Škoda Shows Natural Gas Powered SCALA G-TEC in Berlin

| Czech Republic: Mladá Boleslav | Source: Škoda

Skoda Scala gtec (gas system view)Škoda this week introduced the most eco-friendly variant of its new compact model at the CNG Mobility Days event in Berlin: the ŠKODA SCALA G-TEC. This natural-gas-powered SCALA, the second CNG-powered vehicle in Škoda’s range, completes the engine roster for the new compact model, adding a particularly efficient and eco-friendly variant. Read more »

Volkswagen Displays CNG Range and Commits to Expansion

| Germany: Wolfsburg | Source: Volkswagen AG
Volkswagen TGI models

Volkswagen Golf TGI, eco up!, Polo TGI, Golf Variant TGI

Volkswagen Group and its industry partners from the gas supply, network and filling station operation sectors showcased their products and services at the 3rd CNG Mobility Days in Berlin this week. An overview of the current situation and the future of CNG was also presented. The OEM’s exhibit included latest CNG models in the passenger car, truck and bus segments. Read more »

SEAT Gains “Energy and Sustainability” Award for Natural Gas Vehicle Commitment

| Spain: Madrid | Source: SEAT

SEAT receives energy amd sustainability award Jun2019Spanish auto-manufacturer SEAT has added yet another accolade to its trophy cabinet. The Spanish Gas Association (Sedigas) has recognised SEAT for its commitment to natural gas as an alternative fuel with a “Energy and Sustainability” award. Read more »

Cheboksary Marks ‘Russia Day’ with Thirteen LOTOS 105 CNG Buses

| Tatarstan: Cheboksary | Source: RariTEK Group

Lotos 105 x 13 for Tatarstan (Cheboksary)On the eve of Russia Day (June 12), 13 units of Russian-made city bus model LOTOS 105 were handed over in Cheboksary, a city in western Russia on the Volga River. The reception and commissioning of the new passenger buses took place as part of the Day of Russia celebration in the capital of the Chuvash Republic. Read more »

Scania Euro V1 Natural Gas Tractors now Operating in Mexico

| Mexico: Querétaro | Source: Scania

Scania R410 A6X2NA in MexicoScania, a leading Swedish company in sustainable transport, has introduced the first Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)-powered tractors to Mexico that conform to the Euro VI emissions standard. Scania is committed to natural gas as a fuel for cleaner trucking solutions and all Mexicans will benefit from these heavy duty vehicles that reduce particulate matter (PM10) emissions by up to 99%. Read more »

Volvo Says TNO Tests Prove Suitability of LNG as Truck Fuel

| The Netherlands | Source: Volvo Trucks

Volvo FH LNG refuellingThe Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO), an organisation independent of government and commercial influence, has completed tests of the Volvo FH LNG truck. TNO has found that under representative conditions for long-distance transport in the Netherlands CO2 emissions from the exhaust of the Volvo FH LNG truck are almost 20% lower than those of TNO-tested Euro 6 diesel trucks. The saving is considerable, especially when deployed on the highway, namely a 23% reduction in CO2. Read more »

Hydrogen Players Commit to Affordable Fuel Cell Public Transportation

| Denmark: Copenhagen | Source: H2Bus Consortium

H2Bus image A collaborative commitment to enabling commercially competitive hydrogen-fuelled public transportation is aimed at stimulating Europe’s fuel cell vehicle market while addressing transport-related emission targets. Joining forces to create H2Bus Consortium are Everfuel (Denmark), Wrightbus (Ireland), Ballard Power Systems (Canada), Hexagon Composites (Norway), Nel Hydrogen (Norway) and Ryse Hydrogen (UK), leading players in the hydrogen fuel cell electric value chain. Read more »

Austrian Motorists Enticed with CNG Offer

| Austria: Vienna | Source: OMV

OMV - Porsche agreementInternational energy company OMV and Volkswagen AG subsidiary Porsche Holding GmbH have commenced an initiative to promote Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) as a fuel for mobility. At a joint press conference at the OMV headquarters in Vienna, Hans Peter Schützinger, CEO of Porsche Holding Salzburg and Rainer Seele, OMV Chairman of the Executive Board and CEO, discussed the significance of this fuel and offered a special deal for those considering a CNG vehicle. Read more »

Volvo FH LNG the First Gas-powered Bulk Cement Transporter in Sweden

| Sweden: Skövde | Source: Cementa AB

Volvo FH LNG for Cementa Cementa AB, a developer and manufacturer of cement products in Sweden, has introduced the country’s first gas-powered bulk road transporter for cement deliveries runs on gas for reduced climate impact. The truck, a Volvo FH460 LNG, will be based at Cementa’s factory in Skövde and deliver cement to the company’s customers in Western Sweden. Read more »

IVECO France Offers Purchase Parity for Eurocargo NP

| France: Trappes | Source: IVECO France

IVECO Eurocargo NPIVECO France has addressed the pricing disparity between the Eurocargo NP and Eurocargo diesel by ensuring both are available at the same price, achieved through re-configuring their product options and by taking into account available incentives. In this way, the transition to more ecological operations is supported. Read more »