Solaris Sells 40 Urbino CNG Buses to Sweden’s Vy Buss

| Poland: Owińska | Source: Solaris SA

Solaris Urbino 18 CNGSolaris has signed a contract for the supply low emission buses to bus operator Vy Buss AB. This Swedish carrier has decided to buy 40 Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)-fuelled vehicles: 24 Solaris Urbino 12 CNG and 16 articulated Solaris Urbino 18 CNG. These buses will take up operations in Gävle, the capital of Gävleborg County. Read more »

Egypt Plans Major Drive for Vehicle Conversions to CNG

| Egypt: Cairo | Source: Ministry of Petroleum

Egypt_Gastec image 2019Egypt’s Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Tarek Al-Mulla, on August 21st witnessed the signing of a cooperation agreement between the oil sector and the National Service Projects Agency to add the activities of supplying and transferring cars to bi-fuel operation (gasoline/natural gas) in the stations of the National Company for Petroleum Products and Distribution belonging to the Authority. Read more »

ACT Research Notes Upsurge in Class 8 Natural Gas Truck Sales

| USA: Columbus IN | Source: ACT Research
Momentum 120DGE Tailgate

Momentum 120DGE Tailgate refuse vehicle

US and Canadian Class 8 Natural Gas truck retail sales for the first five months of 2019 gained 43% year-to-date, according to a recent quarterly report (AFQ: Alternative Fuels Quarterly) released by North American commercial vehicle market analyser ACT Research. Year-to-date sales at this point in 2018 were down 18%, following a 13% full-year increase in 2017. Read more »

Ballard Power Systems Buys B.C.’s First Fleet of FCEVs

| Canada: Burnaby BC | Source: Ballard Power Systems

Ballard Purchases Toyota MiraisBallard Power Systems, a global fuel cell pioneer celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2019, has arranged for several Ballard employees to purchase B.C.’s first fleet of fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) from Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI). Ballard employees are expected to purchase the Toyota Mirai zero-emission FCEVs powered by hydrogen in 2019, with initial vehicle deliveries set for immediate handover. Read more »

Datrans Chooses Volvo FH LNG Tractors for 24-hour Transportation

| The Netherlands: Wanssum | Source: Volvo Trucks

FH LNG tractors for transport company datransDatrans Netherlands from Wanssum, a village in the Dutch province of Limburg, has added two Volvo FH 420 LNG 4×2 tractors to its fleet. The transport company wants to make a contribution to cleaner transport. The decisive factor in choosing to invest in Volvo LNG trucks now is the fact that no Maut (truck toll) has to be paid in Germany. Read more »

Bielsko-Biała Commissions 26 Solaris CNG Buses

| Poland: Owińska | Source: Solaris SA

Solaris_12_CNG_25The city of Bielsko-Biała in southern Poland will soon be home to 26 new Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) powered Solaris Urbino 12 buses following an order placed by fleet operator PKS Bielsko-Biała SA. It is the second-biggest order for CNG-fuelled vehicles secured by Solaris Bus & Coach S.A. in Poland. Read more »

First West Invests in 77 Biomethane Buses for Bristol

| United Kingdom: Bristol | Source: FirstGroup plc

Scania Metrobus for Bristol (BCT) M1 busA major investment to improve Bristol’s air quality by First West of England will see 77 new, state-of-the-art, biomethane buses hitting the city’s streets in the coming months. Operating on routes across the city, these Scania buses offer a more than 80% reduction in greenhouse gases and a 95% reduction in Nitrogen Oxides helping to improve air quality. Read more »

HAM Pioneers LNG Refuelling in Switzerland for Lidl

| Switzerland and Spain | Source: HAM
HAM Mobile LNG Refueller in Switzerland for Lidl

A Krummen Kerzers Volvo tractor refuels with LNG.

HAM Group, through its subsidiaries HAM Criogénica and Vakuum, has been responsible for designing, building and start-up of two mobile Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) units in Switzerland. The company is the first to provide such a solutions in this country, where until now there has been no LNG service station infrastructure despite the maturity of the market and its use in neighbouring European countries. Read more »

Estonia’s Largest CNG Filling Station Opens in Tartu

| Estonia: Tartu | Source: AS Alexela

AlexelaGaasitankla_KiurKaasik-9 CNG station in TartuEstonia’s largest CNG (compressed natural gas) filling station with 48 refuelling units will be opened this week in the eastern city of Tartu, to serve the city’s new public transportation fleet of CNG-powered buses. The station is operated by Estonian energy company AS Alexela and will refuel buses of the Go Bus transport company. Read more »

Central Florida’s LYNX Contracts up to 75 CNG Buses from New Flyer

| USA: St. Cloud MN | Source: New Flyer

Florida LYNXCentral Florida Regional Transportation Authority (LYNX) has issued a new contract for up to 75 compressed natural gas (CNG) Xcelsior® sixty-foot, heavy-duty transit buses from New Flyer of America, Inc. (New Flyer), with a firm order for 25 buses and options to purchase up to an additional 50 buses. Read more »