With available engine ratings of 350 hp with 1,450 lb-ft torque and up to 400 hp with 1,450 lb-ft torque, the ISX12N engine is approved for GCW ratings of up to 80,000 pounds. According to Volvo, that makes the engine well suited for heavy-duty regional-haul truck and tractor applications, port drayage, vocational, refuse, and conventional straight truck applications.
“The ISX12N represents best-in-class gas engine technology for local pickup and delivery and regional haul operations,” said John Moore, Volvo Trucks North America’s product marketing manager – powertrain.
“The low carbon footprint, expanded delivery and distribution, abundant supply, and stable pricing of natural gas offer substantial benefits to fleet operators looking to utilize the fuel as a clean, quiet and cost-effective alternative to diesel without the need for a DPF or SCR system,” he added.
The natural gas engine can be fueled by compressed natural gas, liquefied natural gas, or renewable natural gas. The ISX12N is OBD (On-Board Diagnostic) compliant and U.S. EPA and CARB certified.