M-B Citaro NGT Fitted with New Natural Gas Engine

| Germany, Stuttgart

Mercedes-Benz Citaro CNG NGT Engine M 936 G - May2015Mercedes-Benz Bus and Coach has deployed the new M 936 G natural-gas engine in the Mercedes-Benz Citaro NGT rigid bus and the Citaro G NGT articulated bus (NGT = Natural Gas Technology). The especially compact and lightweight engine is said to deliver the same performance as a diesel engine while setting standards with respect to noise and exhaust emissions. The start of series production is planned for the autumn of 2015. Read more »

IMPCO Expands Bi-Fuel CNG programs with GM

| USA, Sterling Heights MI

GM 2500HD Silverado MY2016North American natural gas fuel systems manufacturer IMPCO Automotive, a division of IMPCO Technologies, Inc. and a subsidiary of Fuel Systems Solutions, Inc., was awarded General Motors’ bi-fuel Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Cab Chassis 3 years program for MY2016, 17 and 18. The new Cab Chassis program expands IMPCO Automotive’s existing OEM working class vehicle programs for GM, which include Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD and GMC Sierra 2500HD pickups with multiple Cab and bed configurations, and dedicated CNG full-size Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana vans. Read more »

NGV Industry Eyes Turn To Paris

| International

WGCPARIS2015 logoNatural Gas for Transportation – Exciting FREE Seminar Program 3-5 June

Online Trade Visitor Registration closes 29 May

Starting June 3 in Paris, the International Gas Union (IGU), together with NGV Global and NGVA Europe will commence World Gas Conference 2015, bringing together expertise and technology from around the globe and demonstrating the growth of natural gas toward becoming a mainstream fuel for transportation. A ‘Natural Gas for Transportation’ (NGV) Village will be featured for the first time on the exhibition floor, where major vehicle manufacturers Renault Trucks and Mercedes-Benz, CNH/Iveco, Fiat and others will showcase their latest natural gas powered vehicles, all complemented by a free-to-attend NGV Seminar Program. Read more »

Registrations Open for NGVAmerica’s 2015 Conference and Expo

| USA, Washington, D.C. | Source: NGVAmerica

NGVAmerica 2015 Show logoNGVAmerica has opened registration and exhibition sales for the 2015 North American NGV Conference & Expo to be held September 15–17 in Denver, Colorado, Now in its third year, the event is anticipated to be the largest natural gas vehicle (NGV)-focused event of the year in North America, attracting more than 100 exhibitors, 1,000 attendees and 70 speakers and panelists. Read more »

SEAT and Plattner Set Record: 2633 km on EUR 86 Natural Gas

| Germany, Weiterstadt

SEAT Leon TGI CNG driven by PlattnerAustrian long-haul specialist Gerhard Plattner, a popular champion of economical driving, is also a champion for natural gas vehicles (NGVs). European vehicle manufacturer SEAT raised the question of how far can someone travel in a SEAT Leon TGI equipped with a 1.4 litre TGI engine and EUR 100 (USD 111). Plattner was up for the challenge.  Read more »

Greater Cleveland RTA Adds 90 CNG Buses

| USA, Cleveland OH

USA_Cleveland_RTAThe Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) unveiled its new compressed natural gas (CNG) buses at a ceremony at the Great Lakes Science Center on March 19. RTA is adding 90 new CNG buses to its big-bus fleet this summer, with 25 more in 2016. They will replace clean diesel buses that have reached the extent of their useful life. Read more »

ITT Plans NGV Component Test Facility

| USA, White Plains NY

ITT Conoflow fuel regulatorITT Corporation is expanding its manufacturing operations in Westminster, S.C., by investing approximately $1 million to build a new test facility. The addition provides a new specialized testing facility for natural gas vehicle (NGV) components, which are part of the company’s Conoflow brand of products. These NGV components consist of compressed natural gas (CNG) pressure regulators and liquiefied natural gas (LNG) regulators for heavy vehicles. Read more »

Arkansas Fleets Lease Ryder Natural Gas Vehicles

| USA, Miami FL

Ryder_CNGRyder System, Inc., North American logistics and commercial fleet manager, has expanded its natural gas vehicle (NGV) offering into Arkansas for the first time with two customers; Alpha Packaging, Inc. and Boyd Metals Transportation LLC. The CNG vehicles for both Alpha Packaging and Boyd Metals Transportation will be maintained by Ryder at its Fort Smith, Ark. service facility, which is being engineered to meet the unique compliance requirements for natural gas. Read more »

Shell Introduces Engine Lubricants for China’s HD NGVs

| The Netherlands, The Hague

Shell Rimula NG R5NG Truck May2015Shell Lubricants has launched two new products in China for trucks and buses running on natural gas – Shell Rimula R5 NG and Shell Rimula R3 NG. These products represent the latest in lubricant technology designed to meet the very specific operating conditions in natural gas engines. China is the world’s fastest growing market for vehicles running on liquefied natural gas (LNG) or compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel. Read more »

Europe’s 1st Euro 6 CNG Coach Trialled in France

| France

Scania Omnibus 3.20 CNG-biomethaneEurope’s first Euro 6 coach for gas operations, Scania OmniExpress 3.20, is presently being tested in the French county of Vendée, along the Atlantic seaboard. Initially the bus will be used on a 30-kilometre school route and subsequently be put in operation on a regular 200-kilometre line. The bus seats 55 passengers and has space for one wheelchair. It carries eight 150-litre gas tanks, which is sufficient for a 500 kilometre journey. Read more »