Volkswagen Unveils new Polo, now with Natural Gas Engine

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Volkswagen Polo 2017 (1)VW has launched a completely redesigned generation of one of it’s best selling cars, the VW Polo, and it is available for the first time powered by natural gas. The launch affirms the declaration last last year by Dr. Jens Andersen, Group CEO for Natural Gas Mobility, who said NGV development stands alongside EV as ‘ecologically equivalent’ prime pillars of focus for the global auto manufacturer. Read more »

LNG-powered Ecocombi an Innovative Solution says Vos

Vos Ecocombi

European logistics service provider Vos Logistics, based in The Netherlands, has purchased two Iveco Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Ecocombi trucks to service its client Pipelife Netherlands SA, a plastics products manufacturer. Vos provides all transport operations for Pipelife’s domestic and international requirements. Read more »

Road Rally Across America Shines Spotlight on NGVs

Sea-to-Sea Rally 2017The natural gas vehicle (NGV) road rally across the U.S. is underway. Commencing June 5 from Long Beach, California and concluding in Washington, DC on Friday, June 16th, the 18-stop 4,825-mile event, called ‘Road Rally Across America,’ was kicked off by representatives from the California Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition (CNGVC). Read more »

France’s ID Logistics Receives First Bio-CNG Trucks

ID Logistics Bio-CNG Iveco Trucks At the Forum des Solutions Ecoresponsables – Logistique Froid Innovation, an event held this week in Essone devoted to ecofriendly initiatives for innovation in the cold chain, IVECO formally handed over the keys to ID Logistics’ first two trucks running on Bio-CNG. Bio-CNG is a compressed natural gas derived from fermenting biomass, which sets it apart from extractive fossil fuels. Read more »

NGVA Europe Study Validates Emissions Advantage of Natural Gas Fuel 

NGVA Europe Report - W-t-WGHG Intensity Chart Passenger Vehicles NGVA Europe (the European Natural & bio Gas Vehicle Association) has published a study that shows natural gas reduces GHG emissions from passenger cars on a Well-to-Wheel (WtW) basis by 23% compared with petrol and by 7% compared with diesel. The study, entitled Greenhouse Gas Intensity of Natural Gas, also shows that for heavy-duty applications, benefits compared to diesel are of 16% for CNG and up to 15% for LNG. Also in the maritime sector, overall WtW benefits are up to 21% compared to conventional HFO (Heavy-Fuel-Oil) fuels. Read more »

Turkey’s Karsan Introduces CNG Bus to US Market

Karsan CNG BusTurkish company Karsan, an independent, multi-branded vehicle manufacturer, has displayed a 42-foot compressed natural gas-fueled transit bus at the UTIP Global Transport Summit in Montreal mid May – and says it wants to build the “Sunshine” model in the U.S. to meet federal “Buy America” funding requirements. Read more »

Eni and Snam to Jointly Develop Italy’s NGV Refueling Infrastructure

Eni stationEni S.p.A., an Italian multinational oil and gas company and Snam, a natural gas infrastructure company based in San Donato Milanese, have signed a framework agreement for the development of methane gas stations in Italy, as part of a wider set of initiatives to promote sustainable mobility. Read more »

CNG Achievers Amongst Tennessee Sustainable Transportation Award Winners

MLGW CNG Station ChoctawThe Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC), in partnership with the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT), has included three Compressed Natural Gas high achievers amongst the winners of the 2017 Tennessee Sustainable Transportation Awards. These three have separately focused on public access CNG refuelling stations, CNG-powered airport shuttle buses, and advancement of alternative fuels. Read more »

Audi Achieves Best Ever Endurance Test for A3 g-tron

Audi A3 Sportback g-tronThe Audi A3 Sportback g-tron with compressed natural gas (CNG) drive was awarded the first-ever rating of 1+ by the automotive publication Auto Bild after completing 100,000 kilometers of endurance testing. Audi says this ranking confirms the quality of the climate-friendly g-tron technology, which was introduced in 2013. Read more »