Gas-powered “Volvo” trucks join “Vlantana” fleet

This year, “Vlantana,” based in the Klaipėda region, will expand its fleet with 65 new gas-powered “Volvo FH” trucks. The first seven gas-powered trucks arrived at the transport company at the end of June, with the remainder to be delivered by September.

“Vlantana” takes another significant step towards more sustainable and cleaner transportation with a strategic investment in vehicles powered by alternative fuels and their refueling infrastructure. The company has ordered 65 gas-powered “Volvo FH” trucks, which will help reduce CO2 emissions and enhance the efficiency of the first liquefied and compressed gas refueling station in Lithuania, benefiting both its own fleet and other carriers.

“We consider the EU Green Deal objectives in our operations and aim to engage in pollution reduction measures (fit for 55) by diversifying our vehicle fleet now. We believe that our investments in our own liquefied natural gas station and increasing the number of gas-powered trucks in our fleet are essential climate change mitigation measures. We hope this will strengthen our position in the transportation services market, better meet our customers’ expectations, and maintain transport profitability,” said Sabina Chochrina, CEO of Vlantana.

The first seven gas-powered “Volvo FH” 4×2 configuration trucks, equipped with engines adapted for liquefied natural gas and biogas, were delivered at the end of June. The “Volvo G13C” engine delivers the same 460 HP and 2,300 Nm torque as the diesel engine but with significantly lower CO2 emissions. When using liquefied biogas (bio-LNG), emissions are reduced by up to 100%, or by 20% when using natural gas compared to a conventional diesel engine.

“Vehicle manufacturers, together with carriers and transport service clients, must move towards a cleaner future. Gas-powered trucks are one of the best alternatives to diesel. We are pleased to introduce the first gas-powered ‘Volvo’ trucks to ‘Vlantana,’ which will contribute to the carrier’s sustainability and help reduce carbon dioxide emissions in the road transport sector,” said Nicholas Kjaer, Managing Director of “Volvo Trucks Lithuania.”

First LNG station in Lithuania

In June, “Vlantana” became the first company in Lithuania to install a liquefied and compressed natural gas refueling station. The gas dispensers are adapted for vehicles from various manufacturers. The 12-meter high refueling station has an 80,000 liter capacity, with a refueling flow rate of 2.5 to 4.5 thousand kg/h. The company can refuel up to 20 trucks per hour.