NefAZ Delivers CNG Buses

| Republic of Tatarstan, G. Naberezhnye Chelny

NEFAZ 5299-30-51 CNG buses NefAZ PTC, a subsidiary of KamAZ in Bashkiria, has delivered a batch of 20 low-entry 5299-30-51 buses running on compressed natural gas (CNG) to Sverdlovsk Oblast, of which the city of Yekaterinburg is the administrative centre. The buses were delivered to the local enterprise specializing in passenger transportation on the city and interurban routes and serves citizens in two city regions. Read more »

Mexican Company Introduces Ankai Natural Gas Buses

| Mexico, Monterrey NL

Mexico - Ankai busesA new entrepreneurial company in Mexico is seeking to provide transportation choices that will reduce costs and pollution while improving economy, including those powered by compressed natural gas (CNG). The new venture, EGS Trucks, has been appointed the in-country distributor for the Chinese heavy duty vehicle manufacturer Ankai, which specialises in buses and coaches. Read more »

Audi g-trons Available for Test Drives from FordonsGas in Sweden

| Sweden, Gothenburg
Audi A5 Sportback G-tron

Audi A5 Sportback G-tron

The Audi natural gas powered g-tron series – A3 Sportback, A4 Avant and A5 Sportback – is now available for test drives in Sweden. Access to the Audi cars for this purpose is being made available by FordonsGas, owner and operator of multiple gas filling stations mainly in western Sweden. There are over 170 gas stations in Sweden and 4,500 in Europe. Read more »

Carrier Transicold’s CNG Refrigeration on CNG-Powered Trucks

| France, Lyon
Petit Forestier: with Carrier Supra CNG Refrigerant System

Dual-usage CNG (Image: Petit Forestier)

Carrier Transicold’s new compressed natural gas (CNG)-powered Supra® multi-temperature truck refrigeration prototype unit has won the Solutrans 2017 Innovation Award (bronze) in the equipment category. Displayed at the event held at Lyon Eurexpo, the new unit is a high performance, sustainable solution that helps significantly reduce emissions and increase operator efficiencies.  Read more »

Fribourg Fleet Adds Ten Opel Combo CNG

| Switzerland, Fribourg

SINEF SA fleet Opel CNG Nov2017SINEF SA, a company offering high value-added services and advice in the fields of gas, water and heat throughout French-speaking Switzerland, has added eight natural gas / biogas Opel Combo units to its company fleet in the canton of Fribourg, with two to follow. The Opel Combo is among the best-rated natural gas / biogas utilities on the list of the Ecomobiliste Utilitaires 2018, unveiled on November 9th. Read more »

Daily Hi-Matic Natural Power Part of Iveco Award-winning Range

| United Kingdom, London

IVECO Blue Power LCVThe Daily Blue Power – IVECO’s new sustainable range for unlimited delivery in urban areas – was recently voted International Van of the Year 2018 by a panel of 25 senior commercial vehicle journalists from across Europe. In the range is the Daily Hi-Matic Natural Power, the first Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) vehicle with an 8-speed automatic gearbox in the LCV industry. Read more »

BC’s TransLink Orders New Flyer Buses with Cummins LN9 Engines

| Canada, Winnipeg MB

New Flyer Xcelsior 2017New Flyer Industries Canada ULC (New Flyer), the Canadian subsidiary of NFI Group, has been contracted by South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority (TransLink) to supply 106 Xcelsior® compressed natural gas (CNG) forty-foot, heavy-duty transit buses. Read more »

Swiss Survey: Natural Gas Vans Top Environmental List

| Switzerland, Bern
Panda Van 0.9 TwinAir

Panda Van 0.9 TwinAir: 5-star rating

The highest rating of this year’s van environmental list has been achieved by natural gas models. Surveying organisation VCS Traffic Club Switzerland explains that as before, there are no really clean diesel vehicles in the van area, and the market is still awaiting gasoline direct injection vehicles with a particle filter.  Read more »

Scania Scores Distribution Category for 2018 Sustainable Truck of the Year

| Italy, Trento

Scania P Series - Sustainable Truck of 2018 (Distribution)The Scania gas-fuelled P-series truck has been selected as Sustainable Truck of the Year 2018 in Italy for the Distribution category. The Italian award is organized by Vado e Torno, one of the main trucking magazines in Italy. Read more »

Volvo Trucks wins Sustainable Truck of the Year 2018

| Italy and Sweden

Volvo FH hill climbing in SpainItaly’s Sustainable Truck of the Year 2018 award has this year gone to Volvo Trucks for its new natural gas and biogas trucks. It was handed over at a ceremony in connection with the Ecomondo exhibition in Rimini on November 7, where the Swedish vehicle manufacturer won first prize in the tractor category with the new Volvo FH LNG. Read more »