Linde to deploy Volvo LNG trucks in Canada

Units of Volvo Trucks and Linde have joined forces to deploy five Volvo FH LNG-powered trucks in Canada as part of a pilot project.

Volvo Trucks North America said in a statement on Monday it is working with industrial gas and engineering company Linde Canada in an exclusive, one-time pilot, importing five Volvo FH LNG trucks to Canada.

Linde Canada has set ambitious energy efficiency and greenhouse gas reduction targets.

By integrating the Volvo FH LNG-powered trucks into its operations, Linde Canada aims to capture the performance, CO2 emission reductions, and other operational benefits of LNG-powered tractors in its long-haul operations, the statement said.

Part of the planned evaluation at Linde Canada will mirror the fleet’s routine analysis of vehicle and driver fuel economy and take advantage of its logistics and scheduling system that minimizes mileage by providing optimal routing, Volvo Trucks North America said.

The deployment of five Volvo FH models fueled by LNG, featuring options of 420, 460, or 500 hp power ratings with up to 2,500 Nm of torque, will be on the road in Canada later this year.

Moreover, Linde Canada is building its own LNG supply and infrastructure for a seamless integration of the Volvo FH trucks into its fleet, the statement said.

According to the statement, the FH 460 hp Class 8 trucks will operate alongside Linde Canada’s existing Volvo Trucks diesel Class 8 tractors during the trial.

Volvo Trucks first launched the LNG product offering in 2017 with serial production beginning in 2018 for the European markets.

Eerlier this year, it also launched a new, stronger gas-powered truck that can run on bio-LNG.

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