Ankai Secures 70 CNG Bus Order for Kazakhstan

| China, Hefei

Ankai CNG Buses being built for KazakhstanOn the production line of Chinese bus manufacturer Anhui Ankai Automobile Co., Ltd. (Ankai), 70 exotic Ankai natural gas buses are being built for Kazakhstan. Ankai reports there is a “new upsurge” in the New Year’s orders. The buses have been ordered by Kazakhstan Saryarka AvtoProm LLP, which signed up for 70 8.5 metre units in January.  Read more »

Lancia Ypsilon Ecochic Methane Reinterpreted for 2018

| Italy, Turin

Lancia Ypsilon Ecochic CNG 2018 (2)Lancia introduced the Ypsilon Ecochic Methane to the Italian market in 2012. It’s popularity is such that the Italian automobile manufacturer, part of the FCA Group, decided to introduce three new contemporary reinterpretations — Elefantino Blu, Gold and Platinum — in February this year. To entice buyers, the new Ypsilon Ecochic was launched coupled with a short-term financial incentive. Read more »

Skoda Offers Future Glimpse with Hybrid Vision X at Geneva Motor Show

| Czech Republic, Mladá Boleslav

SKODA 180201-VISION-X-Sketches-3Škoda Auto, the Czech Republic’s largest company and part of the Volkswagen group, will offer a glimpse into future developments for its model range at the International Motor Show in Geneva (6 – 18 March). It is presenting a vehicle with CNG, petrol and electric drive for the first time. Read more »

Vicinity CNG Buses Ordered for Ontario Public Transport Agency

| Canada, Vancouver BC

Vicinity Bus 2018Grande West Transportation Group Inc. (Grande West), a Canadian manufacturer of mid-sized multi-purpose transit vehicles for sale in Canada and the United States, is to supply a new Vicinity order for approximately $3.1 million. Hamilton Street Railway (HSR), a public transport agency in Hamilton, Ontario has placed a new order for compressed natural gas (CNG) Vicinity buses.  This is the second order from HSR for delivery in 2018. Read more »

BMW Tests LNG-Fuelled Lorries

| Germany, Regensburg

BMW tests Iveco LNGThe logistics department of the BMW Group Regensburg plant has now completed a pilot trial in which a truck with the alternative drive was part of the real supply chain for two weeks. Their conclusions: long range, less pollutants, quieter operation — these are the advantages of trucks powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG). Read more »

Status of CNG Mobility in Germany Rising

| Germany, Wolfsburg
SEAT Arona

SEAT Arona

Since the start of their cross-brand campaign in the northern spring of 2017, the Volkswagen campaign alliance has succeeded in significantly enhancing the status of CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) for individual mobility in Germany. 18 CNG models are now available. The current registration figures from the German Federal Motor Transport Authority confirm that CNG engines are currently the type of power unit experiencing the most robust growth. Read more »

Natural Gas Vehicles Pay for Coffee Every 100kms – See at Geneva Motor Show

| Switzerland, Vevey
Skoda Octavia Combi G-tec

Skoda Octavia Combi G-tec

Running on natural gas/biogas is currently the best option in Switzerland for saving on vehicle and fuel costs, says Gaznat SA. In addition to running green thanks to the 20% average biogas component of natural gas sold at the pump in Switzerland, this fuel can save up to 40% compared to gasoline, and certainly the price of a coffee every 100km, while the wide range of vehicles available in the market comes with an entry price of less than CHF 10,000 (USD 10,630). Read more »

Seven IVECO Stralis NPs for UK Haulage Company

| United Kingdom, Basildon

Iveco Stralis NPs for H Parkinson Haulage in UKUK transportation company H Parkinson Haulage, from Preston in Lancashire, has taken delivery of its first IVECO vehicles – seven Stralis NP 4×2 tractor units. The compressed biomethane-powered trucks will be used on high-mileage contracts with each vehicle expected to cover more than 350,000 km every year. Read more »

Orange County Expands Low-Emissions Fleet with New Flyer CNG Buses

| USA, St. Cloud MN

New Flyer Xcelsior 2017Natural gas bus manufacturer New Flyer of America Inc. (New Flyer), the U.S. subsidiary of New Flyer Industries Inc. (NFI Group), has been awarded a contract for six Xcelsior® compressed natural gas (CNG) forty-foot, heavy-duty transit buses by Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) in Southern California. Read more »

120 Dina CNG Buses Added to CDMX Fleet

| Mexico, Mexico City

Dina 120 Linner G Units for CDMXIn Mexico City, 120 DINA Linner G buses were officially launched last week. The compressed natural gas powered buses from the domestic manufacturer will circulate along the Eje 5 and 6 South corridors, Santa Catarina-Metro Observatorio, and will replace 300 microbuses to maintain the commitment to better mobility by Ciudad de México (CDMX). Read more »