Spain’s Transportes Agustín Martínez Expands Natural Gas Fleet

| Spain, Madrid

IVECO Stralis NP 400 GNL for Agustin MartinezSpanish freight transporter Transportes Agustín Martínez is firmly committed to road transport vehicles powered by natural gas. 17% of its current fleet uses natural gas. To these vehicles are now added two new IVECO Stralis NP (Natural Power) units. Iveco says the heavy duty model delivers the same power as its diesel equivalent. Read more »

New Heavy-Duty Vehicle Emissions Calculator Launched by Argonne

| USA, Washington DC

HDV Emissions Calculator (logo)Argonne National Laboratory has launched the Heavy-Duty Vehicle Emissions Calculator (HDVEC) at a presentation at FedFleet 2018 in Washington, DC. NGVAmerica President Daniel Gage says: “This calculator demonstrates that allocating funds to deploy low-NOx natural gas vehicles provides the best way to deliver immediate and cost-effective NOx reductions and air quality benefit.” Read more »

Spain’s National Transport Awards 2018 go to Iveco Daily Blue Power and Stralis NP 460

| Spain, Madrid

IVECO receives double award in the National Transport Awards 2018 with its new vehicles Daily Blue Power and Stralis NP 460 natural gasAt Spain’s National Transport Awards event, held in Madrid on January 17, Iveco was acclaimed with two awards for its natural gas vehicles – ‘Industrial Light Vehicle of the Year’ and ‘Truck of the Year’. The awards are conferred by Spanish editorial group Editec, which published specialised transportation journals Transporte 3 and Viajeros.

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Dutch IVECO-dealer Schouten offers Used LNG Tractors

| The Netherlands

Iveco Hi Way NG for saleThe Dutch transport sector is one of the European markets were CNG and LNG as a fuel were adopted several years ago. Transport companies carry out a variety of activities with natural power trucks and make use of the growing number of natural gas filling stations in The Netherlands and surrounding countries. The first Dutch LNG-trucks, approx. 5 years old, have proven the use of CNG and LNG in long haul heavy transport. Read more »

Almost 50% U.S. States Adopt Weight Provision for Natural Gas Trucks

| USA, Washington DC
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NGVAmerica has been prioritising legislative effort across U.S. states for adoption of a weight provision over the past couple of years. In 2017, ten states adopted similar measures for natural gas trucks. 2018 has kicked off with a weight provision signed into law in New Jersey. Read more »

Alt-Fuel Opportunities in BC Cleantech Funding

| Canada, Vancouver BC

GFS dual-fuel Cat Haul TrucksIn British Columbia, the BC Innovation Council (BCIC) has entered into a Trusted Partnership with Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) that will fuel cleantech innovation in BC’s energy, mining and forestry sectors. As stated on the NRCan website, alternative-fuelled vehicle projects qualify for inclusion. Read more »

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 »