Ankai Secures 70 CNG Bus Order for Kazakhstan

| China, Hefei

Ankai CNG Buses being built for KazakhstanOn the production line of Chinese bus manufacturer Anhui Ankai Automobile Co., Ltd. (Ankai), 70 exotic Ankai natural gas buses are being built for Kazakhstan. Ankai reports there is a “new upsurge” in the New Year’s orders. The buses have been ordered by Kazakhstan Saryarka AvtoProm LLP, which signed up for 70 8.5 metre units in January.  Read more »

Vicinity CNG Buses Ordered for Ontario Public Transport Agency

| Canada, Vancouver BC

Vicinity Bus 2018Grande West Transportation Group Inc. (Grande West), a Canadian manufacturer of mid-sized multi-purpose transit vehicles for sale in Canada and the United States, is to supply a new Vicinity order for approximately $3.1 million. Hamilton Street Railway (HSR), a public transport agency in Hamilton, Ontario has placed a new order for compressed natural gas (CNG) Vicinity buses.  This is the second order from HSR for delivery in 2018. Read more »

Orange County Expands Low-Emissions Fleet with New Flyer CNG Buses

| USA, St. Cloud MN

New Flyer Xcelsior 2017Natural gas bus manufacturer New Flyer of America Inc. (New Flyer), the U.S. subsidiary of New Flyer Industries Inc. (NFI Group), has been awarded a contract for six Xcelsior® compressed natural gas (CNG) forty-foot, heavy-duty transit buses by Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) in Southern California. Read more »

120 Dina CNG Buses Added to CDMX Fleet

| Mexico, Mexico City

Dina 120 Linner G Units for CDMXIn Mexico City, 120 DINA Linner G buses were officially launched last week. The compressed natural gas powered buses from the domestic manufacturer will circulate along the Eje 5 and 6 South corridors, Santa Catarina-Metro Observatorio, and will replace 300 microbuses to maintain the commitment to better mobility by Ciudad de México (CDMX). Read more »

Thirteen Citywide Scania CNG Buses for the Semitag of Grenoble

| France, Grenoble

Scania Citywide Low Entry CNG FranceFollowing the order of 35 Citywide Low Floor (LF) 12m CNG (Natural Gas for Vehicles) by the SMTC (Syndicat Mixed Transport Association of Greater Grenoble) last December, Scania has won the Semitag consultation for the delivery by September 2018 of thirteen additional Citywide Low Entry (LE) CNG buses. Read more »

San Diego MTS Adds 50 More New Flyer CNG Buses

| USA, St. Cloud MN

New Flyer Xcelsior CNG MTS RAPIDSan Diego Metropolitan System (MTS) has awarded New Flyer of America Inc. (New Flyer) a new contract for up to 50 Xcelsior® compressed natural gas (CNG) sixty-foot, heavy-duty transit buses. Read more »

Calgary Issues RfP for 40 CNG Buses Plus Extensive Options

| Canada, Calgary AB

City of Calgary LogoThe City of Calgary has issued a Request for Proposal (Solicitation Number 17-1750) for the supply and delivery of up to forty (40) buses powered by Compressed Natural Gas (CNG). The new buses will join Calgary Transit, the public transit service which is owned and operated by the city. Read more »

Ten NefAZ CNG Buses for Vologda

| Russia, Vologda

NEFAZ CNG Buses for VologdaTen low-floor compressed natural gas (CNG) NefAZ buses have been delivered to Vologda, the administrative, cultural, and scientific center of Vologda Oblast, Russia. Buses are designed for a large number of passengers, with a total complement of 110 people including 25 seated. Read more »

Solaris CNG Buses Headed to Ostrava in Czech Republic

| Czech Republic, Ostrava and Poland, Owińska

Solaris Urbino 12m CNGPolish manufacturer Solaris Bus & Coach S.A. has signed a contract with Ostrava-based Dopravní Podnik for 40 new Solaris Urbino 12 CNG buses, powered by Cummins ISL G 239 kW engines. It is the second-biggest order ever of compressed natural gas vehicles of the Polish manufacturer in the Czech Republic. Read more »

IVECO Crealis CNG-Powered Buses for Côte d’Ivoire

| Côte d'Ivoire, Abijan and France, Lyon

Iveco CrealisLyon based bus manufacturer Iveco Bus, with some 6,000 natural gas powered buses currently operating in Europe, says it is delivering the first-ever high-value CNG buses on the African continent. It has just signed an order for 50 Crealis 18-metre CNG buses for the Abidjan Transport Company SOTRA. Read more »