Volvo Multi-Fuel concept runs on five different fuels

Volvo Multi-Fuel concept runs on five different fuels

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Can’t decide what kind of fuel you want to run in your next vehicle? With a new concept vehicle from Volvo, you wouldn’t have to decide. The Swedish company has developed a new Multi-Fuel prototype car, and the five cylinder, 2.0L, 200 bhp engine can run on five different fuels. Besides regular gasoline, you can fill the tank with bioethanol E85, which is made up of 85% bioethanol and 15% gas, natural gas, biomethane, and hythane, which is 90% methane and 10% hydrogen. Volvo has designed the car in recognition that there is likely not a single replacement for fossil fuels, and that different solutions are more readily available in different areas.

The car has on large and two smaller tanks totaling 98 liters for the gaseous fuels – hythane, biomethane and natural gas, and a 29 litre tank for the liquid fuels. The fuel tanks are placed under the luggage compartment floor in the station wagon design, so storage space is not compromised. The engine is turbo-charged to offer consistent performance on any of the fuels, and can carry the car from 0-100 km/h in just 8.7 seconds.

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