Volvo Trucks Partners with Linde Canada for Exclusive Trial of FH LNG Trucks!

Volvo Trucks Partners with Linde Canada for Exclusive Trial of FH LNG Trucks!

Volvo Trucks North America is partnering with Linde Canada Inc., a leading industrial gas and engineering company, for a unique and limited pilot project. This venture involves importing five Volvo FH LNG (liquefied natural gas) powered trucks into Canada. Volvo Trucks introduced the FH LNG product line in 2017, commencing serial production in 2018 for the European markets.

Volvo Trucks Partners with Linde Canada

The Volvo FH gas-powered trucks, renowned for their reliability and customer satisfaction, are tailored for long-haul transportation, capable of handling up to 60 tonnes GCW (132,277 lbs.) and up to 500 hp, with a range of up to 1,000 km (621 miles). These vehicles incorporate Westport’s advanced high-pressure direct gas-injection system, delivering comparable drivability, performance, and torque to diesel engines, while considerably reducing CO2 emissions.

Linde Canada is devoted to managing its carbon footprint and has established energy efficiency and greenhouse gas reduction targets. By integrating Volvo FH LNG-powered trucks into its operations, Linde Canada aims to leverage the performance benefits, CO2 emission reductions, and other operational advantages of LNG-powered tractors for its long-haul activities.

During Linde Canada’s planned evaluation, a routine analysis of vehicle and driver fuel economy will be conducted. The company will leverage its advanced logistics and scheduling system to optimize routing and minimize mileage. Five Volvo FH models, operating on LNG and offering power ratings of 420, 460, or 500 hp with up to 2,500 N·m of torque, are anticipated to be on Canadian roads later this year.

Linde Canada is establishing its own LNG supply and infrastructure to ensure a seamless integration of the Volvo FH trucks into its fleet.

Using LNG as a fuel offers multiple advantages, including higher energy density compared to compressed natural gas (CNG), providing a similar range to diesel. Furthermore, the utilization of LNG leads to a 20% reduction in tank-to-wheel CO2 emissions compared to diesel. Additionally, LNG engines provide a quieter and smoother operational experience for drivers compared to their diesel counterparts.

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