Mack Trucks Joins Volvo in Rolling Out DME-Powered Trucks


Fleets & Fuels - July 16, 2013

Mack Trucks is tak­ing the lead from its cor­po­rate par­ent Volvo Trucks and will begin pro­duc­tion of dimethyl ether-powered Pin­na­cle Axle Back mod­els in 2015. Volvo intro­duced the DME option last month in Sacra­mento with Oberon Fuels and empha­sized its ben­e­fits – there’s no soot, so no diesel par­tic­u­late fil­ter is needed, and it can pro­vide up to a 95% car­bon reduc­tion com­pared to diesel.