CO2-neutral vehicles

Kolman, David A.
April 2008
Bulk Transporter;Apr2008, Vol. 70 Issue 10, p34
The article features the Volvo Group's functional heavy-duty alternative-powered trucks which were presented at the Washington International Renewable Energy Conference in Washington D.C. These trucks were all carbon-dioxide-neutral powered by fuel produced from renewable materials. With the aid of sophisticated engine technology and minor modifications, Volvo has adapted the diesel engine to run on a wide range of renewable fuels.


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