Volvo claims its liquefied natural gas (LNG) FH and FM trucks are up to 25% more fuel efficient than conventional spark plug engines. The new trucks are fuelled by more than 90% LNG plus a small amount of diesel as an ignition fuel, which the manufacturer refers to as a ‘liquid spark plug’. At an event revealing Volvo Trucks’ vision for the future, the manufacturer said: “You get the same efficiency, performance and robustness as a diesel engine, and that’s […]
Total commercial vehicle registrations fell during 2012, according to the latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), with Volvo faring the worst across the twelve month period. Registrations from January to December were down 5.9% across truck and vans, with the decline directly attributable to lower light commercial vehicle sales. Registrations of commercial vehicles above 3.5 tonnes were up 6.4% on 2011 figures, while vans (registrations below 3.5 tonnes) were down 7.9%. Truck registrations were particularly […]
Iveco and BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions have joined forces to offer preferential financing to transport operators purchasing Iveco’s environmentally-friendly commercial vehicles.