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 a...