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  • World Buses Market, Freedonia
    World demand to rise over 5% annually through 2018


    LONDON, April 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Worldwide demand for buses is projected to rise more than five percent per annum to over 600,000 units in 2018, twice as fast as the 2008-2013 rate of increase. The number of buses in use worldwide is expected to exceed eight million units in 2018. Five major trends will fuel growth:
    • Expansion in the size of the global urban population.
    • Rising government investment in public transportation networks, particularly bus rapid transit systems, to reduce traffic congestion and improve air quality.
    • Growth in the number and size of private transportation companies.
    • Climbing worldwide sales of electric, hybrid, compressed natural gas (CNG), and liquefied natural gas (LNG) models, as many countries adopt more stringent emissions standards and environmental considerations grow in importance.
    • Growth in the use of Type C and other school bus models because of government efforts to expand access to education, safety concerns, and more favorable conditions in the large US market. However, global bus sales increases will be restrained by rising demand for and use of motorcycles and light motor vehicles for transportation as income levels climb in many developing nations.
    The expansion of rail transportation networks around the world is also expected to moderate bus market growth.

    Asia/Pacific region to post largest gains in demand

    The Asia/Pacific region is projected to account for more than three-fifths of all new bus demand through 2018. Growth is expected to pick up in both India and China, the region's two largest bus markets, after declining moderately during the second part of the 2008-2013 period. Japan, Taiwan, and South Korea are also expected to perform considerably better between 2013 and 2018 as older buses are replaced, often with alternative fuel models, while Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, and ot

  • cancerdotcom cancerdotcom Apr 7, 2015 7:07 PM Flag

    All 10-year-old diesel vehicles and 15-year-old petrol ones will be taken off the roads in the National Capital Region, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) ordered on Tuesday.

    Experts, however, warned that part of the public health benefit that would arise from the orders could be wiped out if vehicles replacing the ones that go off the road are also diesel variants, with the existing fuel quality standards.

    The tribunal’s order covers light and heavy vehicles. The order was an upgrade of a previous one from December 2014 when the court banned all vehicles, both petrol and diesel, older than 15 years from plying on Delhi roads.

    “We might mention that a number of countries in the world are in the process or have prohibited diesel vehicles or are in the process of doing away with them by imposing very heavy taxes. We have already noticed that certain stringent measures need to be taken to ensure that residents of the area do not travel closer to ill-health with each breath they take,” said the principle bench of the court, headed by NGT chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar, reported news agencies.

    “We direct all diesel vehicles, heavy or light, which are 10 years old will not be permitted on the roads of Delhi and NCR,” it directed.

    The published orders of the NGT were not available online till the time of filing this report.

    The Delhi government had estimated that the December 2014 order itself would take more than 2.9 million vehicles off the road. A ready estimate for the total number of vehicles that would now be banned in the entire NCR region is not publicly available at the moment.

    The tribunal also gave 20 hours to the government and the agencies concerned to ensure that all entry points of Delhi have units to check pollution levels, weight and age of any vehicle entering Delhi.

    According to experts diesel cars emit around three times more nitrous oxide than petrol vehicles and around three-six times more particulate matter.

    But experts warned that if th

  • NEW DELHI: Thirteen years after Supreme Court banned commercial vehicles not destined for Delhi from entering the city, thousands of trucks and buses running on diesel continue to pass through. Of the more than five hundred thousand vehicles that enter Delhi every day, 50,000-75,000 are trucks and 2,500 state transport buses running on diesel. Supreme Court had strictly barred diesel public transport vehicles while ordering a switch to CNG.

  • cancerdotcom cancerdotcom Apr 7, 2015 6:49 PM Flag

    ironyworks • 2 hours 57 minutes ago
    1users liked this postsusers disliked this posts1Reply
    Cancer.;Those seem like fairly minor components, whereas i'd rather see injector pumps and injector systems, if not tanks. Not much to crow about..

    you know i was kinda thinking the same thing...even if it were a 1000 a vehicle...which is doubtful..thats what 5 million ?

    bupkis

    oh wiat i am off by a zero

    50 million .....lots of bupkis

  • WCA Waste Corp. Adds CNG Trucks to Houston Fleet

    WCA Waste Corp., a vertically integrated solid-waste services company, says it has continued the process of converting its collection fleet to compressed natural gas (CNG) trucks.

