Volvo Trucks made its DME announcement in front of California's state capital building in Sacramento. Two DME-powered VNL's will begin a field test with the Safeway fleet later this month in the Imperial Valley.
The prototype's Volvo D13 engine modified to run on DME.
One of two vehicle DME tanks that will hold enough fuel for a 600-mi. range. The fuel fill connection for both is shown on the right.
A simple modified propane dispenser will be used to fuel the DME trucks.
A twist-on connector provides fueling connection under pressures similar to propane dispensing.
As part of Volvo Truck's announcement that it would begin production of DME-powered VLN trucks in 2015, the company brought out some prototypes for a ride and drive.
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