Volkswagen Unveils new Polo, now with Natural Gas Engine

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Volkswagen Polo 2017 (1)VW has launched a completely redesigned generation of one of it’s best selling cars, the VW Polo, and it is available for the first time powered by natural gas. The launch affirms the declaration last last year by Dr. Jens Andersen, Group CEO for Natural Gas Mobility, who said NGV development stands alongside EV as ‘ecologically equivalent’ prime pillars of focus for the global auto manufacturer. Read more »

Turkey’s Karsan Introduces CNG Bus to US Market

Karsan CNG BusTurkish company Karsan, an independent, multi-branded vehicle manufacturer, has displayed a 42-foot compressed natural gas-fueled transit bus at the UTIP Global Transport Summit in Montreal mid May – and says it wants to build the “Sunshine” model in the U.S. to meet federal “Buy America” funding requirements. Read more »

Audi Achieves Best Ever Endurance Test for A3 g-tron

Audi A3 Sportback g-tronThe Audi A3 Sportback g-tron with compressed natural gas (CNG) drive was awarded the first-ever rating of 1+ by the automotive publication Auto Bild after completing 100,000 kilometers of endurance testing. Audi says this ranking confirms the quality of the climate-friendly g-tron technology, which was introduced in 2013. Read more »

Five Vicinity CNG Buses for Ontario Fleet

Grande West Vicinity BusGrande West Transportation Group Inc., a Canadian bus manufacturer of heavy-duty mid-sized transit buses for sale in Canada and the United States, is to supply Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) buses to a public transport agency in Hamilton, Ontario. Hamilton Street Railway (HSR) has ordered five CNG Vicinity buses. Read more »

Biomethane Decarbonises Nottingham Double-Deck Buses

Nottingham CT Bio-Gas busThe U.K city of Nottingham, 200 kms north of London, is now home to a new £17m (USD 22m) double-deck bus fleet powered by renewable natural gas (RNG or biomethane). The London-based Anaerobic Digestion & Bioresources Association (ADBA) used the launch of the fleet last week to call for greater government support for low-carbon transport fuels. Read more »

Turku Adopts LNG-Powered Waste Management Vehicle

Gasum installation LNG in Turku Finnish LNG supplier Gasum is purchasing an LNG-powered truck for waste management in Turku. Liquefied Natural Gas has been available at a gas filling station at the Port of Turku since last autumn. This will be Scania’s first LNG-powered gas truck in Finland.  Read more »

McNeilus Enhances CNG Meridian Front Loader

Meridian™ Front Loader and Zero Radius™ Side Loader

Meridian Front Loader at Waste Expo 2017

McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing, a U.S. manufacturer of refuse truck bodies, has boosted the durability and performance, as well as serviceability and liquid containment capability, of the Meridian™ Front Loader. The Meridian is available powered by Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) through McNeilus CNG Systems and Service. Read more »

New Flyer to Supply 110 CNG Buses for New York City Transit

New Flyer XN60 Xcelsior for MTA NYCT 2017New Flyer Industries Inc. (New Flyer), a North American manufacturer of heavy-duty transit buses, has been awarded a contract to supply 110 heavy-duty 60-foot articulated Xcelsior®compressed natural gas (CNG) buses by New York City Transit Authority (NYCT). The state-funded contract is valued at USD 95 million. Read more »

Agility and McNeilus Upgrade Alliance to Serve US Fleets

Agility and McNeilus logosA strategic alliance between McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company and manufacturer of refuse truck bodies, and Agility Fuel Solutions — an international developer and manufacturer of all-composite cylinders and natural gas fuel systems for heavy-duty vehicles, has been further strengthen through a broader offering of services announced this week at WasteExpo 2017, May 8-11 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Read more »