TSL, a transporter located in Saint-Laurent-des-Arbres (Gard), has decided to acquire two Volvo B100 tractors in order to make a shift towards biofuel. The vehicles will be delivered in October.
Volvo Trucks' strategy is to offer a clean energy panel, while adapting to the specific demands of each client. Patrice Hot, manager of Trans Service Locatrans, states: “ I am very proud of my business strategy. We roll 100% vegetable and 100% French. Even if the interview is a little more restrictive, it is still reasonable. It is an investment that will pay off quickly; we drive 2,500 kilometers with a full tank. My goal is to only use B100 in 2021. "Biodiesel, classified Crit’Air 2, is available throughout the Volvo FL, FE, FM and FH range, in D5 FL 240 hp, D8 FE 320 hp, and D13 400 and 460 hp engines.
Among other alternative energies, the Swedish manufacturer also offers the HVO (hydrogenated vegetable oil) on the entire FL, FE, FM, FH and FH16 range in D5, D8, D13, D16 engines all standard diesel powers and Crit’Air 2 sticker. But also the LNG (liquefied natural gas), available on FM and FH (Crit’Air), or the CNG (compressed natural gas), accessible on the FE with a G9 320 hp engine (Crit’Air). Finally, Volvo Trucks has extended its range of electric vehicles, in particular with the FE and FL in 200 kW and 400 kW engines, with battery packs ranging from 246 to 396 kW / h, obviously in Crit’Air 0 sticker.
Trans Service Locatrans will modify seven other FH 500s already in operation to make them compatible with this 100% vegetable fuel.