Ecomotori CNG Team Triumphs at Monte Carlo Rally

| Italy, Paderno d'Adda

Ecomotori_Montecarlo_2 Two races and two wins: the Ecomotori Racing Team and its Cavagna-Bigas CNG-converted Fiat 500 Eco-Abarth have started the 2015 racing season in perfect fashion. Beginning the 2015 racing season by taking out the Eco Snow Trophy in Northern Italy, the rookie pair – made up of the Lombard Nicola Ventura and the Tuscan Guido Guerrini – have now won the prestigious Monte Carlo Rally: no easy feat, as they were one of the 87 crews competing in the most challenging race on the FIA Alternative Energies Cup calendar. Read more »

Ecomotori Racing Team’s CNG Abarth Starts 2015 on Podium

| Italy, Fiera di Primiero

Victory for Abarth 500 with CNGThe first race of the 2015 FIA Alternative Energy World Cup and Italian Alternative Energy Championship – the Eco Snow Trophy – was conducted on the snow slopes of the Primiero valley in Northern Italy on January 30. Victorious was a special Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) converted Fiat 500 Abarth, equipped with rear and front conversion kits made respectively by Cavagna Group – the Italian manufacturer of equipment and fittings for compressed gases, gas storage and control – and Bigas – the Italian company which designs and develops alternative fuel components and systems. Read more »

Gas-fueled KAMAZ Reaches Africa Eco Rally Podium

| Russia, St. Petersburg

Kamaz Sports Truck on African Eco Rally 2015-1The international Africa Eco Race 2015 rally, in which a natural gas-fueled sports truck on the KAMAZ-Master team took part, finished in Senegal yesterday. Following the results of 12 stages, the gas-fueled KAMAZ driven by Sergey Kupriyanov made it to the top three in the overall standing of the race.

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Fisikon Proves CNG Performance in 2014 EKO Mobility Rally

| Greece, Athens
Audi A3 g-tron - EKO Mobility Rally 2014

Audi A3 g-tron takes out first place in 8th EKO Mobility Rally for fuel economy.

The 8th ‘HiTech EKO Mobility Rally’, the final event of the 2014 FIA Alternative Energies Cup season, elected for a second consecutive year ‘Fisikon’ Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) as the most economical fuel to run cars. The race, run on 4-5 October, involved 22 alternative fuel vehicles with Greek and foreign crews. Fisikon, a CNG retail network developed by DEPA, is present in Athens, Thessalonika and other major urban centers in Greece, where it aims to promote economic and clean motoring in Greece. Read more »

EPM Describes Rally Racing with Natural Gas as ‘Awesome’

| Spain, Barcelona
EPM's Mitsubishi flies above Vidreres gravel.

EPM’s Mitsubishi flies above Vidreres gravel.

Last weekend EPM Gas Motorsport put its Compressed Natural Gas powered Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X through its paces at Vidreres Rally, round 6 of a series of motor rallies in Spain. The EPM Lancer is the only natural gas vehicle competing in the series that takes place every year in the Catalonia region. Read more »

Four ŠKODA Citigo G-TECs to start in Monte-Carlo Alternative Energy Rally

| Czech Republic, Mlada Boleslav

Skoda Citigo G-TECŠKODA will be starting at the ‘Rallye de Monte-Carlo des Énergies Nouvelles’ from 20 to 23 March with four natural gas-powered Citigo 1.0 G-TECs. The event is described as the most prestigious competition for vehicles with alternative drive. The most important criterion is the energy efficiency rating on the 1,000+ kilometre route. Read more »

Gazprom and Volkswagen Rejoin Forces for Scirocco RCup 2014

| Germany, Berlin

VW and Gazprom Germania at Scirocco RCup-24_CNGVolkswagen aims for 20 natural gas models by mid-2014; Gazprom Germania aims for 35 operating NG stations by late 2015

Volkswagen Motorsport and GAZPROM are to cooperate on the Volkswagen Scirocco RCup,  the world’s only single-make race in which all vehicles are powered by natural gas. From May 2014, the Russian energy company will again be the exclusive motor-fuel supplier. GAZPROM will be represented by its logo at the opening races at Hockenheim (2-4 May). Read more »

Gas-fueled KAMAZ Truck Completes Silk Way Rally

| Russia

Gas-fueled KAMAZ truck accepts all Silk Way challengesThe international Silk Way Rally (July 5-13) is over with a top-ten finish for a natural gas-fueled KAMAZ truck. The KAMAZ 4911 completed all seven stages of the race in less than 42 hours, just 5.5 hours behind the leader. Most of the 2,700 kilometer route ran off-road, through sands and steppes. Summing up the results of the race, the team finished eighth in the overall ranking of 22 trucks that completed the rally. Read more »

Gas-fuelled KAMAZ Truck Completes Stage 2 of Silk Way Rally

| Russia

Kamaz 4911 Sports Truck on Silk Way Rally Jul 2013Gazprom and Russian truck manufacturer KAMAZ have entered a natural gas powered sport truck in this year’s Silk Way Rally. The truck was customized by the KAMAZ Master team with Gazprom’s assistance in order to promote natural gas use as a vehicle fuel. After two days of difficult off-road racing the team finds itself 9th in the overall ranking of truck vehicles after two stages. Read more »

Maxximus LNG 2000 Receives Car of The Year Award

| USA, Miami FL
Dr. D. Bruce McMahan and The Maxximus LNG 2000. (Photo: WRA )

Dr. D. Bruce McMahan and the Maxximus LNG 2000. (Photo: WRA )

The Maxximus LNG 2000, the brainchild of financier Bruce McMahan has been named winner of Car of the Year 2012 Award by the World Record Academy (WRA), the world’s largest organization which verify & certify world records. The natural gas vehicle has been recognized for its overall balance and the outstanding achievements in speed, fuel efficiency, dynamics and originality. Read more »