IVECO Introduces Natural Power Range to Argentine Market

| Argentina: San Nicolás | Source: IVECO Argentina

IVECO Argentina 50 year commemorationIVECO has brought its Natural Power range of commercial vehicles to Argentina, a major development for the country which until recently has held firmly to vehicle conversions as the way to access alternative fuels. The introduction of natural gas powered OEM vehicles will support the nation’s  growing commitment and investment for sustainable, cleaner alternatives. Read more »

Traxión’s 100 Hyundai CNG Buses Celebrated at AltFuels Mexico

| Mexico: Mexico City | Source: Hyundai and local agencies

Hyundai Super Aero CityEarlier this year, Mexican transportation and logistics company Traxión acquired 100 natural gas buses manufactured by Neohyundai México, to be operated in the vicinity of Tijuana. A symbolic delivery took place at Altfuels Mexico 2019,  between Gino Saer, General Director and CEO of Hyundai Trucks and Buses, and Elías Dana, Director of Traxión. Imported from Korea, these are the company’s first CNG buses. Read more »

City of Pernik in Bulgaria Issues Tender for 13 CNG Buses

| Bulgaria: Sofia | Source: Pernik Municipal Public Transport Co.

Bulgaria - buses in PernikIn Pernik, a city in western Bulgaria, Pernik Municipal Public Transport Company has issued a tender document for the supply of thirteen low floor buses powered by Compressed Natural Gas (CNG). Deadline for submission of tenders or requests to participate is April 8th 2019. Read more »

VW Adds Improved Engine and Extra CNG to Golf Variant TGI

| Germany: Wolfsburg | Source: Volkswagen AG
VW Golf Variant TGI natural gas

New Volkswagen Golf Variant TGI with three natural gas tanks

Volkswagen’s natural gas strategy continues to gain ground with the announcement that the Golf Variant TGI now joins the Polo TGI and Golf TGI as being available with a new eco-friendly natural gas engine and extended range using Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) or RNG. Read more »

Bulgarian Municipality Issues Tender for 8 CNG Buses

| Bulgaria: Gabrovo | Source: Gabrovo Municipality

MAN CNG bus of Gabrovo municipality fleetIn the Bulgarian municipality of Gabrovo, Municipal Passenger Transport Company Ltd has issued a tender document for the supply of eight low floor buses powered by Compressed Natural Gas (CNG). The value of the acquisition is estimated at 3.47 million levs (USD 2 million/ EUR 1.79 million), excluding VAT. Read more »

Howard Tenens Adds CNG Scania Rigids to Fleet

| United Kingdom: Thrupp | Source: Howard Tenens
Howard Tenens CNG Scania

Howard Tenens CNG Scania (image: Motortransport.co.uk)

Howard Tenens, has taken delivery of two 26 tonne 340 BHP dedicated CNG (compressed natural gas) rigids from Scania, bringing the total number of dedicated gas vehicles to four. The purchase of the two vehicles was made following the highly successful trial of two Scania 26 tonne gas rigids which began in October 2017. Read more »

Mexico Geared for Exponential NGV Growth

| Mexico: Mexico City | Source: AMGNV and AltFuels
AltFuels Mexico presentation by AMGNV's president Bayona

Andrés Bayona, president AMGNV at AltFuels opening.

During the 2018 edition of AltFuels Mexico, the Mexican Association of NGV, CNG, LNG and Biogas (AMGNV) was officially launched. This year it stands as a major supporter of AltFuels Mexico 2019. The association estimates that more than 15 thousand vehicles converted to Natural Gas Vehicles (NGV) are already circulating in Mexico, made up of approximately 45% taxis, 15% passenger transport and 40% freight transport. Read more »

Calgary Opens Largest North American Transit Facility for Natural Gas Buses

| Canada, Calgary AB | Source: City of Calgary; CNGVA

Calgary Transit Stoney Facility bus hoistIn the Canadian province of Alberta, the City of Calgary is celebrating the opening of its long awaited massive new bus storage and maintenance facility for Calgary Transit – the largest indoor Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) bus fueling complex in North America and one of the largest in the world. Investing in the facility means Calgarians now have access to a more effective and environmentally friendly transit system. Read more »

New Near-Zero Emissions Natural Gas Trucks Funding for Southern California Fleets

| USA: Los Angeles CA | Source: SoCalGas

SoCalGas Fueling Station with Heavy-duty TruckSouthern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas), the primary provider of natural gas to the region of Southern California, is helping California fleets obtain funding for the purchase of new near-zero emissions heavy-duty natural gas trucks. Fleets operating within the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) are able to apply for incentive funding to replace diesel trucks with new near-zero emissions natural gas trucks through the Carl Moyer Program. Read more »

Maruti Suzuki Achieves 26% Improved Fuel Economy with new ‘WagonR S-CNG’

| India: New Delhi | Source: Maruti Suzuki India Ltd
Maruti Suzuki introduces cleaner, greener and environment friendly 'WagonR S-CNG'

Maruti Suzuki introduces ‘WagonR S-CNG’

To further strengthen its green technology footprint in India, Maruti Suzuki India Limited has launched the new WagonR S(Smart)-CNG. The CNG powered WagonR will be available in the Lxi variant of the 1.0 litre engine offering best-in-class mileage of 33.54km/kg. The technology delivers 26% better fuel economy than the previous version. Read more »