Belgium City Embraces CNG with Scania XT

| Belgium: Hasselt | Source: Scania

Scania CNG VrachtwagenDesigned for sensitive urban environments, the first gas-powered truck in Scania’s new XT range for construction applications has found a home in the Belgian city of Hasselt. The Scania P 340 4×2 hooklift truck for Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) was selected by the municipal council, primarily for its lower emissions but also because of lower operating costs. Read more »

Alimerka Adds First Scania 13-Litre LNG-Powered Unit to NGV Fleet

| Spain: Lugo de Llanera | Source: Scania

Scania 13L LNG Truck for AlimerkaThe Spanish supermarket chain Alimerka is the first in Europe to incorporate into its fleet the Scania 13 litre tow truck in Europe with the recently introduced Scania OC13 13-liter natural gas engine. The Liquefied Natura Gas (LNG)-fueled unit, Alimerka pushes its LNG-powered fleet to 46 Scania trucks, representing 61% of the total fleet of vehicles of the Asturian distribution company. Read more »

Scania’s LNG Bus Timely as Simplest Alternative to Diesel

| Germany: Hannover | Source: Scania

Scania Interlink MD LNG busScania’s new long-distance liquefied natural gas (LNG) coach has debuted at the 2018 IAA event in Hannover. It marks Scania’s response to the growing European interest in and commitment to natural gas as the simplest alternative to diesel. This is particularly so for cities, fleet operators and companies determined to curb emissions today. Read more »

First Scania LNG Trucks for Argentina

| Argentina: Buenos Aires

Scania G340 presented before ENARGASSwedish truck manufacturer Scania has conducted a presentation ceremony for the first six Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) -powered trucks to enter service in Argentina, acquired by Transporte Andreu from the province of Mendoza. The ceremony took place in the presence of a delegation of officials from ENARGAS, the country’s national gas regulator. Read more »

Scania takes LNG-Fuelled Long-Distance Coach to 2018 IAA

| Sweden: Södertälje

Scania Interlink Medium Decker LNG busScania premiers its new Euro 6 Scania Interlink Medium Decker coach for liquefied gas (LNG) operations for a range of up to 1,000 kilometres, at IAA in Hannover, Germany, starting September 20. By doing so, Scania will extend the range of alternative fuel options to sustainable intercity coach journeys. Read more »

Argentina Prepares Regulation for CNG and LNG Vehicle Imports

| Argentina: Buenos Aires

Argentina’s National Gas Regulator (ENARGAS) is in the process of drafting a new regulation concerning natural gas vehicles for importation. European truck and bus manufacturers IVECO and Scania are collaborating with the Regulator as it prepares a “Procedure for the qualification of imported vehicles propelled by the use of natural gas as fuel” — Project NAG-451 (2018). The consultation period expires August 24. Read more »

UK OLEV-Funded Fleet Trial to Highlight Benefits of Renewable Biomethane

| United Kingdom: Northampton
Fleet of Waitrose CNG-fuelled trucks

Waitrose operates the Scania P-340 with biomethane.

The UK’s CNG Fuels is opening a renewable biomethane refuelling station at Northampton as part of the UK’s first large-scale study of how compressed natural gas (CNG) can help slash road transport emissions. The project, which has received funding from the Office for Low Emissions Vehicles (OLEV) in partnership with Innovate UK, aims to encourage UK fleet operators to switch from diesel to cost-effective, low-carbon biomethane fuel by demonstrating performance benefits, and by showing that CNG stations can support growing demand for gas. Read more »

EMT to Acquire 460 CNG buses from Mercedes and Scania

| Spain: Madrid

Mercedes-Benz Citaro NGT for EMTThe Board of Directors of the Municipal Transport Company of Madrid (EMT) has approved an investment of EUR 138M (USD 161M) for the acquisition, during the next two years, of 460 new buses for the municipal fleet. All buses will be powered by Compressed Natural Gas (CNG). It is the largest investment in fleet renewal carried out by EMT in its 70-year history. Read more »

EU Adopts HDV CO2 Emissions Regulation with Room for Improvement

| Europe: Brussels

HDGAS imageThe first ever EU legislation on CO2 emissions of new heavy-duty vehicles (HDVs) registered in the EU, formally adopted Jun 25, requires emissions for Categories N2 and N3 and certain other vehicle types to be monitored and reported from 1 January 2019. The VECTO tool is adopted as the measurement tool but does it go far enough? Read more »

Natural Gas for Trucks Promoted by German Transport Ministry

| Germany: Berlin
Iveco Stralis NP at Ulm LNG Station by Liqvis

First LNG Station in Germany (Ulm, 2016)

Germany’s Federal Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer earlier this month presented funding guidelines for subsidies for energy-efficient, low-carbon trucks using Compressed (CNG) and Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). Transport companies are now awaiting notice about commencement from the Federal Office for Freight Transport (BAG) as fund manager, expected mid-July. Strong interest is anticipated. Read more »