Hermes is First UK Parcel Carrier to Order 100% Renewable Gas HGVs

| United Kingdom | Source: Hermes

Hermes Launches IVECO StralisThe UK division of Hermes Europe GmbH, the consumer delivery specialist, has placed the largest ever initial order of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) vehicles in 2018 in the UK, and is the first parcel carrier to have ordered the fleet of HGV tractor units running on 100% renewable biomethane, a renewable natural gas. Read more »

China-to-Russia NGV Rally Concludes in Moscow

| Russia: Moscow | Source: Eugene Pronin

Gas into Motors Rally vehicles at finishThe world’s longest NGV rally ‘Gas into Engines’, crossing China, Qazaqstan (formerly Kazakhstan) and Russia, concluded October 7 in Moscow. 18 OEM LNG and CNG powered vehicles participated in the event which commenced September 4 in Rudong, China. Also concluding it’s journey was a VW Passat CNG which completed a return crossing of the entire Eurasian landmass. Read more »

Alimerka Adds First Scania 13-Litre LNG-Powered Unit to NGV Fleet

| Spain: Lugo de Llanera | Source: Scania

Scania 13L LNG Truck for AlimerkaThe Spanish supermarket chain Alimerka is the first in Europe to incorporate into its fleet the Scania 13 litre tow truck in Europe with the recently introduced Scania OC13 13-liter natural gas engine. The Liquefied Natura Gas (LNG)-fueled unit, Alimerka pushes its LNG-powered fleet to 46 Scania trucks, representing 61% of the total fleet of vehicles of the Asturian distribution company. Read more »

Hoyer Considers Bulk Logistics with LNG and IVECO

| Germany: Hamburg | Source: IVECO

IVECO Stralis NP for HoyerThe international logistics company HOYER, one of the world’s leading bulk logistics providers, is exploring the potential environmental benefits of introducing vehicles with engines that use the alternative fuel LNG (liquefied natural gas) into its road operations in the near future. For testing purposes, IVECO has handed over a Stralis 440S40 NP type truck. Read more »

SEAT Premieres World First CNG SUV – Arona TGI

| Spain: Martorell | Source: SEAT Communication

SEAT Arona CNG 2018 (6) 600SEAT will extend its Compressed Natural Gas powered range when the SEAT Arona TGI makes its debut at the Paris Motor Show, which runs from October 4 to 15.  SEAT has proclaimed it the world’s first CNG powered SUV. The Arona TGI integrates three CNG tanks to increase gas range and improve value for money while reducing emissions. Read more »

Fiat Ducato Natural Power Marks Major Milestone for Production Line

| Italy: Turin | Source: Fiat

Fiat Ducato Natural PowerA Fiat Ducato Natural Power is the Italian auto manufacturer’s six millionth vehicle to roll off the production line at the Val di Sangro industrial site – a magnificent milestone of itself but one made more special by being a vehicle powered by Compressed Natural Gas. Fiat Professional has the widest range of natural gas vehicles on the market. In fact, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (FCA) has been European leader for over 20 years in this minimal environmental impact technology, with more than 754,000 cars and commercial vehicles registered. Read more »

Škoda Octavia G-TEC Now with 1.5 Litre TSI Engine

| Czech Republic, Mladá Boleslav | Source: Škoda

Skoda Octavia G-Tec CNGThe 2019 Škoda Octavia G-TEC, presented at IAA 2018, comes with a new, more powerful 1.5-litre bi-fuel TSI engine (96 kW / 130 PS) and improved CNG range. Running on Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) reduces CO2 emissions by around 25 percent compared to petrol.  Read more »

Naturgy and Fiat Professional Join to Push Sustainable Mobility in Spain

| Spain: Madrid | Source: Naturgy
Signing by Naturgy and Fiat Professional

Raffele Brustia (Fiat) and Alfonso del Río (Naturgy)

International energy company Naturgy and auto manufacturer Fiat have signed a strategic agreement to promote natural gas as a fuel for light commercial vehicles in Spain. Through innovative projects they will develop new infrastructure for refueling and expand the use of vehicles that use this energy. Read more »

Madrid Adds 276 Mercedes Benz Natural Gas Buses

| Germany and Spain | Source: Daimler

Mercedes-Benz Citaro for EMTEMT, the transport company of the Spanish capital Madrid, is set to receive a total of 276 Mercedes-Benz Citaro NGT urban buses with natural gas drive in the next two years. This will be the fourth major order from Madrid in quick succession. 672 environmentally friendly Citaro NGT buses will soon be in service in Madrid. Read more »

NGV Rally Crosses Border Into Russia

| Russia: St. Petersburg | Source: Gazprom

2018 Blue Corridor Rally enters Russia (2) The participants of ‘Gas into Motors’, the world’s longest rally for NGVs powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG), have crossed the border between Kazakhstan and Russia as they journey toward St. Petersburg. With 7,193 kilometers of Chinese and Kazakh roads behind them, the rally participants – a total of 15 trucks, cars and buses fueled mostly by LNG, as well as mobile NGV refuelers – will travel 2,688 kilometers across Russia.  Read more »