PHEV CNG California Energy Commission Vehicle Program Completed

| USA: Milpitas CA

EDI PHEVCNG Armored TrucksEfficient Drivetrains, Inc. (EDI), a global leader in advanced high-efficiency zero emissions hybrid and electric vehicle drivetrain solutions’ has built a fleet of six Plug-in-Hybrid Electric International-brand armored vehicles for end user fleet Sectran Security. Renewable natural gas (RNG) is employed for range extension. Read more »

Skoda Offers Future Glimpse with Hybrid Vision X at Geneva Motor Show

| Czech Republic, Mladá Boleslav

SKODA 180201-VISION-X-Sketches-3Škoda Auto, the Czech Republic’s largest company and part of the Volkswagen group, will offer a glimpse into future developments for its model range at the International Motor Show in Geneva (6 – 18 March). It is presenting a vehicle with CNG, petrol and electric drive for the first time. Read more »

Nordlaks Selects LNG propulsion and Battery Pack for World-first Wellboat

| Norway, Stokmarknes

Nordlaks fishing wellboat LNG-battery hybridNorwegian aquaculture company Nordlaks has commissioned a liquefied natural gas-propelled wellboat, a fishing vessel with a well for the storage and transport of live fish. It will be world’s first LNG Hybrid wellboat, providing significant environmental and climate benefits. Emissions of CO 2 are reduced by 30% and NOx by 90%. Read more »

Kenworth Shows Hydrogen-Fuelled T680; CNG Hybrid in Development

| USA, Las Vegas NV

Kenworth_T680 ZECT at Port of SeattleKenworth used the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas in January to display its zero-emission T680 day cab equipped with a hydrogen fuel cell. The vehicle is part of the Zero Emission Cargo Transport (ZECT) demonstration project managed through Southern California’s South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD). The company is also working on a natural gas engine project. Read more »

Viking Princess Becomes First LNG Hybrid OSV

| Norway, Bømlo

Viking Princess with LNG hybrid power Eidesvik Offshore’s 5-year old offshore supply vessel (OSV) Viking Princess has until recently been operating with four LNG-powered Wärtsilä engines, with engine loads varying between 90% and 20%.  Now, with new Wärtsilä battery technology, it has returned to supply duties using three engines and a hybrid energy system, delivering significant environmental and economic benefits. Read more »

Scania Cuts Emissions for McDonalds Supply Chain

| Sweden, Södertälje

Scania P340 at McDonaldsHAVI, a global supply chain specialist and Swedish truck manufacturer Scania are actively addressing global climate goals by collaborating on sustainable transport and logistics solution. They are implementing a five year roadmap aimed at making a significant carbon footprint reduction in transport operations to and from McDonald’s restaurants in several European countries. Read more »

COGES LNG Boxship Design Validated and Ready

| Norway, Lillestrøm
PERFECt II, a (computer-gernerated model) - COGES system

PERFECt II, a (computer-generated model)

The Nor-Shipping event in Oslo this week has highlighted Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)’s continued emergence as a viable, cleaner marine fuel. In this instance, project partners ABB (Switzerland), OMT (Denmark), GTT (France), Caterpillar’s Solar Turbines (USA), CMA CGM (France), its subsidiary CMA Ships, and DNV GL (Norway), presented the results of phase II of the PERFECt joint industry project (JIP). Phase II looked to validate the phase I results and develop the concept to a “ready to order” stage. Read more »

Kenworth Explores Hybrid-Electric Trucking with CWI ISL G Near Zero Engine

| USA, Kirkland WA

Kenworth_T680 day-cab hybrid-electric-CNG prototype illustration 2017 Kenworth Truck Company is developing a prototype series hybrid-electric T680 day cab designed to produce near-zero-emissions. The truck will use the currently available Cummins Westport ISL G Near Zero NOx engine fueled by compressed natural gas (CNG) to generate electrical power. Initial track and road testing is expected to start in the fourth quarter. Four more hybrid day cab prototypes will follow in 2018. Read more »

Quiet M-B Buses for IAA Duties in Hannover

| Germany, Stuttgart / Hannover

Mercedes-Benz Citaro CNgVisitor shuttle service at the IAA International Commercial Vehicle Show in Hannover this year will be provided by two quiet, low-emission Mercedes-Benz buses. A Citaro NGT and a Citaro FuelCELL Hybrid will be in operation to transfer visitors around the exhibition site. Read more »

China Yuchai Introduces CNG Hybrid Powertrain for Trucks

| China and Singapore
Dongfeng CNG Hybrid Bus

Dongfeng CNG Hybrid Bus

China Yuchai International Limited (China Yuchai), through its main operating subsidiary Guangxi Yuchai Machinery Company Limited (GYMCL), has introduced China’s first compressed natural gas (CNG)-electric hybrid powertrain system. Following country-wide success with the CNG hybrid bus, the engine manufacturer for on- and off-road applications joined with vehicle manufacturer Dongfeng Motor Corporation to debut China’s first gas-electric hybrid truck. Read more »