Spain’s Empresa Martín Increases CNG Share of Bus Fleet to 80%

| Spain: Madrid | Source: Scania and Castrosua

Empresa Martín SA buses by CastrosuaEmpresa Martín SA, a privately owned public transportation company belonging to Madrid-based Grupo Ruiz, has presented ten buses powered by Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) with Magnus.E bodywork from Castrosua and on Scania K-280 UB 4 × 2 chassis. Read more »

IVECO France Offers Purchase Parity for Eurocargo NP

| France: Trappes | Source: IVECO France

IVECO Eurocargo NPIVECO France has addressed the pricing disparity between the Eurocargo NP and Eurocargo diesel by ensuring both are available at the same price, achieved through re-configuring their product options and by taking into account available incentives. In this way, the transition to more ecological operations is supported. Read more »

Lille Metro Adds 41 Scania Citywide to NGV Fleet

| France: Lille | Source: Scania

Scania_Citywide Bus CNG option

Scania has successfully tendered to supply 49 Citywide LF 18 metre Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) buses for public transportation in the French city of Lille. 28 vehicles will be delivered by the end of 2019. The contract is spread over four years, with a further 21 Citywide units to be delivered in that term. Read more »

Foton, Toyota and SinoHytec to Jointly Launch Fuel Cell Buses

| China: Beijing | Source: Foton Motor Inc.

Foton hydrogen fuel cell busFoton, Toyota and Beijing SinoHytec Co., Ltd. (SinoHytec) recently reached an agreement whereby the three parties will jointly develop fuel cell buses. In addition, fuel cell buses manufactured by Foton will be equipped with some spare parts from Toyota and SinoHytec. Read more »

SinoHytec and Chengdu Cooperate to Build Hydrogen Refuelling Network

| China: Beijing | Source: Beijing SinoHytec Co., Ltd.

Sinohytec and Chengdu Government sign fuel cell engine agreementIn late April, Beijing SinoHytec Co., Ltd. (SinoHytec) and Chengdu Economic and Technological Development Zone (CETDZ) reached a consensus, under which SinoHytec will cooperate with relevant local enterprises to promote the network construction of hydrogen refuelling stations in Chengdu and the commercialization of fuel cell vehicles. Read more »

Scania LNG Truck and Fresh Vegetables Both Viable over 3000 kms

| Spain and Sweden | Source: Scania

Scania G410 CV LNG on route to StockholmNatural gas is a real, profitable and sustainable alternative to diesel. That is the obvious conclusion reached by Scania and market suppliers after artichokes and melons from Castellón travelled by refrigerated road transport to Stockholm onboard a Scania G 410 CV powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG). Not only viability of transportation by also 18 tons of viable vegetables! Read more »

Scania Reports “Ever-Increasing” Sales of NGVs

| Sweden: Södertälje | Source: Scania AB

Gruppo Sanpellegrino Scania LNG TrucksScania’s net sales rose to SEK 36.1 billion (USD 5.42 b.) and earnings in the first quarter amounted to an all-time-high of SEK 4,207 m. (USD 631.1 m.), which gave an operating margin of 11.7 percent. Higher vehicle and service volume, currency effects and the market mix contributed positively, with particular note being made in the Interim Report of sales of natural gas vehicles. Read more »

London Chooses Hydrogen Double-Deckers for 2020

| United Kingdom: London | Source: Transport for London (plus comment)

Wrightbus Fuel Cell Electric busLondon is committed to addressing transport-related air pollution, hence a decision to engage with hydrogen. Transport for London, the local government body tasked with responsibility for the transport system in Greater London, will introduce the world’s first hydrogen double decker buses on three London bus routes next year. Read more »

Blue Bird Introduces Ultra-Low NOx, Type-C School Bus Fueled by CNG

| USA: Fort Valley Ga and Livonia MI | Source: Blue Bird Corporation
Blue Bird Vision CNG School Bus

Blue Bird Vision CNG School Bus

In the USA, School districts and transportation contractors can now purchase buses fueled by compressed natural gas (CNG) that are 90 percent cleaner than the national emissions standard, opening more opportunities for funding that supports reduced emissions. This is the offer from Blue Bird Corporation, designer and manufacturer of school buses. Read more »

Volgabus Increases CNG Bus Range and Sales

| Russia: Volzhsky | Source: Volgabus

Volgabus CNGRussian bus manufacturer Volgabus, based in Volzhsky, an industrial city in Volgograd Oblast, has set about in-field trials of a new compressed natural gas (CNG) -powered low-floor bus in Chelyabinsk in West-central Russia. Earlier trials were also conducted 210 kms to the north in the city of Yekaterinburg. Read more »