Gas-powered Volvo VNL for SuperValu
The purchased Volvos will operate out of the company’s distribution center in Mechanicsville, VA. The center already operates 105 truck-tractors.
We’re pleased to partner with SuperValu to deliver the latest in natural gas-powered vehicle technology. Grocery distribution provides an excellent opportunity for environmentally conscious companies like SuperValu to utilize the clean-burning domestically abundant fuel.
Göran Nyberg, president of Volvo Trucks North American Sales & Marketing
SuperValu has 20 distribution centers in the U.S., with over 400 vehicles in their fleet. The company’s aim is to use gas supply in about 65% of all their vehicles by 2015.
Volvo Trucks currently offers natural gas-powered versions of its VNL and VNM trucks. They are built in the company’s New River Valley assembly plant in Dublin, VA. It’s the facility that manufactures all Volvo trucks sold in North America. Volvo VNL model features a Cummins-Westport ISX12 G engine with engine displacement of 11.9 l. The other gas-powered model (VNM) features a Cummins Westport ISL G engine with a capacity of 8.9 liters.
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