Scania Euro V1 Natural Gas Tractors now Operating in Mexico

| Mexico: Querétaro | Source: Scania

Scania R410 A6X2NA in MexicoScania, a leading Swedish company in sustainable transport, has introduced the first Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)-powered tractors to Mexico that conform to the Euro VI emissions standard. Scania is committed to natural gas as a fuel for cleaner trucking solutions and all Mexicans will benefit from these heavy duty vehicles that reduce particulate matter (PM10) emissions by up to 99%. Read more »

Canada Issues Updated NGV Roadmap for Medium and HD Transportation Sector

| Canada: Ottawa ON | Source: Canadian Natural Gas Vehicle Alliance

CNGVA Roadmap v2The Canadian Natural Gas Vehicle Alliance (CNGVA) has released a new report titled Natural Gas Use in the Medium and Heavy-Duty Transportation Sector. Following extensive consultations with the natural gas vehicle (NGV) industry and fleet users, this updated report builds on the observations and recommendations of a 2010 report: Natural Gas Use in the Transportation Sector. Read more »

MAN to Supply 75 Lion’s City CNG Buses for Barcelona Metro (TMB)

| Spain: Barcelona | Source: MAN Truck & Bus

MAN_P_Bus_EOT_MAN_Lions_CityThe Metropolitan Transport of Barcelona (TMB) has selected MAN to supply a major order for Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) -powered buses. MAN will deliver the vehicles to the Spanish transport operators by the end of the year. This includes 49 natural gas buses of the MAN Lion’s City type (A21), each with a length of 12 metres, and 26 articulated buses (A23), each 18 metres in length, likewise powered with natural gas. Read more »

Austrian Motorists Enticed with CNG Offer

| Austria: Vienna | Source: OMV

OMV - Porsche agreementInternational energy company OMV and Volkswagen AG subsidiary Porsche Holding GmbH have commenced an initiative to promote Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) as a fuel for mobility. At a joint press conference at the OMV headquarters in Vienna, Hans Peter Schützinger, CEO of Porsche Holding Salzburg and Rainer Seele, OMV Chairman of the Executive Board and CEO, discussed the significance of this fuel and offered a special deal for those considering a CNG vehicle. Read more »

Safe and easy defuelling for natural gas with WEH® Defuelling nozzles 

| Germany: Illertissen | Source: WEH GmbH
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WEH® Defuelling nozzles TK6 CNG, TK21 CNG and TK23 CNG

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Defuelling or emptying CNG cylinders bundles (e.g. for trailers) is a frequent challenge for service technicians. Service staff must be sufficiently trained to ensure that the procedure is performed properly and safely.

When it comes to emptying CNG tanks, a distinction is made between emergency defuelling and defuelling for maintenance purposes, such as for repairs to the natural gas tank. Read more »

91 RNG Trucks to Join Seattle’s Solid Waste Pickup Fleet

| USA: Seattle WA | Source: City of Seattle

Seattle Public Utilities - WM Fleet RNGSeattle Public Utilities (SPU) has rolled out the City’s fossil fuel-free, primary collection fleet. The “Green Fleet” will be made up of close to 200 contractor trucks powered by electricity, renewable natural gas and renewable diesel. The Green Fleet, which includes 91 Waste Management trucks powered by renewable natural gas (RNG) – gas from garbage – will further establish Seattle as a model for US cities in combating climate change. Read more »

New CNG Buses for Barcelona with EIB Financing

| Luxembourg and Spain | Source: European Investment Bank

The City of Barcelona can set about modernising its fleet of public transportation buses following the decision by the European Investment Bank (EIB) to assist Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona (TMB) put 75 new Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) buses into service. Read more »

Aguascalientes Launches 55 CNG Buses under Project YOVOY

| Mexico: Aguascalientes | Source: Government of Aguascalientes

YoVoy CNG Bus in AquascalientesGovernor Martín Orozco Sandoval of the State of Aguascalientes in Central Mexico has launched the YOVOY (tr. “I go”) Mobility Project which has brought into force 55 Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) buses for public transportation. The new buses are expected to reduce air pollutants by up to 1,000 tons each year (as stated by the Secretariat of Sustainability, Environment and Water of the State (SSMAA)). Read more »

Spain’s Empresa Martín Increases CNG Share of Bus Fleet to 80%

| Spain: Madrid | Source: Scania and Castrosua

Empresa Martín SA buses by CastrosuaEmpresa Martín SA, a privately owned public transportation company belonging to Madrid-based Grupo Ruiz, has presented ten buses powered by Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) with Magnus.E bodywork from Castrosua and on Scania K-280 UB 4 × 2 chassis. Read more »

IVECO France Offers Purchase Parity for Eurocargo NP

| France: Trappes | Source: IVECO France

IVECO Eurocargo NPIVECO France has addressed the pricing disparity between the Eurocargo NP and Eurocargo diesel by ensuring both are available at the same price, achieved through re-configuring their product options and by taking into account available incentives. In this way, the transition to more ecological operations is supported. Read more »