Volvo Car and Westport AB, a Westport Fuel Systems Inc. company, will expand the bi-fuel version of the new V90 station wagon in Belgium and Luxembourg. Unveiled at the 95th European Motor Show in Brussels on January 14, the Volvo V90 Bi-Fuel is now available for order at participating Volvo dealers and deliveries are scheduled for May 2017. This model is produced at the Volvo Car factory in Gothenburg, Sweden. Final installations are done at Westport facility located at Volvo assembly plant in Gothenburg.
Based on Volvo Car’s four-cylinder T5 petrol engine— delivering 254 hp and 350 Nm of torque—and equipped with an 8-speed automatic transmission, the V90 Bi-Fuel configuration provides premium performance and environmental benefits while running on CNG/biomethane.
“Belgium currently has 5,400 natural gas vehicles on the road and a developed infrastructure network that includes 73 CNG stations,” said Didier Hendrickx of Natural Gas Vehicle Association (NGVA) Belgium. “Through tax incentives from the authorities and gas network operators, the Belgium market has the opportunity to grow its natural gas vehicle population to 10,000 vehicles and 100 stations by the end of 2017.”
“The combination of Volvo Car’s exemplary automotive engineering and Westport’s advanced natural gas technology provide European customers a premier fuel choice and vehicle experience,” said Westport Fuel Systems Chief Operating Officer, Automotive & Industrial Group, Andrea Alghisi. “Growth opportunities such as Belgium and Luxembourg make ideal initial markets for Westport Fuel Systems’ planned expansion in the European market.”
Source: Westport Fuel Systems