Volvo’s natural and biogas trucks have been awarded the title of ‘Sustainable Truck of the Year’ by Italy’s Vado e Torno magazine.
The Volvo Truck’s FH LNG range, introduced in Europe this year, has the same performance and fuel consumption as a comparable diesel truck but with far lower emissions. When fueled by natural gas CO2 emissions are reduced by 20 per cent, and when powered by compressed natural gas mixed with hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) it can reduce emissions by up to 100%. The judging process also included other environmental factors such as recyclability, and also safety and comfort.
“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 signficant progress, the Sustainable Truck of the Year award helps drive the development of the transport sector in a sustainable direction,” said Lars Mårtensson, Director Environment and Innovation at Volvo Trucks.
The panel of judges, comprising of journalists from Vado e Torno magazine and in collaboration with the Italian university Politechnico di Milano, praised the new range, saying, “With the launch of the new LNG range,Volvo is definitely raising the level of natural gas-powered trucks.”