London Timber Supplier Adds First Gas-powered HD Truck

| United Kingdom: Basildon

IVECO Stralis NP for Lawsons in UK (2)Lawsons, the largest family owned independent timber, building materials and fencing merchant in London and the South East, has taken delivery of its first natural gas-powered heavy truck. They have added a 26-tonne IVECO Stralis NP running on compressed natural gas (CNG) to their 90-strong fleet. Read more »

Mahindra Launches Bi-fuel KUV100 Trip

| India, Mumbai

Mahindra KUV100 Trip CNGIndia’s automotive manufacturer Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., a company of Mahindra Group, has reportedly launched a new Compressed Natural Gas powered compact SUV. The KUV100 Trip bi-fuel version (CNG and petrol) has a starting price of Rs 5.16 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi), about USD 7,925. The diesel version is 5% more expensive. Read more »

PHEV CNG California Energy Commission Vehicle Program Completed

| USA: Milpitas CA

EDI PHEVCNG Armored TrucksEfficient Drivetrains, Inc. (EDI), a global leader in advanced high-efficiency zero emissions hybrid and electric vehicle drivetrain solutions’ has built a fleet of six Plug-in-Hybrid Electric International-brand armored vehicles for end user fleet Sectran Security. Renewable natural gas (RNG) is employed for range extension. Read more »

New Volvo FM LNG Now On Sale – High Performance, Low Emissions

| Sweden: Gothenburg
Volvo FM LNG 2018

Volvo FM LNG

Swedish vehicle manufacturer AB Volvo, through its Volvo Trucks division, introduced the Volvo FM LNG prototype to the market in October 2017, advising “sales to start in the Spring”. True to its word, the Liquefied Natural Gas powered truck, suitable for long distance freight haulage, is now on sale. Read more »

Volvo Trucks Extends Alt-Fuel Urban Range with FE CNG

| Sweden: Gothenburg
Volvo FE CNG 2018 (1)

Volvo FE CNG

Volvo Trucks has extended its low-entry cab range for the Volvo FE with several new features, for demanding transportation in urban areas. Most of the features are about improved safety and productivity for drivers. At the same time, gas-powered engines are now available for all Volvo FE cab and chassis combinations. All this makes the Volvo FE a suitable choice for demanding urban transports tailored to operator’s specific needs. Read more »

Port of Barcelona is Converting Straddle Carriers to LNG; Establishes Marine LNG Strategy

| Spain, Barcelona

APM Terminal BarcelonaApplus+ IDIADA, a provider of design, testing, engineering, and homologation services to the automotive industry worldwide, is working with the Port of Barcelona on an adaptation project that will see two of the Port’s straddle carriers converted to Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) operation. Engine modifications are being completed and in-field testing is expected to be underway before year end. Read more »

Lancia Ypsilon Ecochic Methane Reinterpreted for 2018

| Italy, Turin

Lancia Ypsilon Ecochic CNG 2018 (2)Lancia introduced the Ypsilon Ecochic Methane to the Italian market in 2012. It’s popularity is such that the Italian automobile manufacturer, part of the FCA Group, decided to introduce three new contemporary reinterpretations — Elefantino Blu, Gold and Platinum — in February this year. To entice buyers, the new Ypsilon Ecochic was launched coupled with a short-term financial incentive. Read more »

Skoda Offers Future Glimpse with Hybrid Vision X at Geneva Motor Show

| Czech Republic, Mladá Boleslav

SKODA 180201-VISION-X-Sketches-3Škoda Auto, the Czech Republic’s largest company and part of the Volkswagen group, will offer a glimpse into future developments for its model range at the International Motor Show in Geneva (6 – 18 March). It is presenting a vehicle with CNG, petrol and electric drive for the first time. Read more »

BMW Tests LNG-Fuelled Lorries

| Germany, Regensburg

BMW tests Iveco LNGThe logistics department of the BMW Group Regensburg plant has now completed a pilot trial in which a truck with the alternative drive was part of the real supply chain for two weeks. Their conclusions: long range, less pollutants, quieter operation — these are the advantages of trucks powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG). Read more »

Status of CNG Mobility in Germany Rising

| Germany, Wolfsburg
SEAT Arona

SEAT Arona

Since the start of their cross-brand campaign in the northern spring of 2017, the Volkswagen campaign alliance has succeeded in significantly enhancing the status of CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) for individual mobility in Germany. 18 CNG models are now available. The current registration figures from the German Federal Motor Transport Authority confirm that CNG engines are currently the type of power unit experiencing the most robust growth. Read more »