Natural Gas Vehicles

Natural gas powertrains in HGVs are a popular alternative to traditional diesel engines. They run on compressed natural gas (CNG) or liquefied natural gas (LNG) and offer reduced emissions and improved fuel efficiency compared to diesel engines. The use of natural gas as a fuel source can also provide a cost savings over diesel, particularly for fleets with a large number of vehicles and high annual mileage. Despite not being a carbon zero solution, Natural-Gas offers a low carbon stepping stone in the journey to decarbonisation. The adoption of natural gas powertrains in heavy commercial vehicles is expected to grow in the coming years as the demand for more sustainable and cost-effective transportation solutions increases- expect to be kept informed on this ever-changing market at Freight Carbon Zero.

Natural gas powertrains in heavy goods vehicles  use compressed natural gas (CNG) or liquefied natural gas (LNG) to offer reduced emissions, improved fuel efficiency, and cost savings compared to traditional diesel engines.


What is biomethane/natural gas?

The terms biomethane, biogas, bio CNG and bio LNG are all used; despite ‘bio’ and ‘natural’ being distinct terms with distinct meanings these terms can sometimes be used interchangeably adding confusion. Read more…

Natural gas news


ReFuels expands Bio-CNG refuelling network with new station in Newton Aycliffe, UK

ReFuels N.V., a leading European supplier of renewable biomethane (Bio-CNG) for decarbonising heavy goods vehicles, has announced the opening of its 11th refuelling station at Newton Aycliffe in County Durham, under the CNG Fuels brand.


Walmart teams up with Cummins and Chevron to debut first 15-litre natural gas engine

The first 15-litre compressed natural gas (CNG) engine on North American roads, Walmart, Cummins, and Chevron are taking steps towards their goal of zero-emissions transportation.



Truck Fleet Decarbonisation – What a journey…

This week Chris Douglas from Polaris Consultancy, who has spent the past 25 years working in road freight across operations, policy creation and consultancy roles in the UK, Europe, Africa and Asia, shares his views on the journey facing us all to a carbon zero future.

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Battery swaps – the great leap forward?

If you’ve been following the debate around how to decarbonise our heaviest vehicles, you’ll be aware that it’s essentially been a three-horse race. Out in front are battery trucks, with megawatt chargers soon to give them a boost. Close behind are hydrogen fuel cell trucks, accompanied by all the heated ...