London Timber Supplier Adds First Gas-powered HD Truck

| United Kingdom: Basildon

IVECO Stralis NP for Lawsons in UK (2)Lawsons, the largest family owned independent timber, building materials and fencing merchant in London and the South East, has taken delivery of its first natural gas-powered heavy truck. They have added a 26-tonne IVECO Stralis NP running on compressed natural gas (CNG) to their 90-strong fleet. Read more »

Mahindra Launches Bi-fuel KUV100 Trip

| India, Mumbai

Mahindra KUV100 Trip CNGIndia’s automotive manufacturer Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., a company of Mahindra Group, has reportedly launched a new Compressed Natural Gas powered compact SUV. The KUV100 Trip bi-fuel version (CNG and petrol) has a starting price of Rs 5.16 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi), about USD 7,925. The diesel version is 5% more expensive. Read more »

PHEV CNG California Energy Commission Vehicle Program Completed

| USA: Milpitas CA

EDI PHEVCNG Armored TrucksEfficient Drivetrains, Inc. (EDI), a global leader in advanced high-efficiency zero emissions hybrid and electric vehicle drivetrain solutions’ has built a fleet of six Plug-in-Hybrid Electric International-brand armored vehicles for end user fleet Sectran Security. Renewable natural gas (RNG) is employed for range extension. Read more »

BC Transit Cuts Carbon Footprint with More CNG New Flyer Buses

| Canada: Winnipeg MB

BC Transit XN40 XcelsiorBC Transit, a crown corporation in British Columbia responsible for coordinating the delivery of public transportation outside Greater Vancouver, has placed an order with New Flyer Industries Canada ULC (New Flyer) for eight Xcelsior® compressed natural gas (CNG) forty-foot, heavy-duty transit buses. Read more »

New Volvo FM LNG Now On Sale – High Performance, Low Emissions

| Sweden: Gothenburg
Volvo FM LNG 2018

Volvo FM LNG

Swedish vehicle manufacturer AB Volvo, through its Volvo Trucks division, introduced the Volvo FM LNG prototype to the market in October 2017, advising “sales to start in the Spring”. True to its word, the Liquefied Natural Gas powered truck, suitable for long distance freight haulage, is now on sale. Read more »

Volvo Trucks Extends Alt-Fuel Urban Range with FE CNG

| Sweden: Gothenburg
Volvo FE CNG 2018 (1)

Volvo FE CNG

Volvo Trucks has extended its low-entry cab range for the Volvo FE with several new features, for demanding transportation in urban areas. Most of the features are about improved safety and productivity for drivers. At the same time, gas-powered engines are now available for all Volvo FE cab and chassis combinations. All this makes the Volvo FE a suitable choice for demanding urban transports tailored to operator’s specific needs. Read more »

Gas Natural Fenosa Aims for 100 CNG Stations in 2018

| Spain, Madrid

Gas Natural Fenosa station at Calle Fuembellida, MadridThis year, Spain’s largest integrated gas and electricity company, Gas Natural Fenosa, will majorly increase the number of its Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) supply station in Spain in order to meet increased demand in the coming years. As part of a plan to encourage the uptake of natural gas fuel, the company will invest EUR 18 million (USD 22.3 million) in opening gas refuelling stations this year. Read more »

Port of Barcelona is Converting Straddle Carriers to LNG; Establishes Marine LNG Strategy

| Spain, Barcelona

APM Terminal BarcelonaApplus+ IDIADA, a provider of design, testing, engineering, and homologation services to the automotive industry worldwide, is working with the Port of Barcelona on an adaptation project that will see two of the Port’s straddle carriers converted to Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) operation. Engine modifications are being completed and in-field testing is expected to be underway before year end. Read more »

Scania Double Decker Biogas Buses for Reading UK

| United Kingdom, Reading

Reading Buses have taken 17 new high-end Scania double decker biogas buses into operation. The buses, with bodywork by Alexander Dennis, service Reading’s busiest bus route, the Purple 17. This is the first frequent bus service in the UK that can carry two wheelchair users at once. “We’re delighted to have been able to work with Scania and Alexander Dennis on a pioneering high specification for these city buses,” says Reading Buses’ Chief Executive Officer, Martijn Gilbert. “These provide users with modern and eco-friendly travel including a range of features to aid customers’ journeys, with the latest digital connectivity and extra features for wheelchair users.” The buses feature two doors, one for embarking and one for disembarking, which reduces time at bus stops. They also feature 4G Wi-Fi as well as USB charging points and coat and bag hooks at seats. “Scania is firmly committed to driving the shift to more sustainable transport systems,” comments Mark Oliver, Scania Great Britain. “When operating on biogas, the carbon dioxide emissions of Scania buses are reduced by up to 84 percent compared to regular diesel. They are significantly quieter too, making them an ideal choice for urban operations.”Reading Buses, serving the community of Reading in southern England, has taken delivery of 17 new high-end Scania double decker biogas buses. The buses, with bodywork by Alexander Dennis, service Reading’s busiest bus route, the Purple 17. This is the first frequent bus service in the UK that can carry two wheelchair users at once. Read more »

HDCNG Mine Truck Trial to be Discussed at Gas Energy Australia Forum

| Australia, Crestmead QLD

New Acland Mine HDCNG trial truck CAT789CNew Hope Group, an Australian coal-mining and energy company, is trialling a diesel and natural gas hybrid truck at its New Acland Mine on the Darling Downs in southern Queensland. The High Density Compressed Natural Gas truck was developed by Mine Energy Solutions and runs on an advanced dual fuel system. Diesel displacement above 80% has been achieved. Read more »