Optimism for Post-Pandemic Natural Gas Fuel for Mobility

| Global | Source: NGV Global
NGVAE GHG Emissions vehicle + fuel 40t LNG truck

Image courtesy of NGVA Europe

The International Energy Agency recently released its report — 2020 Global Energy Review — which states energy demand will fall 6% in 2020. This represents the largest decline in 70 years in percentage terms, the largest ever decline in absolute terms, and seven times the decline after the 2008 global financial crisis. This is predicted to lead to a record fall in carbon emissions of almost 8%, the lowest level in a decade. Read more »

All-new SEAT Leon Includes Two Natural Gas Models

| Spain: Martorell | Source: SEAT

All New Seat Leon 1.5 TGI The all-new SEAT Leon offers five different engine technologies designed to deliver customers the right combination of vehicle and engine to match their specific needs. Included are two compressed natural gas (CNG) models: 1.5 TGI 130PS 6-speed Manual and 1.5 TGI 130PS 7-speed DSG. Read more »

Landi Renzo USA Adds Ford 7.3L Engine to CNG Certifications

| USA: Torrance CA | Source: Landi Renzo

Ford E-350Includes: Ford F-450/550, F-650/750, F-53/59, and E-450 Vehicles

Landi Renzo USA, the American subsidiary of Landi Renzo Group, the global leader in eco-fuel systems for the automotive industry, received EPA certification (CNG) for the Ford 7.3L engine covering Class 4-7 vehicles. 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 »

Ecological Solaris Buses for Ostrava

| Czech Republic: Ostrava | Source: Solaris

Solaris Urbino 18 CNG 4Solaris Bus & Coach S.A. has secured yet another significant order for environmentally friendly, CNG-fuelled articulated buses. Pursuant to the contract signed between the manufacturer and public transport operator Dopravní podnik Ostrava a.s., the Czech city of Ostrava will receive 37 state-of-the-art Solaris Urbino 18 CNG buses. Read more »

FPT Industrial Cursor 9 NG Powers New Van Hool Hybrid Trambus

| Italy: Turin | Source: CNH Industrial

Van Hool Exqui.City hybridA high-performance natural gas (NG) engine designed and manufactured by FPT Industrial is providing the power behind a new hybrid trambus that has just entered service in France, by Van Hool, a Belgian manufacturer of vehicles for public transport. 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 »

100 Iveco Stralis Natural Power Tractors for XPO Logistics

| USA and France | Source: XPO Logistics

XPO bondoufle-gazXPO Logistics, Inc., a leading global provider of transportation and logistics solutions, has made a significant new investment in sustainability with the purchase of 100 Stralis Natural Power Euro VI tractors from IVECO. The new tractors will be dedicated to the company’s less-than-truckload network in France, serving customers in the Greater Lyon and Paris areas and the South West and Northern regions. Read more »

Do gas trucks reduce emissions? YES says NGVA Europe

| Belgium: Brussels | Source: NGVA Europe
Volvo FH LNG

Volvo FH LNG at Gasum filling station

The paper Do gas trucks reduce emissions? recently published by T&E (Transport & Environment) has provided NGVA Europe the opportunity to rectify some aspects and complement with educational elements and details about gas in transport. T&E’s conclusions are mainly based on a set of emissions measurement campaigns run by TNO (the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research). However, while reports from TNO are scientifically well proven, NGVA Europe notes the conclusions drawn by T&E are misaligned with the measurements reported. Read more »