Iveco, part of CNH Industrial, has supplied five Stralis NP trucks to VERBIO Logistik GmbH (a subsidiary of VERBIO Vereinigte BioEnergie AG). VERBIO will run the new vehicles on biomethane generated from straw, taking a significant step towards CO₂ neutral transport in heavy goods vehicles. This supply also marks an important milestone for IVECO: the 1,000th Stralis NP delivered. Read more »
In France, the publicly-financed vehicle fleet of Paris City Hall, which since 2014 has halted the purchase of diesel vehicles as a matter of ecological policy, has taken delivery of 11 new heavy goods vehicles and utilities vehicles with Allison transmissions and powered by natural gas. Iveco and Renault models were selected. Read more »
NefAZ PTC, a subsidiary of KamAZ, has delivered a batch of low-floor NEFAZ buses powered by Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) to Rostov-on-Don in southern Russia. The city acquired 25 low-floor large capacity buses, model NEFAZ 5299-40-51. New buses will begin to serve the city’s routes in the near future. Read more »
Westport Fuel Systems Inc. entered into a development and supply agreement last week with India’s Tata Motors Limited for their 4 cylinder and 6 cylinder natural gas spark-ignited commercial vehicle engine family to meet the Indian Government’s new Bharat Stage VI (BS-VI) emission standards, scheduled to take effect in April of 2020. Read more »
Cummins Westport Inc. (CWI) has received certifications from both the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California Air Resources Board (CARB) for its 2018 ISX12N natural gas engine. Like the Cummins Westport L9N engine, the ISX12N meets California ARB optional Low NOx standard of 0.02 g/bhp-hr, a 90% reduction from engines operating at the current EPA NOx limit of 0.2 g/bhp-hr. The ISX12N also meets 2017 EPA greenhouse gas emission (GHG) requirements. Read more »
Westport Fuel Systems Inc. reports it has signed a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Weichai Power Co., Ltd. (Weichai Power), which sets the framework for finalizing the development, marketing, and commercialization of the Westport high pressure direct injection (“Westport™ HPDI”) technology in China. Read more »
Italgas, the leading gas operator in Italy and third in Europe, in December commenced the conversion of its entire fleet to methane-powered vehicles from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. The first new cars were delivered to Turin, and thereafter to Rome and Naples, two of the main cities in which the Italgas Group operates. The company has set upon what is calls a virtuous path toward limiting transport-related harmful emissions.
North American transit bus and motor coach manufacturer New Flyer Inc. has announced a new order for its U.S. subsidiary New Flyer of America Inc., for 13 Xcelsior® compressed natural gas (CNG) forty-foot, heavy-duty transit buses. The buses will be supplied to Arlington Transit (ART), a new purchase based on a Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) contract. They will be the first New Flyer CNG buses for ART. Read more »