    In the first quarter of this year, WCA has added 35 CNG front-load trucks to its Houston operations and commenced operation of a CNG fueling station at its Houston South facility in West Houston.

    Furthermore, the company says it will be opening a public CNG station at its hauling operation in Gainesville, Fla., during the upcoming second quarter.

    “We continue to strive for opportunities to provide sustainable solutions that support our long-term strategy and will continue to deploy automated CNG trucks as a key component of WCA’s business plan,” states WCA CEO Bill Caesar.

  • Maruti Suzuki’s sales of CNG vehicles zoom 23 pct in 2014-15

    Maruti Suzuki had sold a total of 51,215 units of factory- fitted CNG vehicles in the previous fiscal. (Reuters)
    Car market leader Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) witnessed 23 per cent increase in sales of eco-friendly factory-fitted Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) vehicles in 2014-15 fiscal at 62,996 units.
    The company had sold a total of 51,215 units of factory- fitted CNG vehicles in the previous fiscal.
    “The contribution of CNG vehicles to total sales increased to 5.4 per cent from 4.9 per cent in FY 2013-14,” MSI said in a statement

    Peek Under the Hood of India’s Newest CNG Vehicle - You’ll Find Westport Inside
    Drivers in New Delhi or Mumbai who turn the key on a new compressed natural gas (CNG) Celerio Green, may be surprised to find out that if they look under the hood they will find components from Vancouver-based Westport and its subsidiaries.

    India’s Maruti Suzuki recently announced its Celerio is now available as a bi-fuel option: the Celerio Green. The five passenger, bi-fuel car runs on CNG and petrol (gasoline) and gets 31.79 km/kg when it’s in CNG mode.

    Westport is supplying the cylinder valve, low pressure filter and plastic venting hose for this recently announced addition to the Maruti Suzuki CNG car line up.

    “We have been partners with this Maruti Suzuki for CNG models since 2010,” says Stefano Paoli, EMER Overseas Operations Manager. “Since we are supplying them with common components, equipping the Celerio Green is a natural progression. We hope to see this market continue to grow.”

    Westport components are also under the hood of Maruti Suzuki’s WagonR, Eeco, and Ertiga CNG models, supplied through its subsidiary Emer, and Emer’s India-based joint venture, Minda Emer.

    Learn more about the Celerio Green, and Maruti Suzuki’s natural gas powered vehicles here:

  • cancerdotcom cancerdotcom Apr 5, 2015 5:34 PM Flag

    grahampopper2 • 3 hours ago
    Iran has the world's largest fleet of NGV at 2.86 million vehicles.CNG in Iran costs the least compared to the rest of the world.These are the facts I leave the conclusions on you.

    the ayatollah says that westport engines are a gift from Allah ?

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    319 CNG Trucks for UPS...

    by jandskirch Apr 3, 2015 3:17 PM
    cancerdotcom cancerdotcom Apr 3, 2015 4:04 PM Flag

    Kristen Petrella, a UPS spokesperson, tells NGT News the major shipment and logistics company already operates more than 1,000 CNG vehicles across the country. All told, UPS has over 5,000 alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles globally. In addition to CNG, the company has embraced liquefied natural gas (LNG), propane, all-electric, electric hybrid, hydraulic hybrid and biomethane vehicles.

    Petrella explains the new CNG vehicles will include approximately 800 tractors and 600 of the company's familiar, brown package-delivery vehicles.

