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RATP GROUP JOINS INTERNATIONAL TRANSPORT FORUM
Paris-based public transport operator RATP Group has become a member of the Corporate Partnership Board of the International Transport Forum (ITF).Read article
UK GOVERNMENT FUNDING FOR DRIVERLESS AND LOW CARBON PROJECTS
The UK Government has awarded US$137 million (£109.7 million) of funding, alongside significant funding from industry, to help develop the next generation of driverless and low-carbon vehicles, as part of the Industrial Strategy and the government’s Plan for Britain.
Seven innovative projects will share grants from the latest round of funding from the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC), the joint industry-government programme to put the UK at the forefront of low carbon vehicle technology.
TOTAL TO FUEL EUROPEAN TRANSPORT WITH NATURAL GAS
French multinational integrated oil and gas company Total inaugurated its first natural gas fueling station in France, in Nantes. Natural gas fuel is an alternative fuel primarily used by distribution trucks and by public transport buses. Another 15 stations will be opened this year, followed by an additional 10 per year.Read article
BIO-CNG POWER VEHICLES IN CHINESE CITY OF YANTAI
Environmental awareness is growing in China, and with it the market for compressed natural gas (CNG). Germany company EnviTec Biogas AG, a manufacturer of biogas production equipment, says that one of the several CNG filling stations in the eastern Chinese port city of Yantai is now taking deliveries of biomethane from two 1,000 Nm³/h EnviThan gas upgrading plants.Read article
IVECO RECOGNIZED AS A PIONEER OF NATURAL GAS VEHICLE TECHNOLOGY
At the recent NGV Global 2017 in Rotterdam, the inaugural “NGV Global Industry Champion” Award was bestowed upon Iveco in recognition of its commitment to the natural gas sector. At this time, when natural gas is commanding recognition as the most mature and affordable solution for sustainable transport, with the rapid expansion of the refuelling network and an accelerating adoption rate by fleets, this prize recognises Iveco’s pioneering work in developing a full range of natural gas vehicles – from LCV to Heavy Trucks and Buses – over the past 20 years.Read article