Dillon Transport, provider of temperature sensitive transportation services in the USA, will add 25 Kenworth T800 short hood day cabs powered by the new Cummins Westport ISX12 G heavy duty natural gas engine to its 450+ truck fleet starting this summer. “We’re excited to expand our leadership in natural gas trucks by becoming among the first Kenworth customers to select the Cummins Westport ISX12 G engine,” said Jeff Dillon, president and owner of Dillon Transport. Read more »
Russian oil and gas company OJSC Rosneft and LLC Volkswagen Group Russia have signed an agreement aimed at the development of the compressed natural gas (CNG) market in Russia, as well as the CNG-powered vehicles market. Rosneft has also signed an agreement on scientific and technological cooperation with vehicle manufacturer KAMAZ Truck Sp. z o.o. to expand use of natural gas as motor fuel. The agreements follow in the wake of the Russian Government’s decree to push NGV industry growth. Read more »
Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) drivers in Sweden have been presented another option with the launch of a new compact minivan. The Ford C-Max is able to operate on biomethane or natural gas and qualifies for the tougher clean car standards; operating on pure biomethane the C-Max carbon emissions will be as low as 29 g/km. Read more »
The Chinese natural gas vehicle market has stepped up a gear according to a Kunlun Energy press release about last week’s 14th China International Natural Gas Vehicles, Filling stations and Equipment Exhibition and Forum in Beijing, with more NGVs, more filling stations and greater momentum. According to reported statistics, 446 new filling stations commenced operation in the past year, with the total reaching 2,784, an increase of 19% over the previous year. Liquefied Natural gas (LNG) stations accounted for 22.8% of that total. Read more »
Sales rise almost 60 percent. dena recommends extending tax reductions
In spite of a major decrease in the overall car sales figures in Germany, the demand for natural-gas powered vehicles increased almost 60 percent in the first quarter of 2013 compared with the same period in the previous year. This fact was highlighted by the Deutsche Energie-Agentur GmbH (dena) – the German Energy Agency – and the “Initiative for Natural-Gas-Based Mobility” based on the data reported recently by the German Federal Motor Transport Authority. Read more »
Chongqing Hengtong Bus Co., Ltd is the successful tenderer for the supply of liquified natural gas (LNG) powered buses to the city of Anshun in Guizhou Province in China’s mid-west. The low-emission buses will enhance Anshun’s drive toward tourism excellence, improving the air quality and providing clean quiet transportation for commuters while reducing operating costs. Hengtong Bus will supply 43 12-metre Clean Energy LNG buses, model CKZ6126HN4. Delivery is planned for June.
(Source: Hengtong Bus)
Dongguan City bus company, in Guangdong province on the South China Sea coast, received 210 liquified natural gas (LNG) buses in March, all of which are now operating to enhance the city’s public transportation and the environment. 100 units of King Long XMQ6106G buses and 110 units of XMQ6931G delivered so far are components of a total order for 262 King Long LNG buses. Read more »
In Warsaw, municipal waste collection and disposal company Miejskie Przedsiębiorstwo Oczyszczania (MPO) has taken delivery of 15 Scania garbage trucks powered by Compressed Natural Gas (CNG). This is the first of two deliveries of Scania Model P310 for MPO, to fulfill an order for 27 trucks, reports cng.auto.pl, a CNG promotion organisation in Poland. The trucks have a CNG tank capacity of 640 litres, sufficient for approximately 400 km under normal driving conditions. The vehicles meet the city’s requirements for quiet operation with low emissions.
Global multi-industry consultant Ricardo plc will launch it’s next generation Atlas-II, the latest high-speed version of Ricardo’s range of large, single cylinder research and development engines, at the 2013 CIMAC World Congress on Combustion Engine Technology next week in Shanghai. A demonstration engine will be on display. The Atlas-II has been developed primarily for manufacturers who design natural gas engines for both mobile and stationary applications. Read more »
Westport Innovations Inc., developer and manufacturer of natural gas engines has delivered its 1Q Fiscal report with a clear message from David Demers, CEO of Westport. “We are expecting a step change in growth over the course of this year and remain confident the market for natural gas as a fuel in trucking is here and now – not five or ten years down the road.” The company maintains its revenue outlook for up to 30% year over year growth. Read more »
Galileo, Argentinean developer and manufacturer of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) compressors and fuel dispensers, has joined a special group of natural gas vehicle (NGV) industry leaders as NGV Global’s latest Corporate Sponsor. The work of NGV Global, as the international association for the industry, is made possible and indeed more effective by the growing support received from such high profile companies. Read more »
Russian automotive manufacturer GAZ Group has developed a Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) powered version of it’s medium-sized intercity bus model KAVZ-4238. Produced at GAZ Group’s Kurgan Bus Plant, the 10 metre bus is designed for suburban and long-distance routes. The bus is equipped with a Cummins gas engine certified to Euro V environmental standard and ZF transmission. Natural gas is stored in five cylinders of 123 liters, which enables a range of 400 km. Read more »
The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) reports more than 35 percent of U.S. public transportation buses use alternative fuels or hybrid technology, as of January 1, 2011. This is a striking contrast to the 1.3 percent of automobiles that used alternative-fuels in 2010, according to the Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) Annual Outlook. Vehicles operating on natural gas are at the forefront. Read more »
“This generation of NG-fueled engines will transform the face of trucking.” — Patrick Cozzens, president of Modern Transportation
Modern Transportation, a U.S. bulk logistics solutions, has successfully deployed freight service to the Owens Corning Roofing Plant in Savannah, GA using trucks powered solely by 12-liter natural gas-fueled engines. The high volume, dedicated service established between Sanford, NC and Savannah, GA on April 18th, 2013, is said to be the first ever built around commercial-order, production-built Cummins Westport ISX12 G engines fueled exclusively with liquefied natural gas (LNG). Read more »
Cooperation between JSC Neftekamsk Automobile Plant and KAMAZ-LEASING Group has opened up new opportunities of vehicle leasing for passenger carriers. KAMAZ’s leasing company offers the leasing of NEFAZ (50.02% owned by KAMAZ) natural gas-powered buses under the state program of subsidizing. This year, KAMAZ-LEASING will deliver 200 natural gas-powered NEFAZ buses to Tatarstan’s passenger carriers.