Maruti Suzuki CNG Vehicle Sales Exceed Expectations

| India: New Delhi | Source: Maruti Suzuki

Maruti Suzuki S_CNG Range 202015.5% CAGR increase in CNG vehicle sales in the past five years

Maruti Suzuki India Limited, India’s pioneer of factory-fitted Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) technology for passenger vehicles, achieved highest ever sales of eco-friendly CNG-powered cars in FY 2019-20. The Company sold 106,443 factory-fitted CNG vehicles across India. Since the launch of CNG in 2010 and Smart Hybrid in 2015, the Company has cumulatively sold over one million green vehicles nationally. Read more »

Hexagon and CIMC Enric Unite to Push Hydrogen Fuel into China and SE Asia

| Norway and China | Source: Hexagon Composites ASA

Hexagon-CIMC Enric VentureHexagon Composites ASA has signed a term sheet for a strategic cooperation and joint venture agreement with CIMC ENRIC, a leading Chinese manufacturer of energy equipment, headquartered in Shenzhen, People’s Republic of China. CIMC ENRIC is a subsidiary of China International Marine Containers (Group) Co., Ltd. (CIMC), a global leading supplier of transportation solutions headquartered in Shenzhen. The Parties will now proceed towards a final agreement. Read more »

Maruti Suzuki introduces Eeco BS6 S-CNG

| India: New Delhi | Source: Maruti Suzuki India Limited
Maruti Suzuki Eeco BS6 S-CNG

Fourth BS6 compliant S-CNG offering from Maruti Suzuki

Adding to its unmatched portfolio of green vehicles, Maruti Suzuki India Limited today introduced the BS6 S-CNG variant of country’s best-selling multi-purpose van, Eeco. Its introduction complies with the Company’s Mission Green Million, announced at Auto Expo 2020. Read more »

Agility Fuel Solutions Triple Range for CNG Buses in India

| India: New Delhi | Source: Agility Fuel Solutions

CNG Buses with Agility roof-mounted CNG equipmentMr. Dharmendra Pradhan, India’s Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas, launched India’s first long distance compressed natural gas (CNG) bus on December 24, 2019 under a strategic program led by Indraprastha Gas Limited (IGL), the largest CNG distribution company in India. The launch ushers in CNG as the fuel of choice for long distance transportation in India. Read more »

SAIC Hongyan Excites Market with VI-Rated LNG HD Trucks

| China: Chongqing | Source: SAIC Hongyan

SAIC Hongyang Jiesha C6 LNG tractorDuring late October, SAIC Iveco Hongyan Commercial Vehicle Co., Ltd. (SAIC Hongyan), based in Chongqing, China, sent reverberations through the Chinese truck market when it received more than 1200 orders for new natural gas powered trucks, all rated at the new China Standard VI (China VI). The new rating comes into force nationally on 1 July 2020 and approximates the Euro VI standard. Read more »

China’s First LNG Fueling Vessel Project Kicks Off at DSIC

| China: Dalian | Source: China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation

LNG bunker vessel newbuild underway in ChinaRecently, the opening ceremony of the Xin’ao 8500 m3 LNG fueling vessel project contracted by DSIC was held in Dalian, marking the official commencement of China’s first LNG fueling vessel project. Xin’ao 8500m3 LNG fueling vessel is the world’s largest C-Type cargo space dedicated LNG fueling vessel built by a domestic shipyard. Read more »

Maruti Suzuki Offers India’s Only MPV with Factory-Fitted CNG

| India: New Delhi | Source: Maruti Suzuki India Limited

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga CNGMaruti Suzuki India has followed up the November 2018 launch of its Next Gen Ertiga urban MPV by announcing the launch of the new factory-fitted CNG-powered Next Gen Ertiga. The factory-fitted CNG option will be available for customers in VXI variant, offering impressive mileage of 26.20 km/kg thereby minimizing the cost per kilometer. Read more »

Global Energy Ventures Signs LOI with CIMC Raffles to Build CNG Vessels

| Australia and China | Source: Global Energy Ventures

GEV Optimum CNG transportation design (illustration)Global Energy Ventures Ltd (GEV), the leading developer of global integrated marine compressed natural gas (CNG) projects, says it has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Yantai CIMC Raffles Offshore, Ltd (CIMC Raffles) to build CNG-powered ‘CNG Optimum’ 200 ships. The LOI is based on a firm order for four (4) 200 MMscf Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) ships with the option for GEV to order up to an additional four (4) ships.

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India’s Gujarat State Plans 300 CNG Stations under “CNG Sahbhaagi Yojana”

| India: Gandhinagar | Source: Darshan Soni

CNG SAHBHAAGI Yojna for FranchiseeIndian mobility is increasingly turning to natural gas as a cleaner fuel. Several government initiatives are supporting the transition and include a massive infrastructure response that will address current limitations of supply while encouraging increased uptake. In India’s west, the State of Gujarat continues to take the lead by calling for applications to establish 300 new Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fuelling stations. 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 »