Record Year for Czech Republic CNG Fuel Supplier

| Czech Republic: Prague | Source: TZ Bonett

Bonett CNG dispenserCzech fuel vendor Bonett added four new Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) stations in 2018 to retain its position as the largest private CNG network in the Czech Republic. It also achieved record sales of 11.56 million m3 and accounted for more than 15% of the total volume. That has made 2018 its fourth consecutive year as the largest CNG seller in the country. Read more »

Valley Metro Adds 24 CNG Buses to Phoenix Fleet

| USA: St. Cloud MN | Source: New Flyer

New Flyer Phoenix CNG bus Valley Metro 2016

An earlier New Flyer bus supplied to Valley Metro

The Valley Metro Regional Public Transportation Authority (RPTA), operating out of Phoenix, Arizona, has exercised options to purchase 24 additional Xcelsior® forty-foot, compressed natural gas (CNG) heavy-duty transit buses from New Flyer of America Inc. (New Flyer), a subsidiary of NFI Group Inc. Read more »

Arriva Orders 54 Solaris CNG Buses for Warsaw Fleet

| Poland: Warsaw | Source: Solaris Bus & Coach S.A.

Solaris Urbino CNG for ArrivaArriva, one of Europe’s leading passenger transport providers, has ordered 54 Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) -fuelled Solaris Urbino 18 buses. The vehicles will transport Warsaw residents on a daily basis, after the carrier won the public tender for operating selected bus lines in the capital of Poland. Read more »

BC Transit Adds More Buses to CNG Fleet

| Canada: Vancouver BC | Source: BC Transit

Nanaimo CNG 2017 smBC Transit continues to add compressed natural gas (CNG) buses to its fleet across the province as part of its commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. BC Transit will be welcoming its first 30-foot medium duty CNG buses to its fleet over the next two years. Read more »

Liverpool Leads with 25 Hydrogen Buses

| Alexander Dennis | Source: Alexander Dennis
Hydrogen Bus

Hydrogen Bus

The Liverpool City Region is set to be the first place in the North of England to trial hydrogen buses following a successful £6.4million bid to the government’s Office for Low Emission Vehicles. The project may deliver up to 25 buses if the trial is successful. Read more »

All Aboard for Ireland’s First Journey On A Biogas Bus

| Ireland: Cork | Source: Gas Networks Ireland
Biomethane-powered bus in Ireland for trials

Biomethane-powered bus in Ireland for trials

The City of Cork in Ireland’s south moved to a brighter shade of green last week with the first passenger-trial of a biomethane-powered bus. With zero carbon emissions, the bus is considered a viable alternative for Ireland’s public bus fleet. Read more »

Solaris Urbino 12 Hydrogen Concept Recognised for Award

| Poland: Owińska | Source: Solaris Bus & Coach S.A

Solaris Urbino 12 hydrogenSolaris has been awarded winner of the German industry magazine Busplaner’s “Sustainability Award 2019” competition for the Concept Vehicle category. The accolade is for the Urbino 12 hydrogen – a hydrogen bus that will be celebrating its premiere in June, during the UITP Congress in Stockholm. Read more »

Competitive Funding in U.S. for Low-No Emission Transit Buses

| USA: Washington DC | Source: U.S. DOT

USA FTA logoThe U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has presented an opportunity for eligible applicants to apply for financial support via competitive grant funds through FTA’s Low or No Emission (Low-No) Bus Program. Buses powered by natural gas and biomethane (RNG) are eligible. Read more »

Giessener Buses Use Only Renewable Natural Gas

| Germany: Giessen | Source: MIT.BUS

Mit.Bus MAN RNG bus in GiessenPublic transportation company MIT.BUS GmbH, located in Giessen in central Germany, has commissioned ten new vehicles powered by natural gas. All 54 vehicles in the MIT.BUS fleet now drive with environmentally friendly bio natural gas (RNG), thus ensuring cleaner air in the city. Read more »

New Flyer Unveils Xcelsior CHARGE H2™ Bus

| USA: St. Cloud MN | Source: New Flyer

New Flyer Xcelsior CHARGE H2New Flyer of America Inc. and New Flyer Industries Canada ULC (together “New Flyer”), have unveiled the Xcelsior CHARGE H2™ fuel cell-electric heavy-duty transit bus. Both the forty-foot and sixty-foot model have successfully completed the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Model Bus Testing Program at Altoona, Pennsylvania. Read more »