Natural gas vehicle news

Cummins Westport Receives 2018 Emissions Certifications for ISX12N Natural Gas Engine

January 4, 2018 VANCOUVER, BC – Cummins Westport Inc. (“CWI”) announced today that it has received certifications from both the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) and Air Resources Board (“ARB”) in California for its 2018 ISX12N natural gas engine. Like the Cummins Westport L9N engine, the ISX12N meets California ARB optional Low NOx standard of 0.02 g/bhp-hr, a 90% reduction from engines operating at the current EPA NOx limit of…

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German LNG Terminal launches Open Season

Rotterdam, the Netherlands, 17 January 2018 Gasunie LNG Holding B.V., Oiltanking GmbH and Vopak LNG Holding B.V. are in the process of establishing the joint venture “German LNG Terminal GmbH”. The purpose of the joint venture is to build, own and operate an LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) import terminal in northern Germany. The terminal will also provide LNG distribution services. To attract interest from the market and to gain detailed…

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Paris City Hall adding Allison-equipped natural gas vehicles to its public fleet

Delivery of 11 Iveco and Renault trucks with Allison transmissions began in the spring PARIS – Paris City Hall has begun receiving 11 new additions to its public fleet of heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) and utility vehicles. Powered by natural gas, the trucks are equipped with fully automatic Allison transmissions. “Our drivers enjoy the exceptional driving comfort of vehicles with Allison automatic transmissions,” said Hervé Foucard, head of the public fleet…

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Last stages of innovative LNG storage project in Spain

The LNG prototype pack promoted by the naval company Gabadi consists in building the world’s first small-scale membrane tank to store LNG and it will be completed on May 30, 2018. This R&D project, which started on the March 1, 2016, has entered its last constructive stage as a satellite plant in UNEMSA (INTASA Group). The prototype designed for marine sector applications was developed in a more versatile way, fulfilling…

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Germany’s first biogas-fueled, CO2 neutral fleet features the Stralis NP

January 16, 2018 IVECO supplied five Stralis NP trucks to VERBIO Logistik GmbH, which will run the new vehicles on biomethane generated from straw, taking a significant step towards CO2 neutral transport in heavy goods vehicles. This supply also marks an important milestone for IVECO: the 1,000th Stralis NP delivered. “VERBIO is a key customer for us in the area of alternative traction with natural gas, because their fuel comes…

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French Transport Minister declares its support for the CNG industry

January 12, 2018. When visiting the FPT Industrial plant, the French Minister of Ecological and Solidarity Transition in charge of Transport, Elisabeth Borne, reaffirmed the government’s support for the natural gas sector. While ADEME announced the 8 winners of the call for “Integrated NGV mobility solutions” projects, the Minister of Transport visited the FPT industrial plant in Bourbon-Lancy, Saone et Loire, where natural gas engines are manufactured for buses and…

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