Chevrolet 2017 Impala Range Includes Two CNG Models

| USA

Chevrolet Impala 2017Chevrolet’s 2017 Impala Order Guide confirms the auto manufacturer’s intention to continue to provide top quality compressed natural gas (CNG) sedans next year. Chevrolet is offering the Impala with a 3.6L DOHC V6 Bi-Fuel LFR engine (operates on both gasoline and CNG). Read more »

Audi Introduces New A3 Sportback g-tron

| Germany, Ingolstadt

Audi A3 2016Audi has introduced the new Audi A3 which includes the alternative-fuelled variant — the A3 Sportback g-tron. The five-door compact model can use climate-neutrally produced Audi e-gas as fuel, in addition to fossil-based natural gas and renewable biomethane. The 2017 A3 has had a technological makeover starting with new driver assistance systems, newly designed headlights and taillights and an innovative Audi virtual cockpit. Read more »

CNG One Source Moves to Field Testing of CNG Engine Technology

| USA, Erie PA

CNG One Source conversion technology CNG One Source, Inc., a Pennsylvania corporation specialising in Compressed Natural Gas technologies and service, has developed new fuel system technology for CNG engines and for a variety of other fuels. The company is now preparing to test the advancements in the field. Read more »

VW Premieres Caddy TGI 2016 with DSG at Geneva Motor Show

| Switzerland, Geneva and Germany, Hanover

Caddy TGI 2016Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has premiered the new Caddy TGI BlueMotion at the 2016 Geneva International Motor Show. The range of engines on offer include a Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) version specially modified for natural gas fuel. Powered by either CNG or RNG (biomethane or renewable natural gas) the new caddy also comes with options of a five- or six-speed manual gearbox or, for the first time for this segment, a six-speed direct shift gearbox (DSG).  Read more »

Atul Delivers New Three-Wheeler Gemini CNG

| India, Gujarat
ATUL GEMINI CNG

Atul Gemini CNG

Indian manufacturer Atul Auto Limited has showcased its new Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)-powered three-wheeler Gemini at the 14th Auto Expo Motor Show in New Delhi. The company also offers the Atul Gem Paxx  for passenger transportation. Both models are bi-fuel, able to operate on CNG or petrol. Read more »

Westport CNG Systems Certified for Ford MY 2016 Models in U.S.

| Canada, Vancouver BC

Ford F-150 CNG 2016Westport Innovations Inc. has received certification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the dedicated compressed natural gas (CNG) and bi-fuel CNG Westport WiNG™ Power System models of the Ford 5.0L F-150 trucks for Model Year (MY) 2016. This marks the first time that Ford has offered gaseous prep in the 5.0L F-150—the best selling vehicle in both the United States and Canada. Read more »

Westport Launches Bi-Fuel Volvo in Belgium and Luxembourg

| Canada, Vancouver and Belgium, Brussels

Volvo V70 bi-fuel 2016Westport Innovations Inc., engineering advanced natural gas engines and vehicles, has launched Bi-Fuel Volvo cars in Belgium and Luxembourg in connection with Volvo Car Belux. Unveiled for the Belgium market at the 94th European Motor Show in Brussels, the 2016 Volvo V60 Bi-Fuel car will be available for order at participating Volvo dealers in the region from January 2016. Read more »

IMPCO Gains EPA Certification for Ford MY 2016 Bi-Fuel F150 Truck

| USA, Sterling Heights MI
Ford-F150 2016 CNG-prepped pick-up

2016 Ford F150

IMPCO Automotive, a division of IMPCO Technologies, Inc. and a subsidiary of Fuel Systems Solutions, Inc., has received certification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its 2016 Ford F150 (half ton) Pick-Up truck. The truck features the 5.0-Liter TI-VCT V8 engine converted for bi-fuel operation. Read more »

Ford Rolls Off First 2016 F-150 CNG

| USA, Dearborn MI

Ford F-150 CNG 2016Ford has rolled the first clean-burning compressed natural gas (CNG) 2016 Ford F-150 off the assembly line. The CNG/propane-capable half-ton pickup with 5.0-liter Ti-VCT V8 engine is available with a factory-installed, gaseous-fuel prep package that includes hardened valves, valve seats, pistons and piston rings so it can operate on natural gas, propane or gasoline through separate fuel systems. Read more »

Swedish Taxi Operator to Purchase 400 Volvo V70 Bi-Fuel

| Canada and Sweden

Volvo V70 bi-fuel 2016Sweden-based taxi operator Fågelviksgruppen (FVG) has signed an agreement covering the purchase of 400 Volvo V70 Bi-Fuel taxis (fitted with Westport technology and fuel systems) including options to purchase up to 240 more, reports Westport Innovations Inc. together with Volvo Car Sverige and Upplands Motor. Orders for the first 200 vehicles have been received for delivery beginning this year and completion planned for the end of February 2016. Read more »