Romania’s Antares Group Completes First Vehicle Conversion to CNG

| Romania, Râmnicu Vâlcea

Romania_CNG Conversion by Antares GroupIn Râmnicu Vâlcea, the capital city of Vâlcea County, Romania, the Antares Group has successfully completed the country’s first conversion of a motor vehicle to Compressed Natural Gas (CNG). The success comes after a long training with specialist technicians, both in Italy and Romania. Antares Motors will now offer customers on the Romanian market the opportunity to convert their vehicles to CNG. Read more »

U.S. State of Ohio Opens Way for Alt-Fuel Conversion Grants

| USA, Columbus OH

PG&E Clean Fuel Rebate - CNG RefuelingIn the U.S. State of Ohio, a legislative committee voted recently to approve rules regarding the Alternative Fuels Vehicle Conversion Grant (AFVC) program. This grant will help reduce up-front costs of vehicles powered by natural gas. The AFVC grant will reimburse business owners for a portion of the cost of replacing or converting a vehicle to run on compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied natural gas (LNG) or propane autogas (LPG). Read more »

NGV Numbers Climb in Peru

| Peru, Lima

Conversion to CNG in PeruAccording to the latest statistics made available by Infogas, Peru’s data website under the control of the Ministry of Energy and Mines, Production and Transportation and Communications, the number of natural gas vehicle conversions in the country has reached 0.25 million at the end of November 2017. There are also 305 Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) filling stations, up from 284 at the end of 2016. 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 »

Gas Natural Services and Madrid Taxis to Promote Move to NGVs

| Spain, Madrid

Taxis in a SCAT workshopSpanish energy company Gas Natural Services and the Madrid-based Cooperative Society of Auto Taxi Services (SCAT) have entered into an agreement to promote the use of Compressed Natural Gas (CN) among cooperatives. The agreement also includes initiatives such as the construction of CNG refueling infrastructure for taxis in the facilities of SCAT, among others. Read more »

Fuel Cards to Incentivise Trinidad CNG Adoption

| Trinidad, Pt. Lisas

Trinidad's NGC_and Scotiabank sign AgreementTrinidad’s NGC CNG Company Limited and Scotiabank Trinidad and Tobago Limited have signed an agreement to provide fuel cards to vehicle owners who switch to Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), signalling a growing push to build the national natural gas fuel market. Read more »

NGV Provisions Discussed at UNECE GRPE Meeting in Geneva

| Switzerland, Geneva

UNECE GRPE BannerThe UNECE Working Party on Pollution and Energy (GRPE) is the subsidiary body of the World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29) that prepares regulatory proposals on pollution and energy efficiency to WP.29.  This group of experts, which includes representation from NGV Global, conducts research and analysis to develop emission and energy requirements for vehicles. NGV Global reports here, on the two provisions related to natural gas vehicles (NGV) that were on last week’s agenda in Geneva. Read more »

Landi Renzo USA Adds Ford MY2018 F-150 with CNG

| Italy, Cavriago and USA, Torrance CA

Ford MY2018 F-150Landi Renzo USA is launching its first-ever F-150 Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) product for the all-new MY2018 5.0L gaseous prep engine. The company will be offering several options, including multiple CNG tank configurations and other essential equipment used in fleet operations. Read more »

5000 Hexagon CNG Cylinders for Indonesian Fleets

| Indonesia, Jakarta

CNG Taxi refuelling IndonesiaHexagon Composites’ subsidiary Hexagon Raufoss has recently received orders from PT Autogas in Indonesia for CNG cylinders for conversion of 5,000 taxis and government vehicles to compressed natural gas (CNG). Deliveries are scheduled for second quarter of 2017. Read more »