Cummins Westport 2018 Natural Gas Engines Certified by US EPA and CARB

| Canada, Vancouver BC

Cummins Westport 2018 L9NCummins Westport Inc. has received certifications from both the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California Air Resources Board (CARB) for its 2018 L9N and B6.7N natural gas engines. Both engines meet CARB optional Low NOx standards as well as 2017 EPA greenhouse gas emission (GHG) requirements, making them some of the cleanest engines available today for truck and bus customers. Read more »

Eni and FCA Jointly Target CO2 Emissions Reduction

| Italy, Rome

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Rome-based Italian Energy company Eni S.p.A. will jointly focus on reducing CO2 emissions produced by road transport vehicles under a research agreement signed late November. The agreement, which focuses on new technological applications for sustainable mobility, was signed in the presence of the Prime Minister, Paolo Gentiloni, by the chief executives of the two companies, Claudio Descalzi and Sergio Marchionne. Read more »

Paris’ RATP Selects Iveco for 200 Natural Power Buses

| France, Paris

IVECO UrbanwayRATP (Régie Autonome des Transports Parisiens), the French state-owned public transport operator for the city of Paris, France, has awarded Iveco Bus, the global bus brand of CNH Industrial (CNHI), with one of the lots in a Europe-wide tender calling for long-term collaboration between 2017 to 2021. This tender will involve the supply of up to 200 Urbanway Natural Power buses, equipped to run on Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and biomethane. Read more »

KAMAZ New Plant Produces 1000th Gas-Engine Vehicle

| Republic of Tatarstan, G. Naberezhnye Chelny

KAMAZ celebrates 1000th gas-engine vehicle at new plantTatarstan’s heavy vehicle manufacturer PJSC KAMAZ has celebrated the release of the 1000th gas engine vehicle in its new production building. The jubilee truck was four-wheel drive KAMAZ-43114 — a 15-ton class, multipurpose truck which operates with compressed natural gas (CNG). The vehicle was handed over to of the PJSC Gazprom as the proud owner. Read more »

NefAZ Delivers CNG Buses

| Republic of Tatarstan, G. Naberezhnye Chelny

NEFAZ 5299-30-51 CNG buses NefAZ PTC, a subsidiary of KamAZ in Bashkiria, has delivered a batch of 20 low-entry 5299-30-51 buses running on compressed natural gas (CNG) to Sverdlovsk Oblast, of which the city of Yekaterinburg is the administrative centre. The buses were delivered to the local enterprise specializing in passenger transportation on the city and interurban routes and serves citizens in two city regions. Read more »

Mexican Company Introduces Ankai Natural Gas Buses

| Mexico, Monterrey NL

Mexico - Ankai busesA new entrepreneurial company in Mexico is seeking to provide transportation choices that will reduce costs and pollution while improving economy, including those powered by compressed natural gas (CNG). The new venture, EGS Trucks, has been appointed the in-country distributor for the Chinese heavy duty vehicle manufacturer Ankai, which specialises in buses and coaches. Read more »

Gasum Plans Nordic LNG Filling Station Expansion in 2018

| Finland, Espoo

Gasum LNG filling stationGasum, the Finnish energy gas company, is pursuing its vision of building a Nordic gas ecosystem by planning to enter the Swedish and Norwegian traffic sectors next year, focusing on liquified gas for heavy-duty vehicles. Switching fuels in this segment from diesel to either liquefied biogas (LBG) or natural gas (LNG) will have a significant impact in reducing carbon dioxide (CO2), nitrogen oxide (Nox), particles and noise emissions.  Read more »

Portland’s METRO Adds 5 New Flyer CNG Buses

| USA, St. Cloud MN

New Flyer of America Inc. (New Flyer), the U.S. subsidiary of New Flyer Industries Inc. (NFI Group), a North American transit bus and motor coach manufacturer, has received an order from the Greater Portland Transit District (METRO) for five Xcelsior® compressed natural gas (CNG) forty-foot, heavy-duty transit buses.  Read more »

Audi g-trons Available for Test Drives from FordonsGas in Sweden

| Sweden, Gothenburg
Audi A5 Sportback G-tron

Audi A5 Sportback G-tron

The Audi natural gas powered g-tron series – A3 Sportback, A4 Avant and A5 Sportback – is now available for test drives in Sweden. Access to the Audi cars for this purpose is being made available by FordonsGas, owner and operator of multiple gas filling stations mainly in western Sweden. There are over 170 gas stations in Sweden and 4,500 in Europe. Read more »

New CNG Shuttle Buses Debut at Washington’s BWI Airport

| USA, Baltimore MD

BWI CNG Shuttle BusBaltimore/Washington International (BWI) Thurgood Marshall Airport last week put into service the first of 20 new buses that provide transportation between the passenger terminal and the airport’s consolidated rental car facility.  The 60-foot, articulated, compressed natural gas (CNG) buses will provide around-the-clock service at BWI Marshall Airport. Read more »