Westport Fuel Systems Inc. announced that Volvo Car will launch the BiFuel version of its new V90 station wagon. This vehicle is based on the same engine technology as the Volvo V60 sports wagon which recently won second place in the Best Environmental Car in Sweden - company car category.
The engine can run on either compressed natural gas (CNG)/biomethane or gasoline. It is expected to offer emissions of 120g CO2 when run on CNG and 40g CO2 when 100% Biogas is used. The engine delivers 254 hp and 350 N·m (258 lb-ft) OF torque and it mated with an eight-speed automatic gearbox.
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.—Fredrik Isakson, Manager Fleet Sales and Business Development at Volvo Car Sverige
Sales of the V90 BiFuel, which will supersede the Volvo V70, will start in Sweden in June 2016. Vehicle deliveries are expected to start in December, 2016.