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 »

China-to-Russia NGV Rally Concludes in Moscow

| Russia: Moscow | Source: Eugene Pronin

Gas into Motors Rally vehicles at finishThe world’s longest NGV rally ‘Gas into Engines’, crossing China, Qazaqstan (formerly Kazakhstan) and Russia, concluded October 7 in Moscow. 18 OEM LNG and CNG powered vehicles participated in the event which commenced September 4 in Rudong, China. Also concluding it’s journey was a VW Passat CNG which completed a return crossing of the entire Eurasian landmass. 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 »

CWI ISX12N Natural Gas Engine Performance Confirmed in New Study

| Canada: Vancouver BC | Source: Cummins Westport Inc.

HDV in USAAn independent third-party study on the Cummins Westport ISX12N 400 hp natural gas engine has demonstrated that the engine meets and exceeds California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) optional Low NOx standard of 0.02 g/bhp-hr. The study was carried out by The University of California, Riverside College of Engineering Center for Environmental Research and Technology. 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 »

California Ups Weight Limit for Natural Gas HDVs

| USA: Sacramento CA | Source: Government of California

The U.S. State of California last week passed legislation to modify existing state law that sets specified limits on the total gross weight imposed on the highway by a vehicle with any group of 2 or more consecutive axles. By doing so, the law removes the unintended economic restriction upon natural gas and other alt-fuel vehicles with fuel systems heavier than that used for conventional fuels. Read more »

IVECO Sets History-making Tone at IAA with Diesel-free Stand

| Germany: Hannover | Source: IVECO
IVECO Crossway LE NP Bus IAA

Award-winning IVECO Crossway LE NP Bus

IVECO is displaying multiple natural gas powered vehicles as part of its sustainable solutions range at IAA in Hannover this week. Their offering is described as covering the requirements of every business and every mission. It includes many award-winning vehicles, such as the Daily Blue Power ‘Van of the Year’ 2018, the Crossway LE NP ‘Sustainable Bus of the Year’ 2018 and the Stralis NP 460 ‘Low Carbon Truck of the Year’’ 2018. Read more »

Hyundai and H2 Energy MOU Plans First Fleet of Fuel Cell Electric Trucks

| Hyundai | Source: Hyundai

Hyundai FCEV Cargo Truck GraphicHyundai Motor Company affirmed at the ‘IAA Commercial Vehicles 2018’ in Hannover that it has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Swiss hydrogen company H2 Energy (H2E), a company specialized in the production and supply of renewable hydrogen in Switzerland. The MOU focuses on the production of HD fuel cell electric trucks and energy supply. Read more »

First German LNG Retail Station for Shell

| Germany: Hamburg | Source: Shell
Shell opens Hamburg LNG station with Lahuttte and IVECO present

Pierre Lahutte (right), IVECO Brand President, attends the Hamburg opening.

Shell completed the inauguration of its first LNG Retail station for trucks in Hamburg, Germany on September 18, adding another milestone in its journey to roll out LNG for the road transport sector within Europe given the increase in freight traffic on European roads. IVECO was in attendance with the Stralis NP 460. The new LNG station is located in the south of Hamburg at Georgswerder Bogen, an important refueling spot for freight transport near the Hamburg Port. Read more »