IVECO’s 1,000th Stralis NP 400hp Truck goes to Germany’s First CO2 Neutral Fleet

| Germany and Italy

Iveco Stralis NP VERBIO Logistik GmbHIveco, part of CNH Industrial, has supplied five Stralis NP trucks to VERBIO Logistik GmbH (a subsidiary of VERBIO Vereinigte BioEnergie AG). VERBIO will run the new vehicles on biomethane generated from straw, taking a significant step towards CO₂ neutral transport in heavy goods vehicles. This supply also marks an important milestone for IVECO: the 1,000th Stralis NP delivered. Read more »

GFS Corp to Convert Mexican Mine Haul Trucks to LNG

| USA, Weston FL

Komatsu 930E Haul TruckGFS Corp, a developer of systems that allow large, high horsepower diesel engines to operate on a dual-fuel combination of natural gas and diesel, in mid-December announced it is set to convert Komatsu 930E haul trucks to LNG operation at a mine in Mexico. The company’s EVO-MT® 9300 System allows large mining equipment to use LNG in place of diesel fuel to save money and to reduce emissions.  Read more »

Tata Motors and Westport Fuel Systems Aim for Bharat Stage VI

| Canada and India

Westport Fuel Systems Inc. entered into a development and supply agreement last week with India’s Tata Motors Limited for their 4 cylinder and 6 cylinder natural gas spark-ignited commercial vehicle engine family to meet the Indian Government’s new Bharat Stage VI (BS-VI) emission standards, scheduled to take effect in April of 2020. Read more »

Transnugon Gains 17% with Allison Transmission and LNG

| Spain, Madrid

Transnugon increases efficiency of natural gas vehicles with Allison transmissionsTransnugon SL, a Spanish transportation company whose headquarters are located in Alaquás (Valencia), had added to its fleet trucks that use Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) as fuel. Combining a clean source of energy with fully automatic Allison transmissions has proven to be the perfect combination, Allison states. The transport company’s Scania liquefied natural gas (LNG) trucks with Allison Automatics save about 7 percent more fuel than fleet vehicles with automated manual transmissions (AMTs). Read more »

KAMAZ New Plant Produces 1000th Gas-Engine Vehicle

| Republic of Tatarstan, G. Naberezhnye Chelny

KAMAZ celebrates 1000th gas-engine vehicle at new plantTatarstan’s heavy vehicle manufacturer PJSC KAMAZ has celebrated the release of the 1000th gas engine vehicle in its new production building. The jubilee truck was four-wheel drive KAMAZ-43114 — a 15-ton class, multipurpose truck which operates with compressed natural gas (CNG). The vehicle was handed over to of the PJSC Gazprom as the proud owner. Read more »

Gasum Plans Nordic LNG Filling Station Expansion in 2018

| Finland, Espoo

Gasum LNG filling stationGasum, the Finnish energy gas company, is pursuing its vision of building a Nordic gas ecosystem by planning to enter the Swedish and Norwegian traffic sectors next year, focusing on liquified gas for heavy-duty vehicles. Switching fuels in this segment from diesel to either liquefied biogas (LBG) or natural gas (LNG) will have a significant impact in reducing carbon dioxide (CO2), nitrogen oxide (Nox), particles and noise emissions.  Read more »

Iveco Stralis NP x 1,000 for Jacky Perrenot by 2020

| France, Lyon

Iveco Stralis NPOne of the largest transport firms in Europe, Jacky Perrenot, has ordered 250 IVECO Stralis NP heavy trucks, with nearly 200 to feature the new Cursor 13 460 hp natural gas engine. The French company announced the order at the Solutrans trade show in Lyon, adding to the 250 Stralis NP 400 hp vehicles ordered last year. Read more »

Parisienne Haulier Chooses Scania 13-litre CNG Trucks

| France, Paris

STAF fleet, FranceWith its strong environmental goals, it is not surprising that French food distribution haulier STAF was eager to become Scania’s first customer for the new 13-litre compressed gas engine truck. “I’d like to get at least another 50 vehicles as soon as Scania can deliver,” says owner and Managing Director Kara Mendjel. Read more »

GFS-Corp to Convert Terex Mine Haulers to LNG

| USA, Weston FL and India

Terex TR100GFS Corp, a worldwide leader in the development of systems that allow large, high horsepower diesel engines to operate on a combination of natural gas and diesel fuel, is to convert six Terex Unit Rig 4400 trucks for a mine operator in India. The conversion will use GFS Corp’s newly developed EVO-MT® System. Read more »

Scania Scores Distribution Category for 2018 Sustainable Truck of the Year

| Italy, Trento

Scania P Series - Sustainable Truck of 2018 (Distribution)The Scania gas-fuelled P-series truck has been selected as Sustainable Truck of the Year 2018 in Italy for the Distribution category. The Italian award is organized by Vado e Torno, one of the main trucking magazines in Italy. Read more »