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09/20/17
Wolfsburg
Volkswagen Group News

Cleaner and quieter: Volkswagen Group Logistics and Scania support LNG trucks

Cleaner and quieter: Volkswagen Group Logistics and Scania support LNG trucks
  • Liquefied natural gas (LNG) trucks: lower CO2, nitrogen oxide and particulate emissions than with conventional powertrains
  • Volkswagen Group Logistics, Scania, forwarders, gas suppliers, politicians and associations support alternative powertrain at LNG Truck Day in Wolfsburg
  • objectives: environmentally compatible logistics, more than 100 Scania LNG trucks in the north of Germany, support for forwarders, new refueling stations

 

Trucks powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) produce significantly lower CO2 and nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions, cause virtually no particulate emissions and are significantly quieter than conventional trucks. This is why Volkswagen Group Logistics, together with Scania, a brand of the Volkswagen Truck & Bus Group,  and the forwarders of the Volkswagen Group are in favor of the use of LNG as a truck fuel. Federal ministries (Ministries of Transport and Economic Affairs) and associations support this commitment, together with gas suppliers. At yesterday's LNG Truck Day in Wolfsburg, all concerned spoke in favor of a shared objective. They want to make the transport activities of the Volkswagen Group more environmentally compatible. In future, more than 100 Scania LNG trucks are to be used on the roads of north Germany. To achieve this objective, forwarders are to receive support for the purchase of trucks and new LNG refueling stations are to be constructed.

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