Volvo Car Sweden will launch a bi-fuel version of its V90 station wagon that will replace the Volvo V70, the luxury automaker announced.
The vehicle is based on the same engine technology as the Volvo V60 sports wagon, and is expected to run on either CNG/biomethane or gasoline, according to Westport Fuel Systems Inc.
“The Volvo V90 BiFuel will be an important model for us. It will primarily benefit our taxi fleet customers, and it will also be good for companies with an explicit environmental policy,” said Fredrik Isakson, manager of fleet sales and business development at Volvo Car Sweden.
The vehicle is expected to offer low emissions of 120 grams of carbon dioxide when running on CNG and 40 grams of carbon dioxide when 100% biogas is used. The car will feature a 254-hp engine and an 8-speed automatic gearbox.
“Westport and Volvo Car are working together to provide customers with leading natural gas technology, great performance and ultimately a low-emissions profile. By collaborating with OEMs, like Volvo Car, we are able to develop vital technology solutions to reduce emissions and continue to meet demand for premium natural gas vehicles,” said Nancy Gougarty, president and COO of Westport.
Sales of the bi-fuel V90 will start in Sweden in June. Vehicle deliveries are expected to start in December.