the ‘Sustainable Truck of the Year’ award helps drive the development of the transport sector in a sustainable direction,” says Lars Mårtensson, Director Environment & Innovation at Volvo Trucks.