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North America leads planet in LNG truck orders in 2013

Jason Cannon January 15, 2014

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.

RELATED: UPS says all trucks ordered in 2014 will be NatGas 

“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.

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