Volvo and Daimler Plan JV to Develop Sustainable Transportation

| Sweden: Gothenburg | Source: AB Volvo

The common goal is for both companies to offer heavy-duty vehicles with fuel cells for demanding long-haul applications.
Volvo-Daimler JV Notice

Sharing the Green Deal vision of sustainable transport and a carbon neutral Europe by 2050, two leading companies in the commercial vehicle industry, Daimler Truck AG and the Volvo Group, have signed a preliminary non-binding agreement to establish a new joint venture. The intention is to develop, produce and commercialize fuel cell systems for heavy-duty vehicle applications and other use cases. Read more »

All-new SEAT Leon Includes Two Natural Gas Models

| Spain: Martorell | Source: SEAT

All New Seat Leon 1.5 TGI The all-new SEAT Leon offers five different engine technologies designed to deliver customers the right combination of vehicle and engine to match their specific needs. Included are two compressed natural gas (CNG) models: 1.5 TGI 130PS 6-speed Manual and 1.5 TGI 130PS 7-speed DSG. Read more »

Maruti Suzuki introduces Eeco BS6 S-CNG

| India: New Delhi | Source: Maruti Suzuki India Limited
Maruti Suzuki Eeco BS6 S-CNG

Fourth BS6 compliant S-CNG offering from Maruti Suzuki

Adding to its unmatched portfolio of green vehicles, Maruti Suzuki India Limited today introduced the BS6 S-CNG variant of country’s best-selling multi-purpose van, Eeco. Its introduction complies with the Company’s Mission Green Million, announced at Auto Expo 2020. Read more »

Ecological Solaris Buses for Ostrava

| Czech Republic: Ostrava | Source: Solaris

Solaris Urbino 18 CNG 4Solaris Bus & Coach S.A. has secured yet another significant order for environmentally friendly, CNG-fuelled articulated buses. Pursuant to the contract signed between the manufacturer and public transport operator Dopravní podnik Ostrava a.s., the Czech city of Ostrava will receive 37 state-of-the-art Solaris Urbino 18 CNG buses. Read more »

Norway’s ASKO Selects Scania Fuel Cell Trucks

| Norway: Trondheim | Source: Scania

Scania G 350 FCEV truck for ASKOASKO, Norway’s largest grocery wholesaler and a part of NorgesGruppen, and Swedish truck manufacturer Scania have celebrated the start of operations of four hydrogen gas trucks with electric driveline and of ASKO’s hydrogen gas station in Trondheim, Norway. Read more »

New Holland Agriculture wins Sustainable Tractor of the Year 2020: Methane-Powered

| United Kingdom: London | Source: CNH Industrial
New Holland T6 Methane Power Sustainable Tractor of the Year 2020 600

New Holland T6 Methane Power

New Holland Agriculture, a global agricultural brand of CNH Industrial, has received two accolades at Agritechnica 2019, the world’s largest agricultural trade show, currently taking place in Hannover, Germany. One of these awards is for an agricultural tractor powered by natural gas. Read more »

SAIC Hongyan Excites Market with VI-Rated LNG HD Trucks

| China: Chongqing | Source: SAIC Hongyan

SAIC Hongyang Jiesha C6 LNG tractorDuring late October, SAIC Iveco Hongyan Commercial Vehicle Co., Ltd. (SAIC Hongyan), based in Chongqing, China, sent reverberations through the Chinese truck market when it received more than 1200 orders for new natural gas powered trucks, all rated at the new China Standard VI (China VI). The new rating comes into force nationally on 1 July 2020 and approximates the Euro VI standard. Read more »

Do gas trucks reduce emissions? YES says NGVA Europe

| Belgium: Brussels | Source: NGVA Europe
Volvo FH LNG

Volvo FH LNG at Gasum filling station

The paper Do gas trucks reduce emissions? recently published by T&E (Transport & Environment) has provided NGVA Europe the opportunity to rectify some aspects and complement with educational elements and details about gas in transport. T&E’s conclusions are mainly based on a set of emissions measurement campaigns run by TNO (the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research). However, while reports from TNO are scientifically well proven, NGVA Europe notes the conclusions drawn by T&E are misaligned with the measurements reported. Read more »

NGVA Europe Publishes 2019 Natural Gas Vehicle Catalogue

| Belgium: Brussels | Source: NGVA Europe

NGVA Europe 2019 Vehicle catalogue coverNGVA Europe has released its 2019 Natural Gas Vehicle Catalogue which includes comparable data and a comprehensive overview about 68 vehicles available on the European market. This comprises 23 passenger cars, 11 light commercial vehicles, 13 trucks and 21 buses for both private use and business. Read more »

Maruti Suzuki Offers India’s Only MPV with Factory-Fitted CNG

| India: New Delhi | Source: Maruti Suzuki India Limited

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga CNGMaruti Suzuki India has followed up the November 2018 launch of its Next Gen Ertiga urban MPV by announcing the launch of the new factory-fitted CNG-powered Next Gen Ertiga. The factory-fitted CNG option will be available for customers in VXI variant, offering impressive mileage of 26.20 km/kg thereby minimizing the cost per kilometer. Read more »