Freightliner Trucks Debuts New CNG Truck Models at 2018 ACT Expo

| USA: Portland OR

Freightliner New Cascadia CNG day cab for UPSTwo new Freightliner Cascadia® compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles will be showcased for the first time at the 2018 ACT Expo Conference (April 30 – May 3, 2018). The trucks – which will be on display in the Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) booth (#947) – further expands DTNA’s breadth of alternative fuel options. Read more »

Dual-fuel Systems Distribution Agreement Supports Eastern Canada Fleets to Switch to Natural Gas

| USA: New Hudson MI and Canada: Ayr ON

Hiller's dual-fuel conversionsIcom North America, a New Hudson MI-based manufacturer and distributor of patented alternative fuels systems to the Americas, and Hiller Truck Tech of Ayr, Ontario have signed an Exclusive Distribution Agreement for Icom Dynamic CNG/diesel and LNG/diesel Dual Fuel Systems for Eastern Canada including Ontario, Quebec and the Eastern Provinces. Read more »

Japan’s First Large LNG Trucks Made and Monitored by Isuzu

| Japan: Tokyo

Isuzu monitors LNG truck in JapanIsuzu Motors Co., Ltd. is working with the support of Japan’s Ministry of the Environment to reduce emissions from heavy transport vehicles, strengthen related technology and deliver demonstration projects. Considerable effort has gone into the development of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) powered trucks and two vehicles have been built, with testing to commence early in June. Read more »

CNG Hybrid the First Zero Emissions Agriculture Vehicle in North America

| USA: Milpitas CA

EDI Ag CNG TruckCalifornia-based Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. (EDI) has integrated its EDI PowerDrive™ 4000 into a Class-4 General Motors Low Cab Forward platform, creating an industry-first electrified work truck for agriculture applications. The vehicle combines the benefits of a CNG Fuel system and Plug-in Hybrid technology and is geared to help agriculture fleets switch from petroleum-based liquid fuels to domestically available, cleaner burning natural gas and electricity. Read more »

SEAT Drives CNG Technology for Volkswagen; Sees Great Potential

| Spain: Madrid
New Seat Leon 2017 available with CNG

SEAT Leon CNG 2017

SEAT President Luca de Meo delivered the keynote address at the inauguration of the 6th GASNAM Congress in Madrid. There he explained the Spanish industry’s ability to innovate and adapt to new challenges, such as mobility in urban centres and the emergence in the use of renewable energies. Precisely on this subject, de Meo affirmed that “vehicular natural gas has great business potential both for the automotive industry and for the gas industry itself.” Read more »

IVECO takes Natural Gas Powered Vehicles to Intermat 2018

| Italy: Turin and France: Paris

IVECO_truck rangeIVECO is using Intermat 2018 in Paris later this month to showcase its range of natural gas powered vehicles for the Road Building, Urban Construction and Recycling sectors. The Italian vehicle manufacturer says their range answers French President Macron’s call for the conversion of the country’s heavy truck fleets to gas at the European Commission’s High-level Conference on Financing Sustainable Growth held in Brussels on March 22nd 2018: “It is also about committing resolutely to a transformation of the transport sector, through a widespread use of electric and hydrogen vehicles and the conversion of heavy freight to gas.” Read more »

Red Dot Award 2018 for New SEAT Arona

| Spain: Martorell

SEAT Arona Red Dot Award Product Design 2018The new SEAT Arona, for which the Spanish auto manufacturer has flagged a CNG version by year end, has been singled out as Best Product Design 2018 by the prestigious Red Dot Award design competition. This recognition “highlights the fresh, dynamic and robust design offered by the SEAT Arona”. Read more »

CNG Forklift a First for UAE

| United Arab Emirates: Dubai

CNG Forklift Emirates TransportEmirates Transport (ET), a UAE government entity for organising and managing transport and maintenance services, has launched the first compressed natural gas (CNG) operated forklift in the UAE. The move comes within the Corporation’s efforts to develop its business investments in line with the country’s green development aspirations. Read more »

Ankai Uses ‘Silk Road’ Rail to Deliver CNG Buses to Central Asia

| China, Hefei

Ankai 8.5m buses headed for Kazakhstan (1)Chinese bus manufacturer Ankai took advantage of the recently opened international freight railroad linking China with Europe — part of China’s “One Belt One Road” (OBOR) economic and strategic policy and the modern equivalent of the ‘Silk Road’ —  to deliver 70 Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) buses to Kazakhstan. Read more »

London Timber Supplier Adds First Gas-powered HD Truck

| United Kingdom: Basildon

IVECO Stralis NP for Lawsons in UK (2)Lawsons, the largest family owned independent timber, building materials and fencing merchant in London and the South East, has taken delivery of its first natural gas-powered heavy truck. They have added a 26-tonne IVECO Stralis NP running on compressed natural gas (CNG) to their 90-strong fleet. Read more »