Scania Wins Record Order for Natural Gas Buses for Bogota

| Colombia: Bogotá | Source: Scania, Gas Natural S.A. ESP and other sources

Bogota CNG BusIn its largest Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) bus delivery ever, Scania will supply 481 Euro 6 buses for the renewal of Bogotá’s TransMilenio Bus Rapid Transit system. Colombia’s capital city is replacing its earlier Euro 2 and Euro 3 diesel buses with the latest in low-emission technology. Read more »

Hexagon to Supply H2 Tanks for New Flyer Fuel Cell Buses

| USA: Lincoln NE | Source: Hexagon Composites

Hexagon Lincoln Hydrogen storageNorth America’s largest transit bus maker, New Flyer of America Inc. and New Flyer Canada ULC (collectively “New Flyer”), has ordered high-pressure hydrogen tanks from Hexagon Composites to be used on 25 of its Xcelsior® hydrogen fuel cell (or fuel cell-electric) transit buses. Read more »

Clean Energy Reports Success with CNG and RNG Supply Contracts

| USA: Newport Beach CA | Source: Clean Energy Fuels Corp.

PHL shuttle bus CNGClean Energy Fuels Corp. is to supply Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) with compressed natural gas (CNG) as part of a sustainability initiative to reduce toxic emissions, decrease noise volume, and lower fuel costs. The airport’s entire shuttle fleet will switch from diesel to CNG. Clean Energy reports on other successes also. Read more »

CNG Buses Now Service Santiago, Chile’s Tourists

| Chile: Santiago | Source: Ministry of Housing and Urban Development

CNG buses for Santiago ChileNew Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) buses commenced operations this week at part of tourist services in Chile’s capital city of Santiago. These convertible, low environmental impact vehicles will deliver tourists from the city centre to the spectacular views and attractions of Santiago Metropolitan Park (Parquemet), including the renowned San Cristóbal Hill with its statue of the Immaculate Conception, and the Antilén pools. Read more »

Madrid Adds 276 Mercedes Benz Natural Gas Buses

| Germany and Spain | Source: Daimler

Mercedes-Benz Citaro for EMTEMT, the transport company of the Spanish capital Madrid, is set to receive a total of 276 Mercedes-Benz Citaro NGT urban buses with natural gas drive in the next two years. This will be the fourth major order from Madrid in quick succession. 672 environmentally friendly Citaro NGT buses will soon be in service in Madrid. Read more »

MAN Successful with 75 Years Immersed in Natural Gas Technology

| Germany: Hannover | Source: MAN Truck & Bus AG

The new Lion’s City G with its E18 gas engine

75 years ago, MAN Truck & Bus brought its first gas-powered bus to market, setting a new standard in doing so. MAN released the first gas-powered bus in 1943, which was first used in Nuremberg; the gas cylinders were fitted on the vehicle roof and the trailer. Now a new chapter of the success story begins with a brand-new development: the MAN E18 gas engine.  Read more »

IVECO Sets History-making Tone at IAA with Diesel-free Stand

| Germany: Hannover | Source: IVECO
IVECO Crossway LE NP Bus IAA

Award-winning IVECO Crossway LE NP Bus

IVECO is displaying multiple natural gas powered vehicles as part of its sustainable solutions range at IAA in Hannover this week. Their offering is described as covering the requirements of every business and every mission. It includes many award-winning vehicles, such as the Daily Blue Power ‘Van of the Year’ 2018, the Crossway LE NP ‘Sustainable Bus of the Year’ 2018 and the Stralis NP 460 ‘Low Carbon Truck of the Year’’ 2018. Read more »

Otokar CNG Buses Show at IAA; Headed for Spain

| Germany and Turkey | Source: Otokar

Otokar Kent-c-cngOtokar, Turkey’s leading bus brand, is exhibiting Kent C buses at IAA whose Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) powered version will operate firstly in Spain. Otokar contributes to modern public transportation in 50 countries including Turkey with its buses. Otokar has recently registered the first European order of Kent C CNG for 9 units for the city Jerez de la Frontera (Cadiz). Read more »

10,000 Km Asia-to-Europe NGV Rally Features LNG Vehicles

| China: Xi'an

Blue Corridor Rally starts Sep2018 - Chinese LNG tank truckThe world’s longest Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) rally is underway with fifteen vehicles setting off from Rudong in Jiangsu Province, China last week and traveling 1390 kilometres west to Xi’an, capital of Shaanxi Province and eastern end to the Silk Road. Xi’an marks the beginning of the New Silk Road, the land component of China’s ‘One Belt, One Road’ economic strategy. The rally route will traverse China, Kazakhstan, and Russia. 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 »