“Demand for natural gas vehicles in Sweden is expected to increase in response to the pending extension of the Government of Sweden alternative fuel tax incentive program,” said Ian Scott, Executive Vice President, Westport. “For the moment, sales will start in a few months in Sweden but Westport and Volvo Car Group are analyzing its introduction into another markets.
Since 2009, Westport has been the sole supplier of natural gas fuel systems to Volvo Car Group and it has developed and installed natural gas systems for the Volvo V70 estate car at a facility located inside Volvo’s main production center in Gothenburg, Sweden. Besides, the new V60 expands Volvo Car Group’s Bi-Fuel product line.
What is more, according to Natural Gas Vehicles, a Global Strategic Business Report, it is projected that the number of NGVs in Sweden will be tripled between 2010 and 2018. The figures are estimated to go from 31,179 to 92,657.