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 »

Rebro Transport Adopts LNG for LHV Combinations in Northern Europe

| The Netherlands: Rucphen | Source: PitPoint B.V.

Rebro chooses Volvo FH LNG Trucks (2)Rebro Transport Service, from Rucphen in the southern Netherlands, has started using two Volvo LNG trucks. As one of the first transport companies in the Netherlands to focus on transport with an LHV combination, the company is determined to makes its transport service more sustainable through utilising Liquefied Natural Gas fuelled vehicles. 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 »

New DHL Panel Van Combines EV with Fuel Cell for Range Extension

| Germany: Bonn | Source: DHL

Fuel cell EV panel van for DHLAt the Green Tech Festival in Berlin, DHL Express and electric vehicle maker StreetScooter captured attention with their collaboration on a new electric delivery vehicle. The new ‘H2 Panel Van’ will become the first 4.25 tonne electric vehicle with an added fuel cell, which will provide additional power and enable a range up to 500 kilometers. Read more »

CNG Fuels Building Five RNG Stations for 3,000 UK HGVs

| UK: Solihull | Source: CNG Fuels

CNG Fuels dispenser 2017 smCNG Fuels has commenced construction of two new public access renewable biomethane compressed natural gas (Bio-CNG) refuelling stations, two of five due to open in 2019 to cater for soaring demand from HGV operators switching from diesel, the company announced today. The company develops, owns, and operates CNG Refuelling infrastructure and sources 100% Renewable Biomethane (RNG) or Bio-CNG for its stations in the UK. Read more »

UPS to Cut 1 Million Metric Tons GHG with Huge Renewable Natural Gas Purchase

| USA: Atlanta GA | Source: Clean Energy Fuels Corp.

UPS Natural Gas VehicleUPS has entered into an agreement with Clean Energy Fuels Corp. to purchase 170 million gallon equivalents of renewable natural gas (RNG) through 2026. This is the largest commitment for use of RNG to date by any company in the United States, with a range of 22.5 – 25 million gallon equivalents per year. Read more »

ANLA Specifies VAT Exemption for Natural Gas Powered Buses

| Colombia: Bogotá | Source: Gobierno de Colombia, ANLA
Bogota CNG Bus

Bogota CNG bus

Colombia’s Autoridad Nacional de Licencias Ambientales — ANLA (National Authority of Environmental Licences) recently approved environmental certifications for mass transit companies in the country to access tax benefits, incorporating energy sources that are more environmentally friendly. ANLA has confirmed with NGV Global News the exemption is inclusive of buses fuelled by natural gas. Read more »

AMGN Implores Mexican Governments to Support Natural Gas Fuel to Reduce Air Pollution

| Mexico: Mexico City | Source: AMGN
Dirty air over Mexico City 2019

Image courtesy of CAMe

Last week in Mexico, the Environmental Commission of the Megalopolis (Comisión Ambiental de la Megalópolis – CAMe) declared in motion an extraordinary environmental contingency on May 14 due to the excessive fine particles existing in the air (PM2.5). A third of air pollution in the country is generated by the vehicle fleet, so cleaner fuels are required. The Mexican Association of Natural Gas (AMGN) is calling of governments in Mexico to promote widespread adoption of natural gas for cleaner transportation. Read more »

Dallas Transit (DART) Adds More New Flyer Buses to CNG Fleet

| USA: Dallas TX | Source: DART

DART New Flyer XN40Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) has exercised an option to add 41 Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) buses as a follow-up to an order for the same quantity of buses placed with North American bus manufacturer New Flyer in March 2018. The new buses are integral to planned service changes later this summer. Read more »