LNG has ‘much bigger’ trucking potential than CNG


Liquefied natural gas (LNG) has much bigger potential than Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) for regional and long-haul trucking, according to Lars Mårtensson, Director of Environment & Innovation at Volvo Trucks.

Speaking at the gasworld LNG: What Future? webinar, he said Volvo Trucks, whose sales portfolio spans 140 countries, has set a target of having 30% of its Sweden sales gas-powered by 2025.

“Demand is growing and it’s quite clear to us that gas-powered trucks have major potential to grow going forward,” he said. “With LNG, we have the potential to reduce the climate impact compared with diesel, and this is a strong requirement from many of the major transport buyers in the world, and this helps grow interest in LNG. We see much bigger LNG potential with freight transport than with CNG.”

LNG generates 30% less CO2 than diesel fuel and 45% less than coal.

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