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 »

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 »

KamAZ Bi-fuel Trucks for Trans-Russia Transport

| Russia: Naberezhnye Chelny

KAMAZ-5490-87 (S5) NEO (Gas-Diesel)KamAZ Leasing has financed the purchase of bi-fuel (natural gas/diesel) trucks for a large Yaroslavl freight forwarding company, Rostov Transport Company LLC, for the transportation of goods across Russia. The term of the lease is five years. Read more »

Natural Gas Vehicles Pay for Coffee Every 100kms – See at Geneva Motor Show

| Switzerland, Vevey
Skoda Octavia Combi G-tec

Skoda Octavia Combi G-tec

Running on natural gas/biogas is currently the best option in Switzerland for saving on vehicle and fuel costs, says Gaznat SA. In addition to running green thanks to the 20% average biogas component of natural gas sold at the pump in Switzerland, this fuel can save up to 40% compared to gasoline, and certainly the price of a coffee every 100km, while the wide range of vehicles available in the market comes with an entry price of less than CHF 10,000 (USD 10,630). Read more »

Egyptian Government Finances Vehicle Conversions to CNG

| Egypt, Cairo | Source: Daily News

Egyptian CNG vehicle conversionThe Egyptian government’s Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority (SMEDA) has signed a contract worth EGP 10m (approx. USD 0.564m) with Natural Gas Vehicles Company (Cargas), to finance a vehicle conversion project.  Read more »

Swiss Salt Powers Internet Service Fleet with CNG

| Switzerland, Renens
New SEAT Leon for Salt (mockup)

New SEAT Leon for Salt (mockup)

Salt Mobile SA (Salt), a Swiss internet service provider, has advised its intention to majorly renew its fleet with vehicles powered by natural gas and biomethane. The company’s goal is to use natural gas/biogas for at least 80% of the kilometres driven. It will begin by switching a “significant portion of its corporate car fleet” within the next six months. Read more »

LADA takes Vesta CNG to Comtrans 2017

| Russia, Tolyatti

LADA Vesta CNGLADA is taking part for the first time at Comtrans 2017, the international commercial vehicle show running from 5 to 9 September in Moscow, where it is presenting the new LADA Vesta CNG as a commercial sedan for corporate clients. The bi-fuel car can operate on Compressed Natural Gas or gasoline. Read more »

Skoda Octavia G-Tec Tested Positive by ADAC

| Germany, Munich

Skoda Octavia G-Tec 2017German automobile club ADAC (Allgemeiner Deutscher Automobil-Club e.V.) has taken a year long look at the Skoda Octavia G-Tec. After 50,000 kms of monitored driving, ADAC has determined that natural gas vehicle technology has developed to the point where there are hardly any restrictions. As such, the club says they are a worthy alternative for people who are dissatisfied with diesel. 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 »

Landi Renzo ‘Successfully’ Crashes CNG MY2017 F-250

| USA, Torrance CA

Landi Renzo crash test Ford MY2017 F-250Landi Renzo USA is committed to meeting it’s safety obligations under US law. That is why is has just destroyed a CNG-modified Ford MY2017 F-250 by crashing it into several barriers to prove the safety of the compressed natural gas powered vehicle and its fuel system. Read more »