    She says Kenworth will provide most of the tractors, which will feature Cummins Westport ISX12 G engines. Petrella adds the trucks will also be equipped with fuel systems from Agility Fuel Systems and Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide Inc

  • cancerdotcom cancerdotcom Apr 2, 2015 11:12 PM Flag

    UPS Doubles Down on CNG with New Vehicles, Stations

    by Joseph Bebon on Thursday April 02, 2015

    In the ever-growing natural gas vehicle (NGV) industry, when a fleet operator deploys any number of NGVs, two or 200, it is certainly noteworthy. Well, UPS just announced plans to purchase and deploy 1,400 new compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles over the next year, more than doubling its current CNG fleet in the U.S. Wow!

    Kristen Petrella, a UPS spokesperson, tells NGT News the major shipment and logistics company already operates more than 1,000 CNG vehicles across the country. All told, UPS has over 5,000 alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles globally. In addition to CNG, the company has embraced liquefied natural gas (LNG), propane, all-electric, electric hybrid, hydraulic hybrid and biomethane vehicles.

    Petrella explains the new CNG vehicles will include approximately 800 tractors and 600 of the company's familiar, brown package-delivery vehicles.

    She says Kenworth will provide most of the tractors, which will feature Cummins Westport ISX12 G engines. Petrella adds the trucks will also be equipped with fuel systems from Agility Fuel Systems and Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide Inc.

  • Worldwide natural gas vehicle sales to total 37.2 million from 2014-2024, says Navigant
    Press release, March 31; Alex Wolfgram, DIGITIMES [Wednesday 1 April 2015]
    Though natural gas has been used in vehicles since the advent of the internal combustion engine (ICE) in 1860, it wasn't until the 1970s, when oil crises encouraged the development of alternatives to help conserve liquid oil fuel, that today's natural gas vehicles (NGVs) began to emerge. Driven by stricter emissions requirements, increased natural gas extraction through hydraulic fracturing, and a lower total cost of ownership, interest in these vehicles is growing. According to Navigant Research, sales of NGVs are expected to total 37.2 million from 2014-2024.

    "A number of regions - particularly China, which is grappling with severe air pollution issues - already have substantial markets for NGVs that are expected to grow significantly over the next decade," said Sam Abuelsamid, senior research analyst with Navigant Research. "North America's NGV market is also likely to see substantial growth, due to the large land mass and comparatively low filling station density, plus a price differential between gas and liquid fuels that is likely to bring down the total cost of ownership compared to ICE vehicles."

    Like their ICE counterparts, today's NGVs are undergoing technical changes with the aim of reducing cost and improving overall efficiency. A number of component suppliers are developing direct injection systems that will enable more commonality with the latest generation of gasoline and diesel engines. Similarly, new compressed natural gas (CNG) storage systems should help to improve system packaging in future light duty NGVs.

  • UPS to build compressed natural gas fueling stations in Denver, other cities
    Apr 1, 2015, 2:46pm MDT

    United Parcel Service Inc. will build 15 compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations to support the purchase and planned deployment of 1,400 new CNG vehicles over the next year.

    Phil W. Hudson
    Staff Writer-
    Atlanta Business Chronicle

    United Parcel Service Inc. will build 15 compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations — one of them in Denver — to support the purchase and planned deployment of 1,400 new CNG vehicles over the next year.
    The Atlanta-based shipment and logistics company (NYSE: UPS) already has a total of eight CNG fueling stations in Colorado, California, Georgia and Oklahoma and operates CNG vehicles in Germany, the Netherlands and Thailand.
    “UPS’s investment in a large scale alternative energy fleet has enabled the company to avoid more than 34 million gallons of conventional fuels since 2000,” said Mitch Nichols, UPS senior vice president of transportation and engineering.

  • Reply to

    WestFraud -$0.11 today.

    by maxpetar Mar 31, 2015 6:51 PM
    cancerdotcom cancerdotcom Mar 31, 2015 7:01 PM Flag

    yes...i billion dollar in sales..company ...was down 11 cents today

    i guess i should give you credit for being half right...

