Scania Displays CNG Bus at 2017 inter airport Europe

| Germany, Munich

Scania Citywide LF CNG on trials in FranceScania took its Citywide LF bus to this year’s (21st) edition of inter airport Europe, the International Exhibition for Airport Equipment, Technology, Design & Services in Berlin. The 12-metre model, powered by Compressed Natural Gas 320 hp gas engine, is described as an unusually flexible solution that can be easily and cost-effectively adapted to the operating conditions and needs that are typical for airports. Read more »

West Virginia Transit Fleet Initiates CNG Adoption

| USA, Bluefield WV

Bluefield Area Transit, which services the West Virginia counties of Mercer and McDowell, has commenced the journey to a natural gas fueled fleet with the recent acquisition of its first bus equipped to run with Compressed Natural Gas (CNG). As reported by local news service bdtonline, new buses purchased over the past two years have all been prepped for conversion to CNG. Read more »

LA Metro Orders 300 CNG Buses from New Flyer

| USA, St. Cloud MN

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LA Metro) has awarded Minnesota-based New Flyer Industries (NFI) a contract for up to 300 Xcelsior® compressed natural gas (CNG), 60-foot heavy-duty transit buses. The contract is for 65 firm orders and options to purchase an additional 235 buses. Read more »

Lima and Callao Plan Massive Expansion of CNG Bus Fleet

| Peru, Lima

El Metroplitano CNG busCálidda, an majority-owned affiliate of Latin American power company Grupo Energía de Bogotá and holder of the natural gas distribution concession in the Department of Lima and the Constitutional Province of Callao in Peru, has articulated an ambitious infrastructure expansion plan that includes major provision for natural gas for transportation. Read more »

Marked Growth of CNG Vehicles in Mumbai

| India, Mumbai

MGL CNG station snapshotAccording to figures made available by Mahanagar Gas Ltd (MGL), the population of natural gas vehicles in Mumbai region has gone up by 320 per cent in 5 years. MGL is the sole authorized distributor of CNG and PNG in Mumbai, its Adjoining Areas and Raigad (district to the south of Mumbai) with a more than 21 year track record in Mumbai. Across these areas, it serves more than 0.545 million natural gas vehicles. Read more »

City of Phoenix Adds 30 More CNG Buses With New Flyer

| USA, St. Cloud MN
New Flyer Phoenix CNG bus Valley Metro 2016

New Flyer LFR for the City of Phoenix (Image: Fleets&Fuels)

The City of Phoenix Public Transit Department in the U.S. State of Arizona has exercised an option with New Flyer of America Inc. (New Flyer) to acquire an additional 30 Xcelsior® compressed natural gas (CNG) buses. The order consists of 16 forty-foot heavy-duty transit buses and 14 sixty-foot heavy-duty transit buses, which will be converted from New Flyer’s backlog to a firm order. Read more »

Dina CNG Buses Commence Operations in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico

| Mexico, Ciudad Juárez

Dina Runner GThe government of Ciudad Juárez, the largest city in the Mexican state of Chihuahua, is advancing in its objective of strengthening quality public transportation. Earlier this month, it inaugurated 20 compressed natural gas buses manufactured by Mexico’s international bus manufacturer, Dina S.A. Read more »

Tehran and Tabriz to receive 400 MAZ-produced CNG Buses

| Iran, Tehran

MAZ CNG Bus for TehranAzakhteks, a commercial vehicle producer and the exclusive representative of Belarus’s MAZ Trucks (part of JSC Minsk Automobile Plant) in Tehran, is set to deliver 400 Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)-powered city buses, 200 each to Tehran and Tabriz municipalities, reports Persian Khodro, the news portal for the Iranian automotive industry. Read more »

Mexico City Adds 200 DINA CNG Buses

| Mexico, Mexico City

DINA Linner G CNG bus for CDMXMexico City (Ciudad de Mexico or CDMX) has been taking important steps toward care of the city’s environment through the introduction and support of natural gas as an alternative fuel for transportation. The capital’s government is converting its own fleet to Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and this week, the city received 200 DINA CNG buses. Read more »

Porto Fleet to Lower Emissions with MAN CNG Citybuses

| Portugal, Porto

STCP buys 173 CNG busesIn Porto, a coastal city in northwest Portugal, Collective Transport Society of Porto (STCP) operates the public transport company. In accord with its commitment to sound environmental practices, STCP has set in motion the acquisition of 173 Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)-powered bus chassis from MAN Truck & Bus Portugal for its new CNG citybuses. Read more »