• 27-MAR-2013

  • SOURCE: Volvo Trucks

Volvo and Shell in Global Gas Agreement

Volvo FM MethaneDiesel
Volvo Trucks and Shell have agreed to cooperate globally on the introduction of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) as a fuel for commercial heavy duty trucks. Based on Volvo's new MethaneDiesel concept whereby LNG can be used in diesel engines, and Shell's LNG expertise and infrastructure investments, the two companies will coordinate their activities and actively support the wider use of LNG in the transport sector.

"Shell is a key player in this market and we are one of the leading truck manufacturers, with an energy-efficient gas truck already available on the market. Together we believe that we can enhance and speed up the introduction of LNG to the transport business, both through own activities and by inspiring others", says Lennart Pilskog, Director of Public Affairs at Volvo Trucks.

The collaboration agreement is underway and work has begun with the first stage focused on selected markets in central Europe and in the United States. The agreement is non-exclusive both ways. On-going or future cooperation and dialogues with other partners will not be affected by this agreement.

Available material includes driving footage of the Volvo FM MethaneDiesel as well as still images.