  • Raven Transport Adding 115 More LNG Trucks to Fleet

    by NGT News on Tuesday March 31, 2015 print the content itemShare on email

    Florida-based carrier Raven Transport is expanding its liquefied natural gas (LNG) truck fleet and again teaming up with Clean Energy Fuels Corp. for fueling.

    Raven Transport will deploy 115 new LNG-powered Peterbilt Model 579 trucks to haul products for an unidentified consumer packaged goods company. The new vehicles, equipped with sleepers and Cummins Westport ISX12 G engines, will add to Raven's 69 other LNG trucks.

  • The results of a CalHEAT initial investigation were integrated into application-based pathways that included long haul operations, as well as local and regional delivery, refuse and transit fleets.

    Key findings included that the market for heavy-duty natural gas trucks in the Southern California Gas Co. service territory may grow four-fold by 2020 and ten-fold by 2030.

    Regional/local delivery and linehaul applications are forecasted by CalHEAT to be growth markets as well. Additionally, new federal fuel economy and greenhouse gas regulations for trucks that will be enacted for 2019 and beyond will drive technology development of advanced drivetrains, seen by CalHEAT as a positive impact for natural gas.

  • Among the currently available natural gas Class offerings for over-the-road operations are the following:

    The Freightliner Cascadia 113 tractor incorporates the Cummins Westport ISX12 G heavy-duty natural gas engine and is offered with a variety of CNG and LNG fuel tank options. The factory-installed ISX12 G engine is compatible with either compressed natural gas (CNG) or liquefied natural gas (LNG). A number of vendor-installed fuel tank options range up to a 190 diesel gallon equivalent (DGE) CNG capacity, and up to a 300 gallon (168 DGE) LNG capacity.
    The International TranStar CNG featuring the Cummins Westport ISL G spark-ignited, turbocharged compressed natural gas engine offers 320 HP and 1,000 ft./lbs. of torque. Fuel capacity options include 75 diesel gallon equivalent tanks mounted under the cab on 4×2 models and at the back of the cab on 6×4 versions of the tractor.
    The Kenworth T680 in day cab and 52-in. mid-roof and 76-in. sleeper configurations is offered in a natural gas option. The models are available with the factory-installed Cummins Westport ISX12 G natural gas engines rated up to 400 HP and 1,450 ft./lbs. of torque. The ISX12 G engine can run on either CNG or LNG.
    The Mack Pinnacle powered by natural gas, available in axle back or axle forward configurations, is fitted with a Cummins Westport engine capable of operating on compressed or liquid natural gas and even landfill gas (LFG) or hydrogen compressed natural gas (HCNG) that meets Cummins minimum fuel quality specifications. The 12-liter engine has a peak rating of 400 HP and 1,450 ft./lbs. of torque.
    Compressed-NG-Volvo-VNLThe Peterbilt 579 in a compressed natural gas configuration has the Cummins Westport ISX12 G engine available with ratings of 320 to 400 HP and 1,150 to 1,450 ft./lbs. of torque.
    Volvo VNM 200 and VNL 300 natural gas spark ignition powered trucks feature Cummins ISL G and ISX12 G compressed natural gas and liquefied natural gas powered engines.

  • •Emterra Group is entering into an agreement with U.S. Gain, to construct and operate the largest compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station in Ontario, Canada.
    •U.S. Gain is a subsidiary of U.S. Venture, a transport products company located in Appleton, WI, while Emterra is a hauler based in Burlington, Ontario.
    •Emterra plans to use the station, Gain Clean Fuel, to fuel its fleet of sanitation trucks.

    Dive Insight:

    Emterra plans to convert its entire fleet to CNG, and the station in Ontario will help accomplish that goal. The hauler will initially have 120 of its trucks filling up on site. Emterra expects to have an additional 80 trucks fueling at the station by the end of 2015. Once completed, the station will be open to service other companies trucks that run on CNG.

  • Reply to

    Travel centers open more LNG fueling lanes

    by cancerdotcom Mar 30, 2015 9:24 PM
    cancerdotcom cancerdotcom Mar 31, 2015 11:27 AM Flag

    wildbeenyheeth •
    Not if there business model isn't profitable !

    cant argue with that statement.
    so you see no scenario where their business model becomes profitable ??

