Kenworth Offers Trucks with CWI L9N Near Zero Natural Gas Engine

| USA: Kirkland WA
Cummins Westport L9N Engine

Cummins Westport L9N Engine

Kenworth has introduced the Cummins Westport L9N near zero NOx emissions natural gas engine to its options for the T680 on-highway truck and T880 and T880S work trucks. The L9N engine is certified to the California Air Resources Board (CARB) optional low NOx standard of 0.02 g/bhp-hr ‒ a 90 percent reduction from engines operating at the current Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) NOx limit of 0.2 g/bhp-hr. Read more »

CNG and KAMAZ a Successful Team for Silk Way Rally 2018

| Russia: Moscow
Gas-fueled KAMAZ

Gas-fueled KAMAZ

On July 27, the Russian part of the Silk Way Rally 2018 drew to a close in Moscow. The gas-fueled KAMAZ led by Sergey Kupriyanov successfully tackled all of the challenges, finishing fourth among trucks in the final standings. Read more »

SEAT Charms Youth Urban-Driver Market with Smarter CNG-Powered Mii

| Spain: Martorell

Seat MiiSEAT has streamlined the Mii range for its popular small car, aimed directly at the youth urban-driver market. Three trims are now available in the line-up: Style, Chic and FR Line – all of which can be ordered with Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) engines. Furthermore, it will be exclusively available as a 5-door version for more versatility and comes with even more technology (BeatsAudio®, infotainment connection, SD Card, Smartphone, etc.). Read more »

Lima Public Transport Company Acquires IVECO Euro V Buses

| Peru: Lima

Iveco Bus 42 units for public transport in LimaProviding a major contribution to cleaner air for Lima’s resident is a new fleet of IVECO public transport buses powered by Compressed Natural Gas (CNG). IVECO Bus together with dealer Motored delivered 42 urban buses CN170E20 to the company Transporte y Servicios Virgen de la Puerta SA (VIPusa) in mid July. Read more »

Toyota’s ‘Beta’ Fuel Cell Truck Steps Beyond Proof of Concept

| USA: Traverse City MI

Second version of Fuel Cell Heavy TruckThis week, Toyota contributed majorly to the future of zero-emission trucking by unveiling the second iteration of its hydrogen fuel cell electric Class 8 truck during the Center for Automotive Research (CAR) Management Briefing Seminars in Northern Michigan. The new truck, known internally as “Beta,” expands on the capabilities of Toyota’s first Project Portal test vehicle, in part by increasing the estimated range to more than 300 miles per fill. Read more »

Tests Verify Status of IVECO Stralis NP 460 as Top Performer

| Italy: Turin

IVECO Stralis NP with onboard agri-tractorRecent tests have removed any doubt that the IVECO Stralis NP 460 is a top ranker in the market. Over 3,000 Stralis NP are operating in the fleets of more than 400 logistics operators on the major European transport routes. It delivers the performance and Total Cost of Operation (TCO) that transport companies require for their businesses. Read more »

CNG Hybrid Truck Trial Wins Mining Award

| Australia: Crestmead QLD
New Acland Mine HDCNG CAT789C

New Acland Mine HDCNG CAT789C

An innovative CNG hybrid truck trial at Australian coal-mining and energy company New Hope Group’s New Acland Mine was recognised at the State of Queensland Mining Awards last week, winning the JCB CEA Project Innovation Award for its standout ability to lower emissions and operational costs. Read more »

SaiPa Leads Finnish Ice Hockey League with Skoda Octavia G-Tec and Biogas

| Finland: Espoo

Finland - SaiPa BioCNG Skoda OctaviaLiiga-SaiPa Oy (SaiPa), a Finnish ice hockey team based in Lappeenranta, has introduced gas-fuelled vehicles running on Gasum’s domestically-produced, renewable biogas in a cooperative agreement between them and Auto-Suni, an official dealer for Škoda. SaiPa’s players, coaches and other staff will use CNG-powered Škoda Octavian G-TEC models. Read more »

Omaha Metro Embraces the CNG Alternative

| USA: St. Cloud MN and Omaha NE
Omaha Metro CNG MOBY Van

CNG vans joined Omaha Metro in June.

In Omaha, Nebraska, the city’s Metro is changing the makeup of its fleet with the introduction of Compressed Natural gas (CNG) buses. The transit authority has awarded New Flyer of America Inc. (New Flyer) an order for 35-foot Xcelsior® heavy-duty transit buses. By mid-January, the city will be operating 14 CNG buses. Read more »

Volvo VNL 300 now with CWI “Near Zero” Natural Gas Engine

| USA: Greensboro NC

Volvo VNL300 (USA)In North America, the new Volvo VNL 300 daycab is now available with the latest version of the Cummins Westport Inc. (CWI) ISX12N “Near Zero” natural gas engine, providing an alternative fuel solution for pick-up and delivery and regional-haul operations. The natural gas power plant can be operated on compressed natural gas, liquefied natural gas, or renewable natural gas.  Read more »