Gasum Surveys HDV Companies, Finds Environment Focus Here to Stay

| Finland: Helsinki | Source: Gasum
Volvo FH LNG

Volvo FH LNG at Gasum filling station

​​​​​​​A recent survey analyzed how environmental issues are viewed by Finnish and Swedish heavy-duty vehicle (HDV) fleet owners. According to the results, customers’ environmental expectations have increased in both Finland and Sweden, and 82% of fleet owners in both countries agree that an environment-focused mindset is a permanent phenomenon and not a passing trend. Liquefied natural gas (LNG) and liquefied biogas (LBG) are low-emission fuel alternatives for road transport that are also cost effective. Read more »

100 Iveco Stralis Natural Power Tractors for XPO Logistics

| USA and France | Source: XPO Logistics

XPO bondoufle-gazXPO Logistics, Inc., a leading global provider of transportation and logistics solutions, has made a significant new investment in sustainability with the purchase of 100 Stralis Natural Power Euro VI tractors from IVECO. The new tractors will be dedicated to the company’s less-than-truckload network in France, serving customers in the Greater Lyon and Paris areas and the South West and Northern regions. Read more »

UPS To Add More than 6,000 Vehicles to its Natural Gas Fleet

| USA: Atlanta GA | Source: Agility Fuel Systems and UPS

UPS has announced plans to purchase more than 6,000 natural gas-powered trucks beginning in 2020 and running through 2022. This three-year commitment represents a $450M investment in expanding the company’s alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicle fleet as well as supporting infrastructure. Read more »

Do gas trucks reduce emissions? YES says NGVA Europe

| Belgium: Brussels | Source: NGVA Europe
Volvo FH LNG

Volvo FH LNG at Gasum filling station

The paper Do gas trucks reduce emissions? recently published by T&E (Transport & Environment) has provided NGVA Europe the opportunity to rectify some aspects and complement with educational elements and details about gas in transport. T&E’s conclusions are mainly based on a set of emissions measurement campaigns run by TNO (the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research). However, while reports from TNO are scientifically well proven, NGVA Europe notes the conclusions drawn by T&E are misaligned with the measurements reported. Read more »

Omnitek Engineering Enters Strategic Agreement for 13-Liter Natural Gas Engine

| USA: Vista CA | Source: Omnitek Engineering

Omnitek Engineering Corp. says it has entered into a Securities Purchase Agreement with G.ON Global Investments SRL, a limited liability company organized under the laws of Romania. G.ON Global was established by one of the original founders of Bucharest-based G.ON SRL, an Omnitek Engineering customer who engaged Omnitek in 2018 to develop a more than 400 hp 13-liter heavy-duty natural gas engine for Class 8 truck and bus applications. Read more »

Argentina Approves Major Import Tariff Reduction for Natural Gas Powered Trucks

| Argentina: Buenos Aires | Source: Government of Argentina

Galileo LNG dispenser to Scania TruckThe Government of Argentina has reduced to between 2% and 5% the importation tariffs for trucks powered by Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and biogas/biomethane, and associated components, through Decree 440/2019 as published in the Official Gazette. The Decree brings into effect the ‘Thirty-eighth Additional Protocol’ pertaining to Argentine Standard Agreement No. 00014/2008, which set the previous tariff at 35%. Read more »

IVECO’s New Long-Hauler Offered with Natural Gas

| Spain: Madrid | Source: CNH Industrial

Iveco S-Way The on-road IVECO S-WAY is the first vehicle in the new IVECO WAY heavy range, developed to deliver a complete package of features and services focused on the driver, on sustainability and on an advanced level of connectivity-enabling new customised services. A natural gas version is offered, the only alternative to diesel. Read more »

HAM Pioneers LNG Refuelling in Switzerland for Lidl

| Switzerland and Spain | Source: HAM
HAM Mobile LNG Refueller in Switzerland for Lidl

A Krummen Kerzers Volvo tractor refuels with LNG.

HAM Group, through its subsidiaries HAM Criogénica and Vakuum, has been responsible for designing, building and start-up of two mobile Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) units in Switzerland. The company is the first to provide such a solutions in this country, where until now there has been no LNG service station infrastructure despite the maturity of the market and its use in neighbouring European countries. Read more »

Scania Introduces Euro VI HD NGVs in Colombia

| Colombia: Bogota | Source: El Tiempo

Scania introduces new trucks - image by autocosmos.comScania has included two natural gas powered options to new range of Euro VI truck models being introduced to the Colombian market: the 9-litre (280HP, 320HP and 340 HP – torque 1400 to 1600 Nm) engine and the 13-liter 410 HP engine. Read more »

KAMAZ Dual-Fuel Tractors and NEFAZ Trailers for Stavropol

| Russia: Stavropol | Source: KAMAZ

KAMAZ dual-fuel tractors for StavropolTransportno-ekspeditsionnaya kompaniya Glt (GLT), a freight-forwarding company based in Stavropol, a city in southwestern Russia, has acquired 265 dual-fuel (diesel/natural gas) tractor units from heavy duty vehicle manufacturing company KAMAZ PTC. Director General of KAMAZ PTC, Sergey Kogogin, was on hand last week to oversee a batch delivery. Read more »