Lancia Ypsilon Ecochic Methane Reinterpreted for 2018

| Italy, Turin

Lancia Ypsilon Ecochic CNG 2018 (2)Lancia introduced the Ypsilon Ecochic Methane to the Italian market in 2012. It’s popularity is such that the Italian automobile manufacturer, part of the FCA Group, decided to introduce three new contemporary reinterpretations — Elefantino Blu, Gold and Platinum — in February this year. To entice buyers, the new Ypsilon Ecochic was launched coupled with a short-term financial incentive. Read more »

Fill Up with RNG at IKEA Finland

| Finland, Espoo

Gasum filling station at IKEA in LommilaGasum has opened a gas filling station in Lommila, Espoo, at the IKEA department store. At the new refueling station, pressurized biogas (biomethane) and natural gas fuel are available for cars, distribution vehicles, garbage trucks and buses. This gas station is the world’s first gas filling station opened in conjunction with an IKEA store. Read more »

Skoda Offers Future Glimpse with Hybrid Vision X at Geneva Motor Show

| Czech Republic, Mladá Boleslav

SKODA 180201-VISION-X-Sketches-3Škoda Auto, the Czech Republic’s largest company and part of the Volkswagen group, will offer a glimpse into future developments for its model range at the International Motor Show in Geneva (6 – 18 March). It is presenting a vehicle with CNG, petrol and electric drive for the first time. Read more »

Jordan School District Commended for Fleet of Natural Gas School Buses

| USA, West Jordan UT

Jordan School District CNG busJordan School District (JSD), the largest of the U.S. State of Utah’s school districts, currently has the largest fleet of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) school buses in the state and the Board of Education just approved an additional 36 new CNG buses. That is deserving of recognition, says Utah Senator Cheryl Acton, who has introduced a resolution commending Jordan School District for their commitment to clean transportation. Read more »

Piedmont Natural Gas Opens New North Carolina CNG Station

| USA, Fayetteville NC

Piedmont Natural Gas CNG StationPiedmont Natural Gas Company, Inc., an energy services company based in Charlotte NC, is responding to increased demand for natural gas fuel by the opening of a new compressed natural gas (CNG) refueling station in Fayetteville, North Carolina. It says the development is a sign of growing demand as more companies choose clean, affordable natural gas to fuel their fleets of cars and trucks. Read more »

Vicinity CNG Buses Ordered for Ontario Public Transport Agency

| Canada, Vancouver BC

Vicinity Bus 2018Grande West Transportation Group Inc. (Grande West), a Canadian manufacturer of mid-sized multi-purpose transit vehicles for sale in Canada and the United States, is to supply a new Vicinity order for approximately $3.1 million. Hamilton Street Railway (HSR), a public transport agency in Hamilton, Ontario has placed a new order for compressed natural gas (CNG) Vicinity buses.  This is the second order from HSR for delivery in 2018. Read more »

Arrow Services Opens its First CNG Station in LA County

| USA, La Puente CA

Arrow Disposal Facility, CaliforniaArrow Services, Inc., a Californian waste disposal and recycling company, has opened its first Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fueling station in the City of La Puente. The station is a limited-access station, enabling it to also serve NASA Services, Inc., another local refuse service company which utilizes CNG vehicles. Read more »

Natural Gas Fuels for California’s Big Ports

| USA, Long Beach CA

TTSI RNG Truck Port Los AngelesIn California,Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has entered into an agreement with Harbor Trucking Association (HTA) to be the exclusive provider of clean transportation fuels to the association member companies. Both HTA and Clean Energy have been leaders in responsible environmental stewardship that won’t create an overarching burden on the companies or drivers that makeup the port drayage industry. Read more »

Status of CNG Mobility in Germany Rising

| Germany, Wolfsburg
SEAT Arona

SEAT Arona

Since the start of their cross-brand campaign in the northern spring of 2017, the Volkswagen campaign alliance has succeeded in significantly enhancing the status of CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) for individual mobility in Germany. 18 CNG models are now available. The current registration figures from the German Federal Motor Transport Authority confirm that CNG engines are currently the type of power unit experiencing the most robust growth. Read more »

Natural Gas Vehicles Pay for Coffee Every 100kms – See at Geneva Motor Show

| Switzerland, Vevey
Skoda Octavia Combi G-tec

Skoda Octavia Combi G-tec

Running on natural gas/biogas is currently the best option in Switzerland for saving on vehicle and fuel costs, says Gaznat SA. In addition to running green thanks to the 20% average biogas component of natural gas sold at the pump in Switzerland, this fuel can save up to 40% compared to gasoline, and certainly the price of a coffee every 100km, while the wide range of vehicles available in the market comes with an entry price of less than CHF 10,000 (USD 10,630). Read more »