Volvo Trucks to participate in Challenge Bibendum

Volvo Trucks North America Inc. will display technologies to reduce fuel consumption, improve vehicle safety and productivity, and reduce diesel engine emissions next week at the 2003 Challenge Bibendum. Two Volvo VN heavy duty trucks will be on display – a VN daycab equipped with exhaust aftertreatment to reduce NOx and particulate emissions and the VN780 Tech Truck, which Volvo said has numerous

Volvo Trucks North America Inc. will display technologies to reduce fuel consumption, improve vehicle safety and productivity, and reduce diesel engine emissions next week at the 2003 Challenge Bibendum.

Two Volvo VN heavy duty trucks will be on display – a VN daycab equipped with exhaust aftertreatment to reduce NOx and particulate emissions and the VN780 Tech Truck, which Volvo said has numerous systems to reduce fuel consumption, improve vehicle efficiency and provide long-haul drivers with a more comfortable working environment.

Volvo Trucks said the VN daycab is equipped with a system that uses selective catalytic reduction (SCR) with urea injection, a diesel particulate filter, and ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel. It operates in day-to-day service for a Volvo Trucks customer in a test fleet to investigate potential technologies to meet upcoming federal emissions standards.

The company said the primary goal of the Tech Truck is to showcase technologies to reduce the amount of fuel consumed by idling trucks.

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