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 »

Dallas Transit (DART) Adds More New Flyer Buses to CNG Fleet

| USA: Dallas TX | Source: DART

DART New Flyer XN40Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) has exercised an option to add 41 Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) buses as a follow-up to an order for the same quantity of buses placed with North American bus manufacturer New Flyer in March 2018. The new buses are integral to planned service changes later this summer. 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 »

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 »

CNG Public Bus Fleet Burgeons in Sofia

| Bulgaria: Sofia | Source: Sofia Municipal Council
Yutong Euros CNG Bus in Sofia

Yutong CNG Bus in Sofia

In the Bulgarian capital of Sofia, a quiet public transport revolution is taking place. Twenty two Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) buses with low-noise engines will join an expanding fleet of natural gas buses that has been building over the past few years, replacing an aged fleet with modern buses.  Manufactured by Zhengzhou Yutong, these new buses form part of an order for 110 vehicles. Read more »

TransLink Cuts Fleet Emissions with Renewable Natural Gas

| Canada: Surrey BC | Source: TransLink

New Flyer CNG buses for TransLink in Surrey BCSouth Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority (TransLink) and Canadian integrated energy solutions provider FortisBC Energy Inc. (FortisBC) are partnering to supply the TransLink fleet with renewable natural gas (RNG). TransLink thereby becomes the first public transportation authority in Canada to use RNG, a certified carbon-neutral fuel, to help fuel its natural gas powered buses. Read more »

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 »