May 1, 2014
Volvo Trucks and Peterbilt Motors Company have released their lineups for the upcoming Alternative Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo, set for next week (May 5-7) in Long Beach, Calif.
Volvo Trucks will showcase a compressed natural gas (CNG)-powered Volvo VNL daycab and a prototype dimethyl ether (DME)-powered VNL daycab. The CNG and DME-powered vehicles are a sampling of Volvo Trucks’ “Blue Power” natural gas strategy for North America.
“The trucks we’re showcasing highlight our comprehensive alternative fuels strategy for North America,” says Frank Bio, Volvo Trucks director of sales development, specialty vehicles & alternative fuels. “Interest in natural gas-powered trucks continues to grow, and we’re working to address demand from all segments of the market. We’re also enthused about the potential of DME, which has proven to be an excellent fuel for heavy-duty trucks.”
Volvo Trucks will be located at booth #1633.
Peterbilt will showcase the newest additions its lineup of natural gas powered commercial vehicles – the aerodynamic, on-highway Model 579 and the all-purpose vocational Model 567 –
“Peterbilt leads the heavy duty commercial vehicle industry with the broadest range of natural gas engine and fuel system offerings,” said Robert Woodall, Peterbilt’s Director of Sales and Marketing. “Adding our two new landmark vehicles – the Model 579 and Model 567 – to this portfolio will provide our natural gas customers with the industry’s most innovative, advanced vehicles with new state-of-the-art CNG systems.”
Peterbilt’s trucks will be located at booth #357.