- DME: regarded by the Volvo Group as one of the most efficient renewable fuels, an alternative with extremely low exhaust emissions and very close to CO2 neutral if produced from biomass. DME (dimethyl-ether) has a high overall energy efficiency…and only modest modifications are required to convert a diesel engine to run on DME.
Volvo views tomorrow's fuels and drivelines from what we term the "well-to-wheel" perspective. The aim is to obtain the maximum possible energy efficiency from the energy source itself all the way to the vehicle's wheels. We believe that energy supply will vary with regional conditions and requisites, a and our task is to continue taking an active role in this development process.
Being the world's largest engine manufacturer for heavy duty vehicles, Volvo has excellent preconditions for tailoring our product range to suit the customer's energy availability and the work that the vehicle is required to do. In order to be able to offer the most cost-effective solution, one that is tailored to the customer's particular needs, Volvo is therefore working on several different alternatives for future drivelines and fuels.