CNG and KAMAZ a Successful Team for Silk Way Rally 2018

| Russia: Moscow
Gas-fueled KAMAZ

Gas-fueled KAMAZ

On July 27, the Russian part of the Silk Way Rally 2018 drew to a close in Moscow. The gas-fueled KAMAZ led by Sergey Kupriyanov successfully tackled all of the challenges, finishing fourth among trucks in the final standings. Read more »

Gas-fueled KAMAZ a Top-Ten Finisher in 2017 Africa Eco Rally

| Russia

KAMAZ Rally truck at Eco Africa 2017The 2017 version of the Africa Eco Race, held in North Africa since 2009, has served the purpose of the KAMAZ team by drawing attention to the possibilities and performance of natural gas as a fuel for transportation. The gas-fueled KAMAZ led by Sergey Kupriyanov finished among the top ten in the final standings and was best among hybrid vehicles. Read more »

CNG the Big Winner of 2016 Shell Eco-marathon

| France, Bois-Colombes

France_Equipe MicroJoule ShellEco-Marathon 2016The MicroJoule vehicle, backed by GRTgaz and designed by the students of the La Joliverie College (Saint-Sébastien-sur-Loire, Nantes), has set a new world record for energy savings using compressed natural gas (CNG). A distance of 2,606 km on the equivalent of 1 litre of gasoline was achieved during the 31st edition of the Shell Eco-marathon held in London last weekend. This surpasses the team’s 2015 record of 2551.8 km. Read more »

French Team to Challenge with Biomethane at Le Mans 2017

| France, Thorigny sur Marne

France_WR vehicule-biogaz-le-mans 2015 designThe renowned Le Mans 24-hour race for 2017 will have a new entry in the experimental category, in the form of a liquefied biomethane powered hybrid vehicle from France’s Welter Racing (WR), based in Thorigny sur Marne, Île-de-France.  Read more »

Ecomotori CNG Team Triumphs at Monte Carlo Rally

| Italy, Paderno d'Adda

Ecomotori_Montecarlo_2 Two races and two wins: the Ecomotori Racing Team and its Cavagna-Bigas CNG-converted Fiat 500 Eco-Abarth have started the 2015 racing season in perfect fashion. Beginning the 2015 racing season by taking out the Eco Snow Trophy in Northern Italy, the rookie pair – made up of the Lombard Nicola Ventura and the Tuscan Guido Guerrini – have now won the prestigious Monte Carlo Rally: no easy feat, as they were one of the 87 crews competing in the most challenging race on the FIA Alternative Energies Cup calendar. Read more »

Ecomotori Racing Team’s CNG Abarth Starts 2015 on Podium

| Italy, Fiera di Primiero

Victory for Abarth 500 with CNGThe first race of the 2015 FIA Alternative Energy World Cup and Italian Alternative Energy Championship – the Eco Snow Trophy – was conducted on the snow slopes of the Primiero valley in Northern Italy on January 30. Victorious was a special Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) converted Fiat 500 Abarth, equipped with rear and front conversion kits made respectively by Cavagna Group – the Italian manufacturer of equipment and fittings for compressed gases, gas storage and control – and Bigas – the Italian company which designs and develops alternative fuel components and systems. Read more »

Gas-fueled KAMAZ Reaches Africa Eco Rally Podium

| Russia, St. Petersburg

Kamaz Sports Truck on African Eco Rally 2015-1The international Africa Eco Race 2015 rally, in which a natural gas-fueled sports truck on the KAMAZ-Master team took part, finished in Senegal yesterday. Following the results of 12 stages, the gas-fueled KAMAZ driven by Sergey Kupriyanov made it to the top three in the overall standing of the race.

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Fisikon Proves CNG Performance in 2014 EKO Mobility Rally

| Greece, Athens
Audi A3 g-tron - EKO Mobility Rally 2014

Audi A3 g-tron takes out first place in 8th EKO Mobility Rally for fuel economy.

The 8th ‘HiTech EKO Mobility Rally’, the final event of the 2014 FIA Alternative Energies Cup season, elected for a second consecutive year ‘Fisikon’ Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) as the most economical fuel to run cars. The race, run on 4-5 October, involved 22 alternative fuel vehicles with Greek and foreign crews. Fisikon, a CNG retail network developed by DEPA, is present in Athens, Thessalonika and other major urban centers in Greece, where it aims to promote economic and clean motoring in Greece. Read more »

EPM Describes Rally Racing with Natural Gas as ‘Awesome’

| Spain, Barcelona
EPM's Mitsubishi flies above Vidreres gravel.

EPM’s Mitsubishi flies above Vidreres gravel.

Last weekend EPM Gas Motorsport put its Compressed Natural Gas powered Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X through its paces at Vidreres Rally, round 6 of a series of motor rallies in Spain. The EPM Lancer is the only natural gas vehicle competing in the series that takes place every year in the Catalonia region. Read more »

Four ŠKODA Citigo G-TECs to start in Monte-Carlo Alternative Energy Rally

| Czech Republic, Mlada Boleslav

Skoda Citigo G-TECŠKODA will be starting at the ‘Rallye de Monte-Carlo des Énergies Nouvelles’ from 20 to 23 March with four natural gas-powered Citigo 1.0 G-TECs. The event is described as the most prestigious competition for vehicles with alternative drive. The most important criterion is the energy efficiency rating on the 1,000+ kilometre route. Read more »