North America leads planet in LNG truck orders in 2013
Last year, North American fleets placed 18 orders for natural gas-fueled heavy-duty tractors and buses, more than any other continent in the world.
In 2013, 41 orders were made worldwide for LNG-fueled trucks and buses from 38 fleets, according to a Zeus Development Corporation survey. The largest came from Beijing Public Transit for 3,100 Liquified Natural gas (LNG)-fueled buses.
The largest U.S. order came from package delivery service firm UPS, which ordered 700 units.
“LNG is growing in attraction to truck and bus fleets worldwide,” noted Zeus Development Corporation LNG fuel analyst Siyu Chen. “Orders were placed last year in Canada, China, France, Poland, Spain, the U.K. and the U.S.”
Asia, with 15 orders, is a close second to the U.S., however, the country dominates in the number of units ordered with 4,750 units.