Hermes is First UK Parcel Carrier to Order 100% Renewable Gas HGVs

| United Kingdom | Source: Hermes

Hermes Launches IVECO StralisThe UK division of Hermes Europe GmbH, the consumer delivery specialist, has placed the largest ever initial order of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) vehicles in 2018 in the UK, and is the first parcel carrier to have ordered the fleet of HGV tractor units running on 100% renewable biomethane, a renewable natural gas. Read more »

Naturgas to Stimulate CNG Uptake for Colombia’s Aburrá Valley

| Colombia: Medellín | Source: Naturgas

Colombia_EPM segundo-distribuidor-gasThe president of the Colombian Natural Gas Association, Orlando Cabrales Segovia, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding that seeks to promote the consumption of cleaner energy sources such as natural gas for mobility in the Aburrá Valley, in Colombia’s populous Andean Region. According to the president the primary objective is to promote a cleaner automotive fleet in this environmentally sensitive area. Read more »

Alimerka Adds First Scania 13-Litre LNG-Powered Unit to NGV Fleet

| Spain: Lugo de Llanera | Source: Scania

Scania 13L LNG Truck for AlimerkaThe Spanish supermarket chain Alimerka is the first in Europe to incorporate into its fleet the Scania 13 litre tow truck in Europe with the recently introduced Scania OC13 13-liter natural gas engine. The Liquefied Natura Gas (LNG)-fueled unit, Alimerka pushes its LNG-powered fleet to 46 Scania trucks, representing 61% of the total fleet of vehicles of the Asturian distribution company. Read more »

Hoyer Considers Bulk Logistics with LNG and IVECO

| Germany: Hamburg | Source: IVECO

IVECO Stralis NP for HoyerThe international logistics company HOYER, one of the world’s leading bulk logistics providers, is exploring the potential environmental benefits of introducing vehicles with engines that use the alternative fuel LNG (liquefied natural gas) into its road operations in the near future. For testing purposes, IVECO has handed over a Stralis 440S40 NP type truck. Read more »

Multiple CNG Projects Receive US Federal Transit Admin Funding

| USA: Washington | Source: Federal Transit Administration

USA FTA logoThe US Federal Transit Administration (FTA), a Division of the Department of Transport, has allocated funding to improve the safety and reliability of America’s bus systems and enhance mobility for transit riders. Recipients of the funding allocated from FTA’s Buses and Bus Facilities Infrastructure Investment Program, include many natural gas for transportation projects. Read more »

Naturgy and Fiat Professional Join to Push Sustainable Mobility in Spain

| Spain: Madrid | Source: Naturgy
Signing by Naturgy and Fiat Professional

Raffele Brustia (Fiat) and Alfonso del Río (Naturgy)

International energy company Naturgy and auto manufacturer Fiat have signed a strategic agreement to promote natural gas as a fuel for light commercial vehicles in Spain. Through innovative projects they will develop new infrastructure for refueling and expand the use of vehicles that use this energy. Read more »

Madrid Adds 276 Mercedes Benz Natural Gas Buses

| Germany and Spain | Source: Daimler

Mercedes-Benz Citaro for EMTEMT, the transport company of the Spanish capital Madrid, is set to receive a total of 276 Mercedes-Benz Citaro NGT urban buses with natural gas drive in the next two years. This will be the fourth major order from Madrid in quick succession. 672 environmentally friendly Citaro NGT buses will soon be in service in Madrid. Read more »

NGV Rally Crosses Border Into Russia

| Russia: St. Petersburg | Source: Gazprom

2018 Blue Corridor Rally enters Russia (2) The participants of ‘Gas into Motors’, the world’s longest rally for NGVs powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG), have crossed the border between Kazakhstan and Russia as they journey toward St. Petersburg. With 7,193 kilometers of Chinese and Kazakh roads behind them, the rally participants – a total of 15 trucks, cars and buses fueled mostly by LNG, as well as mobile NGV refuelers – will travel 2,688 kilometers across Russia.  Read more »

Waberer’s Eyes IVECO CNG and LNG Trucks for International Fleet

| Hungary and Italy | Source: IVECO
Waberers with Stralis NP 460

IVECO Stralis NP 460

Budapest-based Waberer’s International, Shell and Danube Truck Ltd (IVECO’s sole distributor in Hungary), has concluded a successful gas fueled vehicle test series in full truckload (FTL) transportation in the last two months. Due to the excellent operation data and environmental impact assessments, Waberer’s is willing to enlarge its 4,400 strong fleet with LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) and CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) powered IVECO trucks. Read more »

First IVECO BioCNG Truck with e-Hybrid Concrete Mixer

| Germany: Hannover | Source: IVECO

IVECO 400 hp Stralis X-WAY Natural Power with CIFA concrete unitIVECO and CIFA broke new ground on IVECO’s Diesel-free/Low Emissions Area stand at IAA Commercial Vehicles (IAA) 2018 exhibition by presenting the first vocation-specific 400 hp Stralis X-WAY Natural Power truck powered by a compressed natural gas (CNG) engine and equipped with a CIFA electric concrete mixer. The combination offers a 100% zero Diesel, zero oil solution. Read more »