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Mexico: Hyundai plans to introduce natural gas buses in Puebla’s green route
The South Korean multinational automaker recently announced it will compete to include their CNG vehicles in this city’s Urban Articulated Transport Network project (known as RUTA), a public transport system similar to the one already operating in Mexico City, the Eco-bus, running on methane as well. The commercial division of the automobile manufacturer also revealed that the company will be involved in new projects to be implemented in the states of Chihuahua, Guerrero, Sonora and Nuevo León.
Hyundai Mexico executive Raúl Hernández Kim said that CNG buses generate savings of 30% compared to diesel transport vehicles. For this reason, the investment of buying such natural gas vehicles is recovered within 2.5 years, according to data published by e-consulta.com
It is noteworthy that Hyundai has already delivered 30 of the 100 buses purchased by the Mexico City government. The vehicles have been covering Balderas-Santa Fe route since last year.
In late July, the mayor of Mexico City, Marcelo Ebrard Casaubon, announced the Final Project of the toll-free new public transport consisting of 40 natural gas buses that will form the Eco-bus Line 2 and run from San Jerónimo to Santa Fe.
In addition, Hyundai also presented its CNG-fueled HD120 truck
, which companies such as Jumex, Bimbo and Sabritas have already introduced into their delivery fleets.