Volvo and Daimler Plan JV to Develop Sustainable Transportation

| Sweden: Gothenburg | Source: AB Volvo

The common goal is for both companies to offer heavy-duty vehicles with fuel cells for demanding long-haul applications.
Volvo-Daimler JV Notice

Sharing the Green Deal vision of sustainable transport and a carbon neutral Europe by 2050, two leading companies in the commercial vehicle industry, Daimler Truck AG and the Volvo Group, have signed a preliminary non-binding agreement to establish a new joint venture. The intention is to develop, produce and commercialize fuel cell systems for heavy-duty vehicle applications and other use cases. Read more »

RNG On-road Fuel Use Continues Growth in U.S.

| USA: Washington, DC | Source: Natural Gas Vehicles for America (NGVAmerica)

Biomethane Motor Fuel Use increases 291% since 2015, offering significant GHG reduction gains

Logo-NGVamericaNatural Gas Vehicles for America (NGVAmerica) and Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas (RNG Coalition) today announced that 39 percent of all on-road fuel used in natural gas vehicles in calendar year 2019 was renewable natural gas (RNG). Read more »

Gasrec CNG and LNG Sales up for Q1

| United Kingdom: London | Source: Gasrec Ltd
Gasrec-DIRFT-natural gas refuelling station

Gasrec’s flagship DIRFT facility has the capacity to refuel 700 heavy goods vehicles per day.

Gasrec has recorded a five-fold increase in sales of gas across its commercial vehicle refuelling network in the first quarter of 2020, versus the same period in 2019. This record growth follows an influx of new trucks into the market running on compressed natural gas (CNG) or liquified natural gas (LNG) – with demand in March 2020 exceeding the previous peak of September 2014, at the height of the Euro-5 dual fuel era. Read more »

All-new SEAT Leon Includes Two Natural Gas Models

| Spain: Martorell | Source: SEAT

All New Seat Leon 1.5 TGI The all-new SEAT Leon offers five different engine technologies designed to deliver customers the right combination of vehicle and engine to match their specific needs. Included are two compressed natural gas (CNG) models: 1.5 TGI 130PS 6-speed Manual and 1.5 TGI 130PS 7-speed DSG. Read more »

Landi Renzo USA Adds Ford 7.3L Engine to CNG Certifications

| USA: Torrance CA | Source: Landi Renzo

Ford E-350Includes: Ford F-450/550, F-650/750, F-53/59, and E-450 Vehicles

Landi Renzo USA, the American subsidiary of Landi Renzo Group, the global leader in eco-fuel systems for the automotive industry, received EPA certification (CNG) for the Ford 7.3L engine covering Class 4-7 vehicles. Read more »

Maruti Suzuki introduces Eeco BS6 S-CNG

| India: New Delhi | Source: Maruti Suzuki India Limited
Maruti Suzuki Eeco BS6 S-CNG

Fourth BS6 compliant S-CNG offering from Maruti Suzuki

Adding to its unmatched portfolio of green vehicles, Maruti Suzuki India Limited today introduced the BS6 S-CNG variant of country’s best-selling multi-purpose van, Eeco. Its introduction complies with the Company’s Mission Green Million, announced at Auto Expo 2020. Read more »

Natural Gas Powered Transportation Gains Ground in Czech Republic

| Czech Republic: Prague | Source: Czech Gas Association

CNG image by innogyConsumption of natural gas in transport in the Czech Republic in 2019 increased by more than 20% year-on-year to a record 91.3 million cubic meters, reports the Czech Gas Association. Currently, over 25,000 compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles run on Czech roads, for which more than 200 filling stations are already available. Last year, liquefied natural gas (LNG) trucks appeared in normal operation for the first time. Read more »

Ecological Solaris Buses for Ostrava

| Czech Republic: Ostrava | Source: Solaris

Solaris Urbino 18 CNG 4Solaris Bus & Coach S.A. has secured yet another significant order for environmentally friendly, CNG-fuelled articulated buses. Pursuant to the contract signed between the manufacturer and public transport operator Dopravní podnik Ostrava a.s., the Czech city of Ostrava will receive 37 state-of-the-art Solaris Urbino 18 CNG buses. Read more »

Norway’s ASKO Selects Scania Fuel Cell Trucks

| Norway: Trondheim | Source: Scania

Scania G 350 FCEV truck for ASKOASKO, Norway’s largest grocery wholesaler and a part of NorgesGruppen, and Swedish truck manufacturer Scania have celebrated the start of operations of four hydrogen gas trucks with electric driveline and of ASKO’s hydrogen gas station in Trondheim, Norway. Read more »

FPT Industrial Cursor 9 NG Powers New Van Hool Hybrid Trambus

| Italy: Turin | Source: CNH Industrial

Van Hool Exqui.City hybridA high-performance natural gas (NG) engine designed and manufactured by FPT Industrial is providing the power behind a new hybrid trambus that has just entered service in France, by Van Hool, a Belgian manufacturer of vehicles for public transport. Read more »