Spain Approves Incentives for Alt-Fuel Vehicle Purchases

| Spain, Madrid

Spain_IDAE-logoSpain’s Ministry of Energy, Tourism and the Digital Agenda, through the IDAE, last month approved the provision of €35 million (USD 41.5m) for actions aimed at promoting alternative and efficient mobility, which includes an incentive of 20 million euros for the purchase of alternative fuel vehicles ( LPG, natural gas, electricity and fuel cell). Read more »

French Government Plans to Boost Port Competitiveness with LNG Marine Fuel

| France, Le Havre

Edouard Phillipe CMA at AEM2017Participants at the Assises de la Economie de la Mer at Le Havre this week were addressed by Édouard Philippe, Prime Minister of France, who shared his vision of a revitalised French maritime sector. With its ports far from dominant in European and international trade, new thinking, supportive policy and and a clear focus on new energy, in particular, LNG marine fuel, are required, the PM said. Read more »

Skoda Offers Bye-Bye Bonus for CNG Vehicles

| Germany
Skoda Octavia G-Tec CNG

Skoda Octavia G-Tec CNG

Take your old diesel car off the roads in Germany, replace it with a new Škoda Octavia G-tec or Octavia Combi G-tec and receive up to € 7,000 (USD 8,150) in environmental benefit as a ‘Bye-Bye bonus’. The offer remains valid until December 31, 2017 and applies to diesel engines that operate under European Emissions Standards 1 through 4. Read more »

Legislation Moves Natural Gas to Professional Fuel Status in France

| France, Paris
Air Liquide LCNG Station in Duttlenheim

Air Liquide LCNG Station in Duttlenheim

An increasing number of road transport operators have chosen natural gas fuel in the Alpine valleys of France to contribute to the emergence of clean mobility that preserves the quality of the air. Until now, users of this fuel have not been eligible for an excise consideration and are therefore financially disadvantaged compared to their competitors who use diesel. Read more »

N.J. Board of Public Utilities to Gauge NGV Interest with Grant Program

| USA, Trenton NJ

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (Board) has established a compressed natural gas (CNG) heavy vehicle grant program for trucks and buses that are listed as heavy duty vehicles Class 5 through 8. The $200,000 grant program will fund a portion of incremental cost of a CNG powered vehicle over a comparable diesel vehicle. Applications open November 20. Read more »

Sweden’s 2018 Budget Supports Biogas as Transportation Fuel

| Sweden, Stockholm

Biogas Bus in SwedenThe Swedish government’s new budget takes an important step to promote biogas (biomethane), a renewable natural gas, by carrying forward a bonus arrangement through to 2018. The policy target is independence from fossil fuels by 2030 and fossil free from 2050. Read more »

Colorado Channels VW Settlement toward Alt-Fuel Solutions

| USA, Washington DC | Source: Source: NGVAmerica

Encourages Officials to Maximize NOx Reductions by Investing in NG Technology for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles

Logo-USA_NGVAmericaNGVAmerica, the U.S. organization driving the use of natural gas as a clean, safe and abundant transportation fuel, applauds the State of Colorado for its development of a draft Volkswagen settlement environmental mitigation plan. The plan focuses on maximizing emission benefits for Colorado’s citizens and significantly increases the use of clean alternative fuel technologies like natural gas vehicles. Read more »

California Approves $895 Million for Mobile-Source Emissions Reduction

| USA, Long Beach CA

Dedicates Cap & Trade Funds to Incentivize Purchase of Low-NOx Natural Gas Engines

In the U.S., the California state legislature passed a landmark series of bills late last week that provides $895 million towards programs that will reduce air pollution from mobile sources which are responsible for 40 percent of the state’s greenhouse gas emissions. Read more »

Italy Updates Alt-Fuel Incentives for Road Freight Sector

| Italy, Rome
LNG Valtellina Logistica Sostenibile project

The Maganetti Group operates Iveco LNG Trucks

Italy’s Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport (MIT) gazetted on August 1st two decrees relating to alternative-fuelled road transportation: Decree No. 305 (20 June 2017) promulgating 2017 investment incentives for the road transport sector and the Implementing Decree (17 July 2017).  Read more »

Fuel Cards to Incentivise Trinidad CNG Adoption

| Trinidad, Pt. Lisas

Trinidad's NGC_and Scotiabank sign AgreementTrinidad’s NGC CNG Company Limited and Scotiabank Trinidad and Tobago Limited have signed an agreement to provide fuel cards to vehicle owners who switch to Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), signalling a growing push to build the national natural gas fuel market. Read more »