Colorado Simplifies and Supports Tax Credits for NGVs to 2021

| USA, Washington DC

The U.S. State of Colorado has passed House Bill (HB) 16-1332, delivering substantial ongoing benefits for the State’s natural gas vehicle industry. Signed off by Gov. John Hickenlooper on June 6, the legislation (HB16-1332) provides important updates to simplify and expand existing tax credits for taxpayers who purchase cars and trucks powered by clean-burning natural gas and other alternative fuels. The bill goes into effect January 1, 2017. Read more »

US CNG Rally Concludes in Washington DC

| USA, Washington DC | Source: NGVAmerica

CNG Rally May-Jun 2016 - Metrobus“CNG from Sea to Shining Sea Road Rally” concluded in Washington, DC on June 10, 2016. The 3,143-mile cross-country rally, which began in Long Beach, California on May 30, 2016 and included stops in 13 cities, has been acclaimed by NGVAmerica as a great success for demonstrating the viability and potential for natural gas vehicles (NGV) in USA. Read more »

Natural Gas Powered Refuse Fleet Maintenance Guide Underway

| USA, Washington DC | Source: NGVAmerica

Refuse Collection Vehicles (image - WIH Resource Group)NGVAmerica and the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) are collaborating to develop a new safety and best practices guide for fueling and maintaining natural gas powered refuse trucks. The document will provide the latest information used by fleets for safely operating collection and transfer vehicles that run on clean-burning and affordable natural gas. Read more »

NGVAmerica Honours Recipients of the 2016 NGV Achievement Awards

| USA, Long Beach CA

Two North American companies — automaker FCA US LLC and brewer Anheuser-Busch — have been honoured with 2016 NGV Achievement Awards by NGVAmerica as part of the 2016 Alternative Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo in Long Beach, California this week. The awards were presented by NGVAmerica President Matthew Godlewski as part of the 2016 Fleet Awards Dinner where hundreds of leaders of the clean transportation industry gathered from across the U.S. Read more »

New Methane Challenge Program in U.S. will Benefit NGV Sector

| USA, Washington DC
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(Credit: Alfred Eustes, Colorado School of Mines)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has launched a new voluntary partnership program that seeks to reduce methane emissions from the oil and gas sector. Simply because the proposed activity is focused higher up the supply chain that natural gas fuel for transportation, the anticipated environmental benefits must eventually flow through to the fuel supply sector, lowering well-to-wheel and well-to-vessel emissions and thereby further enhancing the appeal of natural gas powered mobility. Read more »

NGVAmerica Backs Senator’s Recommendation for NGVs in VW Emissions Settlement

| USA, Washington DC

NGVAmerica, the U.S. trade association supporting natural gas for transportation, has given its support of a letter written by Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK) to US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy urging the consideration of natural gas vehicles in the remediation efforts for the Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal. Inhofe argues NGVs, particularly heavy duty vehicles with low NOx natural gas engines, should be included in EPA’s strategic use of settlement funds. Read more »

NGVAmerica Reports on 2015, Sets Goals for 2016

| USA, Washington DC

NGVAmerica Report 2015NGVAmerica has published its annual report, marking it as the beginning of a new tradition of describing how the member-driven national trade association is leading initiatives to grow the natural gas vehicle industry and how it is helping members accomplish their business goals. In the face of the challenges from dropping world energy prices making for a difficult marketplace, NGVAmerica accelerated efforts to advance the industry in 2015 and names specific goals for 2016. Read more »

U.S. FAST Act Will Put More NGVs on the Road

| USA, Washington DC | Source: NGVAmerica

POL refuelingOn December 4, 2015, President Obama signed into U.S. law the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act, or “FAST Act.” It is the first law enacted in over ten years that provides long-term funding certainty for surface transportation and spans five years. The FAST Act includes significant provisions to advance natural gas as a transportation fuel that have been advocated by national trade association NGVAmerica. Read more »

New Opportunities for NGVs in U.S. EPA’s New Ozone Standard

| USA, Washington DC | Source: NGVAmerica

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has set the new national standard for ground level ozone at 70 parts per billion, further tightening the current standard of 75 parts per billion established in 2008. NGVAmerica made the following statement regarding the October 2 announcement informing of the revised national ambient air quality standard. Read more »

Hexagon Lincoln Introduces Next Generation Type 4 Tank

| USA, Lincoln NE

Hexagon Lincoln all-carbon Type IV cylinderHexagon Lincoln debuted its all-carbon 16 inch Type 4 pressure vessel last week at North America’s largest natural gas vehicle (NGV) event in Denver, Colorado, hosted by NGVAmerica. The tanks are the company’s highest gas capacity and lightest weight tanks for this market to date. Read more »