Argentina Approves Major Import Tariff Reduction for Natural Gas Powered Trucks

| Argentina: Buenos Aires | Source: Government of Argentina

Galileo LNG dispenser to Scania TruckThe Government of Argentina has reduced to between 2% and 5% the importation tariffs for trucks powered by Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and biogas/biomethane, and associated components, through Decree 440/2019 as published in the Official Gazette. The Decree brings into effect the ‘Thirty-eighth Additional Protocol’ pertaining to Argentine Standard Agreement No. 00014/2008, which set the previous tariff at 35%. Read more »

IVECO’s New Long-Hauler Offered with Natural Gas

| Spain: Madrid | Source: CNH Industrial

Iveco S-Way The on-road IVECO S-WAY is the first vehicle in the new IVECO WAY heavy range, developed to deliver a complete package of features and services focused on the driver, on sustainability and on an advanced level of connectivity-enabling new customised services. A natural gas version is offered, the only alternative to diesel. Read more »

HAM Pioneers LNG Refuelling in Switzerland for Lidl

| Switzerland and Spain | Source: HAM
HAM Mobile LNG Refueller in Switzerland for Lidl

A Krummen Kerzers Volvo tractor refuels with LNG.

HAM Group, through its subsidiaries HAM Criogénica and Vakuum, has been responsible for designing, building and start-up of two mobile Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) units in Switzerland. The company is the first to provide such a solutions in this country, where until now there has been no LNG service station infrastructure despite the maturity of the market and its use in neighbouring European countries. Read more »

Scania Introduces Euro VI HD NGVs in Colombia

| Colombia: Bogota | Source: El Tiempo

Scania introduces new trucks - image by autocosmos.comScania has included two natural gas powered options to new range of Euro VI truck models being introduced to the Colombian market: the 9-litre (280HP, 320HP and 340 HP – torque 1400 to 1600 Nm) engine and the 13-liter 410 HP engine. Read more »

KAMAZ Dual-Fuel Tractors and NEFAZ Trailers for Stavropol

| Russia: Stavropol | Source: KAMAZ

KAMAZ dual-fuel tractors for StavropolTransportno-ekspeditsionnaya kompaniya Glt (GLT), a freight-forwarding company based in Stavropol, a city in southwestern Russia, has acquired 265 dual-fuel (diesel/natural gas) tractor units from heavy duty vehicle manufacturing company KAMAZ PTC. Director General of KAMAZ PTC, Sergey Kogogin, was on hand last week to oversee a batch delivery. Read more »

Colombia Reports on Growth of Heavy Duty NGVs

| Colombia: Bogotá D.C. | Source: Asociación Colombiana de Gas Natural en Colombia

Colombia tractomula (image by Naturgas)The president of the Colombian Association of Natural Gas – Naturgas, Orlando Cabrales Segovia, delivered figures on the estimated growth of dedicated heavy duty vehicles powered by natural gas at the international mobility event: Latam Mobility Summit Medellín 2019. Read more »

Canadian Premier – HDV Powered by RNG

| Canada: Montreal QC | Source: Énergir

Canada_CAT-Camion-lourd RNGCanadian diversified energy company Énergir, formerly Gaz Métro, and Canadian American Transport (CAT) have joined forces to put Quebec’s first class 8 renewable natural gas (RNG) freight truck on the road. This truck was presented at the Montreal Movin’On Summit last week. Read more »

Scania Euro V1 Natural Gas Tractors now Operating in Mexico

| Mexico: Querétaro | Source: Scania

Scania R410 A6X2NA in MexicoScania, a leading Swedish company in sustainable transport, has introduced the first Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)-powered tractors to Mexico that conform to the Euro VI emissions standard. Scania is committed to natural gas as a fuel for cleaner trucking solutions and all Mexicans will benefit from these heavy duty vehicles that reduce particulate matter (PM10) emissions by up to 99%. Read more »

Canada Issues Updated NGV Roadmap for Medium and HD Transportation Sector

| Canada: Ottawa ON | Source: Canadian Natural Gas Vehicle Alliance

CNGVA Roadmap v2The Canadian Natural Gas Vehicle Alliance (CNGVA) has released a new report titled Natural Gas Use in the Medium and Heavy-Duty Transportation Sector. Following extensive consultations with the natural gas vehicle (NGV) industry and fleet users, this updated report builds on the observations and recommendations of a 2010 report: Natural Gas Use in the Transportation Sector. Read more »

Volvo Says TNO Tests Prove Suitability of LNG as Truck Fuel

| The Netherlands | Source: Volvo Trucks

Volvo FH LNG refuellingThe Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO), an organisation independent of government and commercial influence, has completed tests of the Volvo FH LNG truck. TNO has found that under representative conditions for long-distance transport in the Netherlands CO2 emissions from the exhaust of the Volvo FH LNG truck are almost 20% lower than those of TNO-tested Euro 6 diesel trucks. The saving is considerable, especially when deployed on the highway, namely a 23% reduction in CO2. Read more »