NGVA Europe Comments on Proposed CO2-limiting Regulations for HDVs

| Belgium: Brussels | Source: NGVA Europe

Sweden traffic imageThe European Commission has proposed new limits to CO2 emissions from heavy-duty vehicles. NGVA Europe says the proposed targets represent a real challenge for the industry: average CO2 emissions from new lorries and tractors foresee an intermediate step already in 2025 with a reduction of 15% compared to 2019. The proposal further seeks to make the reduction 30% by 2030. Read more »

SMET Spain Acquires Ten LNG-powered IVECO Stralis NP

| Spain

IVECO Stralis for SMETEuropean integrated logistics provider SMET’s Spanish division has acquired its first ten natural gas powered IVECO Stralis NP 400, thereby intensifying its support for sustainable transportation. SMET is no stranger to natural gas vehicles, having collaborated with IVECO to trial and subsequently purchase Iveco natural gas powered tractors in 2015 in Italy.  Read more »

KamAZ Bi-fuel Trucks for Trans-Russia Transport

| Russia: Naberezhnye Chelny

KAMAZ-5490-87 (S5) NEO (Gas-Diesel)KamAZ Leasing has financed the purchase of bi-fuel (natural gas/diesel) trucks for a large Yaroslavl freight forwarding company, Rostov Transport Company LLC, for the transportation of goods across Russia. The term of the lease is five years. Read more »

IVECO Launches Natural Gas Vehicle Range in Japan

| Italy: Turin and Japan: Yokohama

IVECO team launches NG vehicles at Truck Show in YokohamaIVECO has launched its natural gas powered vehicle range on the Japanese market with a display of the Stralis NP 400 and the Daily Blue Power Family at the Japan Truck Show in Yokohama, open from May 10th to 12th. The Stralis NP 400 is the first ever Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) truck ready for sale in Japan. Read more »

Total and Clean Energy to Drive Deployment of Natural Gas HD Trucks in USA

| France: Paris and USA: Newport Beach CA
Andrew Littlefair, CEO of Clean Energy, and Patrick Pouyanné, CEO of Total

Andrew Littlefair, CEO of Clean Energy, and Patrick Pouyanné, CEO of Total

Total SA and Clean Energy Fuels Corp. today announced that the two companies have entered into a broad strategic agreement to drive deployment of new natural gas heavy-duty trucks. Total has agreed to purchase up to 50.8 million shares of Clean Energy’s common stock for $83.4 million, to become Clean Energy’s largest stockholder with ownership of 25% of Clean Energy’s outstanding shares of common stock. Read more »

More than 500 CNG and LNG Vehicles for France’s Jacky Perrenot

| Italy: Turin and France: Paris

IVECO NaturalPower rangeFrench transportation and logistics company Perrenot Group has acquired six IVECO Stralis X-WAY NP, signing the deal at Intermat Paris in late April. Perrenot is seeking to replace diesel with industry-leading natural gas technology for its construction logistics fleet. This agreement comes on the back of the order for 250 Stralis NP the logistics operator placed during the Solutrans show in November 2017. Read more »

Scania Boosts XT Range with CNG Truck for Construction Industry

| Sweden: Södertälje

Scania XT CNG for construction industry - cylinder mountingFollowing the successful launch of the new generation XT construction range, Scania has now expanded its product offer with natural gas-powered XT trucks. With these new trucks, Scania has developed a sustainable alternative for the construction industry, with significantly-reduced carbon emissions. Read more »

American Brewer to Convert Entire Dedicated Fleet to Renewable Power by 2025

| USA: St Louis MO and Salt Lake City UT

Anheuser-Busch plans H2-electric semi trucksAnheuser-Busch and Nikola Motor Company today announced that America’s leading brewer has placed an order for up to 800 hydrogen-electric powered semi-trucks from the pioneer in hydrogen-electric renewable technology. The zero-emission trucks — which will be able to travel between 500 and 1,200 miles and be refilled within 20 minutes, reducing idle time — are expected to be integrated into Anheuser-Busch’s dedicated fleet beginning in 2020. Read more »

First Truck with CWI 12L Near Zero Natural Gas Engine Goes to California’s AJR Trucking

| USA: Long Beach CA
AJR Trucking receives Kenworth with CWI NZ 12 litre engine ACT Expo May2018

AJR Trucking T680 with Cummins Westport ISX12N

AJR Trucking, a California supplier of transportation services to the USPS for over 30 years, received the keys to the first truck equipped with the Cummins Westport 12-liter ISX12N engine. The ISX12N is the only engine to be certified by the California Air Resources Board as meeting the California Air Resources Board’s toughest optional Low NOx standard, which is 90% cleaner than current federal EPA emission standards. Read more »

Kenworth ZECT and HECT Technology at ACT Expo 2018

| USA: Long Beach CA
Kenworth T680 HECT at ACT Expo

Kenworth T680 HECT (Image: ACT Expo 2018)

Kenworth trucks incorporating the latest green emission technologies designed to help fleets and truck operators address requirements for emission reduction have been on display this week at Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo in Long Beach, California. Two special Kenworth T680 day cabs, the HECT (Hybrid Electric Cargo Transport) and the ZECT (Zero Emission Cargo Transport) attracted plenty of interest. Read more »