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Smog crackdown boosts China’s LNG truck production

China’s output of large LNG trucks soared last year, as companies and manufacturers shunned diesel and shifted to vehicles running on cleaner fuels China’s output of large LNG trucks soared last year, as companies and manufacturers shunned diesel and shifted to vehicles running on cleaner fuels.
By Tang Tian 12 February 2018 0 29530
An LNG filling station in China. (Kunlun Energy)

Demand for large LNG trucks surged in China last year as tougher environmental policies and higher oil prices boosted demand for heavy-duty vehicles that are less polluting and cheaper to run.

China manufactured 95,892 heavy-duty LNG trucks in 2017, up by 389% year on year, according to industry data provider CVWorld.

FAW Group, from northeast China’s Jilin province, was the top manufacturer. Its output was up by 613%, to 19,989 trucks. Shaanxi Automobile Group ranked a close second, on 19,614 trucks.

“Heavy-duty LNG trucks had...