Ontario Incentivises Low-Carbon Vehicles for Businesses

| Canada, Toronto ON

Ontario government buildingThe Canadian Province of Ontario is helping businesses reduce their carbon impact through a new program that helps companies buy low-carbon vehicles and fuel-saving devices. This investment is part of Ontario’s Climate Change Action Plan and is funded by proceeds from the province’s cap on pollution and carbon market. Read more »

Spain Approves Incentives for Alt-Fuel Vehicle Purchases

| Spain, Madrid

Spain_IDAE-logoSpain’s Ministry of Energy, Tourism and the Digital Agenda, through the IDAE, last month approved the provision of €35 million (USD 41.5m) for actions aimed at promoting alternative and efficient mobility, which includes an incentive of 20 million euros for the purchase of alternative fuel vehicles ( LPG, natural gas, electricity and fuel cell). Read more »

Colorado Channels VW Settlement toward Alt-Fuel Solutions

| USA, Washington DC | Source: Source: NGVAmerica

Encourages Officials to Maximize NOx Reductions by Investing in NG Technology for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles

Logo-USA_NGVAmericaNGVAmerica, the U.S. organization driving the use of natural gas as a clean, safe and abundant transportation fuel, applauds the State of Colorado for its development of a draft Volkswagen settlement environmental mitigation plan. The plan focuses on maximizing emission benefits for Colorado’s citizens and significantly increases the use of clean alternative fuel technologies like natural gas vehicles. Read more »

Order Book Opens in Germany for Audi A4 and A5 g-tron

| Germany, Ingolstadt

Audi’s order book is now open for the new A4 Avant g-tron and the new A5 Sportback g-tron–two sustainable alternatives in the midsize category. Both models are powered by a bivalent 2.0 TFSI engine developing 170 hp. Read more »

EC Approves Alternative-fuel Funding for Czech Republic

| Belgium, Brussels
Bonett CNG station at the Shell petrol station in Hodonin, Czech Rep.

Bonett CNG station at the Shell petrol station in Hodonin, Czech Rep.

The European Commission (EC) approved a measure this week that will see increased deployment of alternative-fuel vehicles in the Czech Republic. The EC has determined that Czech plans to support the creation of a network of refuelling for low emission vehicles to be in line with EU state aid rules.  Read more »

New Texas Bill Says Government Fleets Must Buy Alt-Fuel

| USA, Austin TX

In the U.S. State of Texas, the Texas Fuels bill recently passed through both the House (HB 1979) and Senate (SB 26). The legislation provides state grants for government entities with more than 15 vehicles to purchase vehicles that use natural gas. State Rep. Brooks Landgraf, co-sponsor of the bill, said that for the first time, Texas will commit to providing state grants for governmental entities to purchase vehicles that utilize the abundant natural gas widely found in the state. Read more »

UPS Raises Bar to 40% Alt-Fuel Fleet by 2025

| USA, Atlanta GA

Fueling UPS CNG TractorGlobal logistics provider UPS, already operating a massive fleet of alternative fuel vehicles, has set aggressive new sustainability goals to add yet more alt-fuel and advanced technology vehicles to its fleet while increasing its reliance on renewable energy sources. The goals are outlined in the company’s 2016 Corporate Sustainability Report. Read more »

Audi Achieves Best Ever Endurance Test for A3 g-tron

| Germany, Ingolstadt

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 »

Volkswagen Introduces 1.0 TGI CNG Engine for Polo

| Germany and Austria

VW 1.0 TGI CNG EngineA key pillar of Volkswagen’s drive system strategy is compressed natural gas (CNG) propulsion technology which the company says it is using to shape the transition to sustainable mobility. Signalling its impetus, the German auto manufacturer is presenting an innovative, compact three-cylinder TGI engine for natural gas propulsion for the VW Polo at the 38th Vienna Motor Symposium this week. Read more »

Alt-Fuel HD Vehicle Purchase Incentives Extended in Québec

| Canada, Montreal QC

As part of its 2030 Energy policy, the Government of Québec has made it a priority to establish the province as a North American leader in the areas of renewable energy and energy efficiency. The newly released budget for 2017 enhances and extends the financial incentives to encourage the freight transportation sector to turn to vehicles with a low carbon footprint, using the existing Écocamionnage program. Read more »