MAN Successful with 75 Years Immersed in Natural Gas Technology

| Germany: Hannover | Source: MAN Truck & Bus AG

The new Lion’s City G with its E18 gas engine

75 years ago, MAN Truck & Bus brought its first gas-powered bus to market, setting a new standard in doing so. MAN released the first gas-powered bus in 1943, which was first used in Nuremberg; the gas cylinders were fitted on the vehicle roof and the trailer. Now a new chapter of the success story begins with a brand-new development: the MAN E18 gas engine.  Read more »

First IVECO BioCNG Truck with e-Hybrid Concrete Mixer

| Germany: Hannover | Source: IVECO

IVECO 400 hp Stralis X-WAY Natural Power with CIFA concrete unitIVECO and CIFA broke new ground on IVECO’s Diesel-free/Low Emissions Area stand at IAA Commercial Vehicles (IAA) 2018 exhibition by presenting the first vocation-specific 400 hp Stralis X-WAY Natural Power truck powered by a compressed natural gas (CNG) engine and equipped with a CIFA electric concrete mixer. The combination offers a 100% zero Diesel, zero oil solution. Read more »

IAA Witnesses a Clean Sweeper (CNG-only) from IVECO and Johnston

| Italy and Germany | Source: IVECO
IVECO Eurocargo sweeper by Johnston Sweepers

The IVECO Eurocargo Sweeper delivers zero PM emissions

The 2018 International Motor Show Germany (IAA) has started and IVECO is grabbing attention with the presentation of a new sustainable zero-Diesel sweeper on its Diesel-free/Low Emissions Area stand. The new VS651 CNG truck mounted sweeper is based on a 210 hp IVECO Eurocargo Natural Power truck equipped with a sweeper body engineered by Johnston in collaboration with IVECO. It is powered only by CNG (Compressed Natural Gas).  Read more »

IVECO Sets History-making Tone at IAA with Diesel-free Stand

| Germany: Hannover | Source: IVECO
IVECO Crossway LE NP Bus IAA

Award-winning IVECO Crossway LE NP Bus

IVECO is displaying multiple natural gas powered vehicles as part of its sustainable solutions range at IAA in Hannover this week. Their offering is described as covering the requirements of every business and every mission. It includes many award-winning vehicles, such as the Daily Blue Power ‘Van of the Year’ 2018, the Crossway LE NP ‘Sustainable Bus of the Year’ 2018 and the Stralis NP 460 ‘Low Carbon Truck of the Year’’ 2018. Read more »

Otokar CNG Buses Show at IAA; Headed for Spain

| Germany and Turkey | Source: Otokar

Otokar Kent-c-cngOtokar, Turkey’s leading bus brand, is exhibiting Kent C buses at IAA whose Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) powered version will operate firstly in Spain. Otokar contributes to modern public transportation in 50 countries including Turkey with its buses. Otokar has recently registered the first European order of Kent C CNG for 9 units for the city Jerez de la Frontera (Cadiz). Read more »

FPT Industrial and Tata Daewoo Deliver LNG HD Truck for Korean Pilot

| Korea: Daejeon | Source: Korea Gas Corporation (KOGAS)

TATA Daewoo with FPT Industrial engineEarlier this month, a TATA Daewoo high horsepower truck fueled by Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) was handed over at the KOGAS LCNG charging station in Daejeon, to commence a long-awaited pilot project. As part of a collaborative arrangement with FPT Industrial, the truck is equipped with a 400hp dedicated natural gas engine from the Italian manufacturer, built onto a TATA Daewoo commercial vehicle chassis. Read more »

10,000 Km Asia-to-Europe NGV Rally Features LNG Vehicles

| China: Xi'an

Blue Corridor Rally starts Sep2018 - Chinese LNG tank truckThe world’s longest Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) rally is underway with fifteen vehicles setting off from Rudong in Jiangsu Province, China last week and traveling 1390 kilometres west to Xi’an, capital of Shaanxi Province and eastern end to the Silk Road. Xi’an marks the beginning of the New Silk Road, the land component of China’s ‘One Belt, One Road’ economic strategy. The rally route will traverse China, Kazakhstan, and Russia. Read more »

Solaris Bus & Coach Acquired by Spain’s CAF

| Poland: Owińska
Solaris Urbino 12m CNG

Solaris Urbino 12m CNG

CAF (Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles), a Spanish company best known for its strong position in the global railway industry, has acquired 100% of the shares of Poland’s Solaris Bus & Coach S.A., a leading European manufacturer of innovative public transportation vehicles including buses powered by Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and Hydrogen. Solaris will be included to the Group CAF. Read more »

Scania takes LNG-Fuelled Long-Distance Coach to 2018 IAA

| Sweden: Södertälje

Scania Interlink Medium Decker LNG busScania premiers its new Euro 6 Scania Interlink Medium Decker coach for liquefied gas (LNG) operations for a range of up to 1,000 kilometres, at IAA in Hannover, Germany, starting September 20. By doing so, Scania will extend the range of alternative fuel options to sustainable intercity coach journeys. Read more »

Landi Renzo USA Gains CARB Certification for New Ford F-250/350

| USA: Torrance CA

Ford F250-350 avail with Landi Renzo EPA-approved CNG systemsLandi Renzo USA, a division of Landi Renzo Group, has achieved California Air Resources Board (CARB) certification for new Ford F-250 and F-350 pickup trucks across all cab configurations with compressed natural gas (CNG). Landi Renzo’s Eco-Ready Fleet™ CNG systems help fleets run cleaner by lowering vehicle emissions and reducing environmental impact, while decreasing fuel costs and maintaining vehicle performance. Read more »