Volvo Trucks’ new natural gas and biogas trucks have received Italy’s Sustainable Truck of the Year 2018 award. It was handed over at a ceremony in connection with the Ecomondo exhibition in Rimini on November 7.
Volvo Trucks won first prize in the tractor category with the new Volvo FH LNG, which was introduced in Europe this autumn.
“With the launch of the new LNG range (…) Volvo is definitely raising the level of natural gas-powered trucks,” writes the jury in its assessment.
They will replace 4 to 5 years old diesel-powered vehicles in the Belgian firm’s fleet of 1,400 trucks and 3,000 trailers, which has grown steadily following a series of acquisitions. The company already operates 132 Stralis vehicles, including two running on compressed natural gas (CNG).
The pan-European transport and logistics specialist Jost Group has signed an innovative deal for 500 new trucks Iveco Stralis NP vehicles based on the LNG technology.
Designed to be the most sustainable long-distance heavy truck ever manufactured, the new deliveries will then run on LNG – widely regarded as the only currently available mass market alternative to diesel.
With such a deal, Jost Group clearly invests in the Future, in a sustainable way for the environment, faithful to its commitment to reduce CO2 emissions.
Taking that decision, Roland Jost opens the way to another vision of doing transport in Europe.
New trucks from Volvo running on LNG offer the same performance as diesel, but with 20-100% lower CO₂ emissions
Volvo Trucks is now introducing Euro 6-compliant heavy duty trucks running on liquefied natural gas or biogas. The new trucks have the same performance, driveability and fuel consumption as Volvo’s diesel-powered models. Furthermore, the new trucks’ CO₂ emissions are 20–100 per cent lower compared with diesel, depending on choice of fuel. The new Volvo FH LNG and Volvo FM LNG are available with 420 or 460 hp for heavy regional and long-haul operations.
Country’s first LNG filling station opens at Ennshafen port in Upper Austria
- Liquefied natural gas (LNG) – an environmentally friendly fuel of the future for commercial vehicles
- Milestone for climate and environmental protection
- LNG produced in Austria from domestic natural gas
- Ideal location at Ennshafen port in Upper Austria
RAG, Ennshafen OÖ GmbH and Iveco Austria today opened Austria’s first liquefied natural gas (LNG) filling station at Ennshafen port as part of the Zukunftsforum LNG conference. The event was attended by the Deputy Governor of Upper Austria, Michael Strugl, as well as other prominent guests from the worlds of politics and business.
RAG completed construction of Austria’s first LNG filling station in a period of just a few weeks, and it is now open to the public.
“This is a milestone in establishing LNG as an environmentally friendly fuel for goods vehicles, and RAG is making a highly important contribution to achieving Austria’s climate targets. Thanks to our filling station, LNG has finally arrived in the country,” commented Markus Mitteregger, RAG’s Chief Executive Officer, on offering a competitive, clean and affordable alternative to conventional fuels for goods transportation by road.
IVECO Stralis NP to drive across Europe from Lisbon to St. Petersburg with the „Blue Сorridor-2017: Iberia – Baltia” Rally in support of natural gas
IVECO, a pioneer in Natural Gas technologies for the transport industry, is taking part in this year’s “Blue Corridor-2017: Iberia – Baltia’ Rally with the Stralis NP, the first natural gas truck specifically designed for long-haul operations that can run on Compressed or Liquid Natural Gas. With its participation, the brand aims to support the development of natural gas, which it views as the best and the only mature alternative fuel for a sustainable transport industry.
AVTOVAZ Group has started production of a dual-fuel version of LADA Vesta CNG. For the first time in the history of the brand, the dealers will get a car with the serial compressed-gas equipment designed for the use of compressed natural gas.
LADA Vesta CNG can use both gasoline and methane as fuel. Methane is the safest, environmentally friendly and inexpensive type of fuel. Its use increases the life of the engine and reduces fuel costs by more than 3 times. In addition, this gas is effectively dispersed in the atmosphere in the event of a leak, ensuring fire safety. Let’s remind that propane-butane gas, used in the outdated systems, accumulates in the place of leakage and is explosive.
The European Union approved 10 million euros worth of funding for the ECO-GATE project, which will be managed and coordinated by GAS NATURAL FENOSA, as the leader of a consortium made up of natural gas operators, technology and service providers, end users and marketing and promotion knowledge experts in Spain, Portugal, France and Germany.
The project will involve the construction of more than 20 gas refuelling stations along the Atlantic and Mediterranean Corridors of the Spanish, French, German and Portuguese road networks.
The European Commission has approved 10 million euros worth of funding for the development of the European ECO-GATE project, a global action plan in developing mobility with CNG and LNG in Europe, headed by GAS NATURAL FENOSA through the distributor Gas Natural Madrid, who will be responsible for managing and coordinating the project.
IVECO, the only manufacturer to offer the full range of vehicles powered by natural gas, exhibited a Stralis NP powered with liquefied natural gas (LNG)
On Tuesday, June 20th, IVECO took part in the inauguration of the G7allery, an exhibition devoted to innovation that presents the best projects on sustainability applied to the world of infrastructure and transport. The G7 Transport’s opening event was promoted by the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport with the call for practice “Nice to meet you G7”, which has collected over 400 best practices, seven of which were exhibited during the event.
Volkswagen is presenting the completely redesigned generation of this best-selling car at a world premiere in Berlin
With a clear, powerful design, much greater room, more efficient engines and pioneering driver assistance systems, the new Polo is set to continue its story of success. Dr Herbert Diess, Chairman of the Volkswagen Brand Board of Management, explains: “The Polo is a young, fresh car. It combines charisma with strong technology. No other car offers so much space for its size. This makes our Polo the number one compact car, and it will remain number one.”
Rolls-Royce has signed a deal to supply 15 LNG Engines to Norwegian Ferry Company, Torghatten Nord AS.
The LNG Engines will power five Multi Maritime designed LNG ferries operating between Bergen and Stord.
Kjell Harloff, Rolls-Royce, Vice President, Engines – Marine said: “Since the introduction of our first marine gas engines ten years ago, Rolls-Royce has delivered more than 700 gas engines on land and at sea accumulating over 25 million running hours of operating experience. We have proved that the Bergen lean-burn, pure gas, medium-speed engine range, combined with efficient hull designs, can help customers, like Torghatten Nord, cut their ships’ emissions and fuel bills significantly.”