The country has abundant resources to implement it
Navistar Mexico seeks to replace diesel with natural gas in road transportation
During the XII National Forum of Freight, Navistar director of government relations Eugenio Paci considered necessary to reduce dependence on diesel by betting on the use of CNG, since this technology is environmentally responsible and has guaranteed supply for over 100 years.
The event was also attended by other leading manufacturers such as MAN, Kenworth, Freightliner, Volvo, Hyundai, Foton, Hino and Isuzu, who also agreed to ask national authorities to give more importance to fueling systems that increase the performance of the vehicles and protect the environment as well.
Paci reported that Navistar Mexico was under negotiations with CNG distributors to enhance refueling infrastructure, which would result in an increased demand for natural gas powered vehicles. In this sense, he stated that one of the key issues to push the project ahead is connected with the support that state and federal governments could provide, e.g. through tax incentives for both manufacturers and fleet operators to adopt NGV technology.
From the same perspective and according to a report published by Auto Motores, Merckel Reyes, director of MAN Bus & Trucks Mexico and Gustavo García González, operational director of Kenworth Mexico also thought the use of CNG throughout the country needs official stimulation to make the whole plan possible, considering that OEMs already have the technological developments necessary to face the challenge.