  • Reply to

    Travel centers open more LNG fueling lanes

    by cancerdotcom Mar 30, 2015 9:24 PM
    cancerdotcom cancerdotcom Mar 31, 2015 11:10 AM Flag

    wildbeenyheeth • 18 minutes ago
    One poster here "gets it" and the other is delusional. From $40+ to $4.
    CANCER ! Wake up and smell the coffee ! WPRT will not be an NGV success story.

    if ngv is going to be a success you would think the premier ngv engine maker would make the success list ....

  • Sales of Medium-and Heavy-duty Natural Gas Trucks Healthy in 2014

    Posted: Mar 30, 2015 11:27 AM | Last Updated: Mar 30, 2015 11:27 AM
    WASHINGTON, DC— The natural gas medium- and heavy-duty market segments grew steadily in 2014 when compared to 2013, but production and sales of light-duty natural gas vehicles dropped 34 percent, according to NGVAmerica’s 2014 NGV Production and Sales Report.

    NGVAmerica’s annual survey of OEMs and approved aftermarket suppliers shows natural gas vehicle (NGV) production and sales totaled just over 18,000 vehicles in 2014.

    Total NGV production and sales fell slightly in 2014, by about 1,250 vehicles or 6.5 percent, compared to 2013; a surprisingly healthy number given the drop in crude oil and gasoline and diesel prices, which began in late June 2014.

    The light-duty vehicle market bore the brunt of the decline, dropping nearly 3,500 units compared to 2013, whereas the medium-duty market ( Class 3–6 vehicles) rose about 24 percent over 2013. The heavy-duty market grew about 30 percent, a jump of about 2,000 units over 2013.

    That said, the medium-duty market is still relatively small. The medium-duty market increase was due to a mix of shuttles, utility cab-chassis orders, and several commercial box truck cab-over-engine orders.

    According to the report, the medium-duty market is poised for continued growth as more platforms become available and as incremental price premiums drop.

    The heavy-duty segment benefitted from market drivers in three distinct areas: continued growth in refuse truck sales and strong transit bus orders, the first full-year availability of a new engine platform, and continued growth in dual-fuel systems. Refuse truck sales continued to capture over 50 percent of the market as the industry’s large fleets—including Waste Management, Republic Services, and Progressive Waste Solutions— continued to transition to natural gas.

    Many medium-size companies also began to transition to natural gas as a way of staying c

  • TravelCenters of America LLC (TravelCenters), operator of the TA® and Petro Stopping Centers® travel center brands, has announced the opening of LNG (liquefied natural gas) fueling lanes for trucks at its TA locations at I-10, Exit 789 (Thompson Rd.), in Baytown, TX and I-10, Exit 101 (North University Ave.), in Lafayette, LA.

    Additionally, TravelCenters has completed retrofitting of its TA Truck Service and Petro:Lube facilities to bring them in line with industry standards and regulations for completing truck service and repair on both CNG (compressed natural gas) and LNG fueled trucks. These locations are:

    TA Harrisburg, PA #012 (I-81, Exit 77)
    TA Baytown, TX #017 (I-10, Exit 789)
    TA Lafayette, LA #161 (I-10, Exit 101)
    TA San Antonio, TX #147 (I-10, Exit 583)
    TA Dayton, OH #011 (I-70, Exit 10)
    Petro Ontario, CA #026 (I-10, Exit 57)
    “We are very happy to have opened our Baytown and Lafayette LNG lanes,” shared Tom O’Brien, President and CEO of TravelCenters. “All of our LNG lanes are ‘super lanes’ in that they are equipped to dispense LNG, diesel and DEF. Because super lanes are integrated with existing fuel lanes, we do not interrupt truck traffic flow, or reduce available truck parking spaces. We now have six truck repair and maintenance facilities that perform repair and maintenance on LNG and CNG vehicles.”

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