Natural Gas for Trucks Promoted by German Transport Ministry

| Germany: Berlin
Iveco Stralis NP at Ulm LNG Station by Liqvis

First LNG Station in Germany (Ulm, 2016)

Germany’s Federal Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer earlier this month presented funding guidelines for subsidies for energy-efficient, low-carbon trucks using Compressed (CNG) and Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). Transport companies are now awaiting notice about commencement from the Federal Office for Freight Transport (BAG) as fund manager, expected mid-July. Strong interest is anticipated. Read more »

ALDI South Field-testing Iveco Natural Gas Trucks in Germany

| Germany: Mülheim an der Ruhr

ALDI SOUTH launches long-term test with natural gas trucksThe ALDI SÜD group of companies in Germany’s west is testing four natural gas trucks in daily goods traffic. Over a period of five years, it will be shown to what extent the climate-friendly drive technology can be used as an alternative to diesel models. The natural gas trucks operate in the catchment area of ​​four ALDI SÜD regional companies. Read more »

Stuttgart Adds More Mercedes-Benz Econic NGTs for Waste Collection

| Germany: Stuttgart

Mercedes-Benz Econic NGT 2630Waste Management Stuttgart (AWS) is very aware that it operates in a city challenged by excessive particulate matter pollution and where the city managers are formulating the terms and scope of a diesel ban, an action recently upheld by Germany’s Federal Administrative Court. To navigate the city for environmentally sensitive collection of waste requires specialised vehicles and a Euro VI natural gas fuelled solution is meeting the brief. Read more »

Pittsburgh Carrier Will Trial Mack Anthem Natural Gas Test-Tractors

| USA: Greensboro NC

Mack Anthem with CWI Near Zero enginePittsburgh-based carrier Pitt Ohio will test two Mack Anthem® highway tractors equipped with Cummins Westport ISX12N natural gas engines. They will be tested during the next year as part of an ongoing commitment to reducing the environmental impact of their fleet through the use of alternative fuels. Read more »

Isuzu Large LNG Truck Demo and Filling Station Launch on June 1

| Japan: Osaka

Isuzu LNG truckIsuzu has confirmed it will begin full-fledged public road demonstration of its first large-scale LNG truck in Japan. In advance of the demonstration, the Japanese vehicle manufacturer will hold the opening ceremony of the LNG refueling station and the departure ceremony of the large LNG truck in Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture on Friday, June 1. Read more »

Spanish Food Transporter Goes with LNG and IVECO

| Spain: Dodro, Coruña

IVECO Stralis NP for Casais y CiaCasais y Cía S.L., a Spanish company specialising in the national and international transport of food, has set about transforming its fleet to cleaner operations by acquiring 18 Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) -powered IVECO Stralis NP 400.  Read more »

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 »