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 »

RTC expands CNG Fleet in Las Vegas Valley

| USA: St. Cloud MN

RTC Southern Nevada CNG New FlyerRegional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) has exercised options for two orders from New Flyer of America Inc., one for 40 sixty-foot compressed natural gas (CNG) and the other for 15 forty-foot CNG Xcelsior® heavy-duty transit buses. Read more »

Agility Launches Advanced Clean Fuel Solutions in India for Long-Range Buses and Trucks

| USA: Costa Mesa CA

Agility Fuel Solutions ProRail CNG System

ProRail CNG System by Agility

Agility Fuel Solutions, a leading global provider of clean fuel solutions for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles, announced today at the Busworld India tradeshow in Bengaluru that its efficient, globally-used clean energy storage and powertrain systems are being launched in the Indian market with a turnkey approach that includes design, manufacture, testing and aftermarket support, with the requisite local certifications and homologation. Read more »

Zhengzhou to Trial 20 Yutong New Hydrogen Buses

| China: Zhengzhou

Yutong Fuel Cell BusZhengzhou Yutong Bus Co., Ltd. (Yutong), a large-scale modern bus manufacturing company located in Zhengzhou in China’s Henan province, says Zhengzhou Public Transportation Corporation (ZPTC) will put into use two hydrogen fuel cell buses in the city this week. The start-up will be followed by a further 18 buses as part of a commercial demonstration operation. Read more »