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  • wskip99 wskip99 Oct 13, 2013 10:58 PM Flag

    Volvo Trucks Details Comprehensive “Blue Power” Natural Gas Strategy for North America

    An older news release from Volvo showing how out of touch A Potter at Piper Jaffrey really is:
    5/18/2012

    Volvo Trucks Details Comprehensive “Blue Power” Natural Gas Strategy for North America

    by Brandon Borgna

    Volvo Trucks today announced plans to launch its own 13-liter liquefied natural gas (LNG) engine for North America in 2014.
    The engine’s advanced high pressure diesel ignition technology will provide significant fuel efficiency gains compared with
    current natural gas products. Combined with the company’s previously announced offering of compressed natural gas

    “Despite the near-term infrastructure questions regarding widespread adoption of natural gas as a heavy-duty truck fuel,
    it’s clear this segment will grow over the next several years,” said Ron Huibers, president of Volvo Trucks North American
    Sales & Marketing. “We’re already delivering factory-built CNG-powered trucks, and as the long-haul fueling infrastructure
    develops, the advanced technology in our new LNG engine will provide increased range and improved fuel efficiency in a
    seamlessly integrated Volvo powertrain.”
    Blue Power: LNG for the Demanding Long Haul
    Through advanced high pressure diesel ignition technology – using trace amounts of diesel to ignite the natural gas – Volvo’s
    LNG engine will deliver a 30 percent fuel efficiency improvement compared with spark-ignition (SI) engines, making it a
    viable alternative for demanding long-haul applications. The Volvo 13-liter LNG engine will also reduce greenhouse gas
    emissions by about 20 percent compared with current diesel products.

    I think that 30% better fuel efficiency, more power & torque & faster fill times should make up for the difference in the cost of LNG vs CNG don't you?

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    • UPDATE

      ccjdigital dot you know whatcom/volvo-introduced-13-liter-natural-gas-engine/ basically says:
      Volvo introduced this week (march 13 ‘13a) at the Mid-America Trucking Show its D13 liquefied natural gas engine in Louisville, Ky. The D13-LNG is the company’s first integrated natural gas engine for the North American market.

      It will be a compression-ignited engine and is part of Volvo’s Blue Power natural gas initiative program.

      For more on the engine, see CCJ sister site Successful Dealer‘s coverage

    • I don't think they are out of touch I think they are crooked..

      Sentiment: Buy

    • "I think that 30% better fuel efficiency, more power & torque & faster fill times should make up for the difference in the cost of LNG vs CNG don't you?"...........
      Well, yes. And if Volvo can deliver their standard Oh-My-God torque at 900 RPM (really!) like their diesel and get the price down to just below heart attack level we just might have a winner.
      I sure hope so.
      Cummins is smelling blood, I think. They are going for the kill in areas other than LNG/CNG and making a lot of noise about it, too. Volvo will keep them honest. And Detroit Diesel? Mighty quiet over there.

      Sentiment: Hold

 
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