ACT Research Notes Upsurge in Class 8 Natural Gas Truck Sales

| USA: Columbus IN | Source: ACT Research
Momentum 120DGE Tailgate

Momentum 120DGE Tailgate refuse vehicle

US and Canadian Class 8 Natural Gas truck retail sales for the first five months of 2019 gained 43% year-to-date, according to a recent quarterly report (AFQ: Alternative Fuels Quarterly) released by North American commercial vehicle market analyser ACT Research. Year-to-date sales at this point in 2018 were down 18%, following a 13% full-year increase in 2017. Read more »

Datrans Chooses Volvo FH LNG Tractors for 24-hour Transportation

| The Netherlands: Wanssum | Source: Volvo Trucks

FH LNG tractors for transport company datransDatrans Netherlands from Wanssum, a village in the Dutch province of Limburg, has added two Volvo FH 420 LNG 4×2 tractors to its fleet. The transport company wants to make a contribution to cleaner transport. The decisive factor in choosing to invest in Volvo LNG trucks now is the fact that no Maut (truck toll) has to be paid in Germany. Read more »

Hunts Point First to Offer RNG in New York City

| USA: Hunts Point NY | Source: Clean Energy Fuels Corp

Clean Energy Hunts Point NYHunts Point, located on a peninsula in the South Bronx of New York City, is home to the first gas filling station in New York City to exclusively offer renewable natural gas (RNG) for medium- and heavy-duty vehicle fleets. The station is owned and operated by Clean Energy Fuels Corp., the leading provider of natural gas fuel for transportation in North America. Read more »

HAM Pioneers LNG Refuelling in Switzerland for Lidl

| Switzerland and Spain | Source: HAM
HAM Mobile LNG Refueller in Switzerland for Lidl

A Krummen Kerzers Volvo tractor refuels with LNG.

HAM Group, through its subsidiaries HAM Criogénica and Vakuum, has been responsible for designing, building and start-up of two mobile Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) units in Switzerland. The company is the first to provide such a solutions in this country, where until now there has been no LNG service station infrastructure despite the maturity of the market and its use in neighbouring European countries. Read more »

Estonia’s Largest CNG Filling Station Opens in Tartu

| Estonia: Tartu | Source: AS Alexela

AlexelaGaasitankla_KiurKaasik-9 CNG station in TartuEstonia’s largest CNG (compressed natural gas) filling station with 48 refuelling units will be opened this week in the eastern city of Tartu, to serve the city’s new public transportation fleet of CNG-powered buses. The station is operated by Estonian energy company AS Alexela and will refuel buses of the Go Bus transport company. Read more »

Hydrogen Station for Bus Fleet Inaugurated in Northern France

| France: La Motte-Fanjas | Source: McPhy Energy SA

McPhy SMTAG Station hydrogen bus Jun2019In the presence of the project’s partners on Friday June 21 in Houdain, the Artois-Gohelle transport authority (SMT-AG) inaugurated France’s first refueling station for hydrogen buses. The entire clean hydrogen production, storage and distribution chain is being equipped with technologies supplied by McPhy Energy SA, a global specialist in hydrogen production and distribution equipment. Read more »

Central Florida’s LYNX Contracts up to 75 CNG Buses from New Flyer

| USA: St. Cloud MN | Source: New Flyer

Florida LYNXCentral Florida Regional Transportation Authority (LYNX) has issued a new contract for up to 75 compressed natural gas (CNG) Xcelsior® sixty-foot, heavy-duty transit buses from New Flyer of America, Inc. (New Flyer), with a firm order for 25 buses and options to purchase up to an additional 50 buses. Read more »

KAMAZ Dual-Fuel Tractors and NEFAZ Trailers for Stavropol

| Russia: Stavropol | Source: KAMAZ

KAMAZ dual-fuel tractors for StavropolTransportno-ekspeditsionnaya kompaniya Glt (GLT), a freight-forwarding company based in Stavropol, a city in southwestern Russia, has acquired 265 dual-fuel (diesel/natural gas) tractor units from heavy duty vehicle manufacturing company KAMAZ PTC. Director General of KAMAZ PTC, Sergey Kogogin, was on hand last week to oversee a batch delivery. Read more »

Cheboksary Marks ‘Russia Day’ with Thirteen LOTOS 105 CNG Buses

| Tatarstan: Cheboksary | Source: RariTEK Group

Lotos 105 x 13 for Tatarstan (Cheboksary)On the eve of Russia Day (June 12), 13 units of Russian-made city bus model LOTOS 105 were handed over in Cheboksary, a city in western Russia on the Volga River. The reception and commissioning of the new passenger buses took place as part of the Day of Russia celebration in the capital of the Chuvash Republic. Read more »

Colombia Reports on Growth of Heavy Duty NGVs

| Colombia: Bogotá D.C. | Source: Asociación Colombiana de Gas Natural en Colombia

Colombia tractomula (image by Naturgas)The president of the Colombian Association of Natural Gas – Naturgas, Orlando Cabrales Segovia, delivered figures on the estimated growth of dedicated heavy duty vehicles powered by natural gas at the international mobility event: Latam Mobility Summit Medellín 2019. Read more »