11/9/2015

Sweden to Add Bi-Fuel Volvo Taxis

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Sweden's Fagelviksgruppen (FVG) AB has ordered 400 Volvo V70 bi-fuel taxis equipped with 2.0-liter direct-injection 4-cylinder engines capable of running on either gasoline or compressed natural gas.

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Sweden's Fagelviksgruppen (FVG) AB has ordered 400 Volvo V70 bi-fuel taxis equipped with 2.0-liter direct-injection 4-cylinder engines capable of running on either gasoline or compressed natural gas. It has the option to buy 240 more bi-fuel taxis under the agreement.

Vancouver, Canada-based Westport Innovations Inc. supplies the conversion package and engine management system that enables the engine to run on both fuels. In CNG mode, the engine 245-hp engine emits just 41 g/km of carbon dioxide.

Older model bi-fuel Volvo cars currently are used by taxi fleets in Stockholm. The new V70 bi-fuel models will be used in taxi fleets across the country, with deliveries due to begin later this year. FVG currently operates 6,000 conventionally powered taxis in Sweden.