Trucks

Ford F-150 Pickup Trucks Go All Out for Natural Gas, Propane

Ford F-150 Pickup Trucks Go All Out for Natural Gas, Propane

Already a leading provider or natural gas-powered light-duty pickup trucks, Ford Motor Co. said Monday its 2016 F-150 pickup models will have a 5.0-liter V8 engine offering natural gas and propane as fuel options.

May 4, 2015

Diesel Substitutes Gain Traction in North Dakota, California

Efforts are under way in North Dakota and California to provide alternatives to diesel in trucks operating in the states’ oil and natural gas fields.

December 12, 2014
NGV Sector Proves to Be Crossroad for Nations, Businesses

NGV Sector Proves to Be Crossroad for Nations, Businesses

Some of the latest developments in the natural gas vehicle (NGV) industry are blurring international borders and energy sectors, giving further proof to the notion that gas use in transportation is becoming global in scope.

November 4, 2014

Pace of North American NGV Market Slows, Volvo Says

The pace of development of the alternative fuel vehicle market has slowed, prompting Volvo Trucks to cut back on its development efforts in the natural gas vehicle (NGV) sector.

October 10, 2014
NGV Growth (or Lack of) Claims Debated

NGV Growth (or Lack of) Claims Debated

Contrary to recent business media reports and auto industry sales research, natural gas vehicle (NGV) growth, at least in the fleet trucking sector, is robust and not the lackluster picture that is being painted, according to officials with NGVAmerica, a Washington, DC-based trade association.

September 5, 2014
BioCNG Begins to Rock as CNG Rolls On

BioCNG Begins to Rock as CNG Rolls On

A wastewater-derived compressed natural gas (CNG) has rocked into prominence in Grand Junction, CO, for fueling transit bus and waste-hauling fleets, the sixth location nationally for the renewable version of CNG used in natural gas vehicles (NGV) of all sizes.

August 5, 2014

Weather, President’s Remarks Heat Up NGV Talk

Super-frigid temperatures throughout the eastern half of the nation combined with President Obama’s boost for natural gas in his State of the Union speech shined an ever-brighter light on the use of natural gas vehicles (NGV). In both cases, alternative fuel transportation advocates got a chance to further state their case.

January 31, 2014

15-Liter NatGas Engine Delayed, But NGVs Keep Trucking

Citing the need for more fueling infrastructure, one of nation’s major makers of natural gas engines, Cummins Inc., has decided to “pause” the development of its 15-liter spark ignition engine for at least the first six months of this year. Industry sources, however, indicate that this should not slow the development of more long-haul trucking moving to natural gas vehicles (NGV).

January 13, 2014
LNG Preferred for Over-the-Road Trucks, Clean Energy Says

LNG Preferred for Over-the-Road Trucks, Clean Energy Says

Liquefied natural gas (LNG) is the preferred alternative fuel for over-the-road trucks, compared to compressed natural gas (CNG), according to California-based Clean Energy Fuels Corp., which supplies both LNG and CNG to customers.

January 2, 2014

NatGas Truck Market to Hit 1.9M in 2022, Report Says

Citing a growth spurt in the natural gas vehicle (NGV) market for trucks late this year, a new report from Navigant Research projects that 1.9 million NGV trucks and 1.8 million NGV buses will be on the road globally by 2022.

December 27, 2013