IVECO Showcases Zero-oil Refrigeration Innovations at SITL 2019

| France: Trappes | Source: IVECO France and Transicold
IVECO at SITL

The 400-hp Stralis NP carrier: a 26-ton first-time Carrier Transicold Supra® CNG technology.

SITL, France’s major transport, logistics and supply chain solutions trade show, is home to the French Association for Natural Gas for Vehicles (AFGNV) this week. There is renewed interest in France in the use of natural and renewable gas for transportation and IVECO is displaying its related product at the AFGNV pavilion. Read more »

Kinetrex Energy Mobile LNG Refueler Earns “Driver of Change” Award

| USA: Indianapolis IN | Source: Kinetrex Energy

Kinetrex LNG mobile refuelerKinetrex Energy, a U.S. LNG supply company based in Indianapolis, Indiana, is the recipient of a 2019 “Driver of Change” award for its innovative mobile Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) fueling system. Greater Indiana Clean Cities Coalition recognizes fleets as part of its annual Clean Fleet Awards, and in this instance acknowledged Kinetrex for its fueling system which is designed to easily transport and fuel fleets with environmentally-friendly LNG. Read more »

John Lewis Partnership to Switch HD Fleet to Biomethane by 2028

| United Kingdom: London | Source: John Lewis Partnership

John Lewis Waitrose Workshop HD vehiclesIn the UK, the John Lewis Partnership has declared its goal to reduce operational greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050 at the latest, without purchasing offsets, in line with the pathway set by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to limit global warming to 1.5C. Biomethane-powered trucks will are a significant component of the company’s sustainability strategy. Read more »

Juárez in Mexico Adds 80 CNG RAM Patrol Vehicles

| H. Ayuntamiento de Juárez | Source: H. Ayuntamiento de Juárez
RAM CNG Vehicle for Juarez SSPM

RAM CNG Vehicle for Juarez SSPM

The Municipal Government of Juárez, a Mexican city that is unfortunately renowned for its seriously high murder rate, has moved to safeguard its citizens with vehicles powered by Compressed Natural Gas. The city has leased 400 new patrol units for the Public Security Secretariat (SSPM) fleet, eighty (20%) of which have been or are in the process of being converted to CNG. Read more »

DHL Freight Trials First LNG truck with Mega Trailer in Germany

| Germany: Bonn | Source: Deutsche Post DHL Group
IVECO Stralis NP for DHL in Germany

Foto: Andreas Heddergott

DHL Freight, one of the leading providers of road freight services in Europe, has deployed one of the very first liquefied natural gas (LNG)-powered Iveco Stralis long-haul trucks capable of towing a mega trailer. During a year-long trial period the truck will operate as a daily shuttle between DHL’s logistics center and a BMW Group production plant in southern Germany. Read more »

SEAT Adds 173 CNG Models to its Car-sharing Fleet

| Spain: Madrid | Source: Respiro and Diariomotor
SEAT Leon 1.5 TGI EVO

CNG-powered Leon now available with a new 1.5 TGI Evo engine

In February 2018, SEAT fully acquired Madrid car-sharing company Respiro with the intention of becoming a benchmark mobility solutions provider. Included in SEAT planning was the gradual replacement of existing rent-by-the-hour vehicle stock with SEAT models powered by Compressed Natural Gas. That day has arrived. Read more »

Giessener Buses Use Only Renewable Natural Gas

| Germany: Giessen | Source: MIT.BUS

Mit.Bus MAN RNG bus in GiessenPublic transportation company MIT.BUS GmbH, located in Giessen in central Germany, has commissioned ten new vehicles powered by natural gas. All 54 vehicles in the MIT.BUS fleet now drive with environmentally friendly bio natural gas (RNG), thus ensuring cleaner air in the city. Read more »

New Flyer Unveils Xcelsior CHARGE H2™ Bus

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

New Flyer Xcelsior CHARGE H2New Flyer of America Inc. and New Flyer Industries Canada ULC (together “New Flyer”), have unveiled the Xcelsior CHARGE H2™ fuel cell-electric heavy-duty transit bus. Both the forty-foot and sixty-foot model have successfully completed the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Model Bus Testing Program at Altoona, Pennsylvania. 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 »