Since the relaunch of the national natural gas conversion program on July 8, 7,481 vehicles switched to this fuel until October 12 of the current administration of the Executing Entity of Conversion to Natural Gas for Vehicles (EEC-GNV), dependent on the Ministry of Hydrocarbons and Energies, within the framework of the policy to change the energy matrix in Bolivia.
The department where the most conversions were made is La Paz, which registered 2,843 operations; followed by Cochabamba, where 2,002 cars switched to CNG. Likewise, Santa Cruz reported 1,924 conversions; Chuquisaca 370; Oruro 251; and Potosí 91. With the acquisition of 32,040 cylinders of 40, 50, 60, and 80 liters, the national natural gas conversion program was relaunched last July, paralyzed during the 2020 management.
Drivers who have not yet made the conversion can go to the EEC-GNV offices in those six departments to start the process, which is completely free. The EEC-GNV has been carrying out the programs for the conversion of vehicles to natural gas, requalification and maintenance of equipment for more than 10 years.
People who convert their vehicles to natural gas, to work as public transport or for private use, have the advantage of saving on fuel costs, since at present the price of CNG is 60% cheaper than gasoline. On the other hand, vehicles that use CNG emit less CO2 than those powered by gasoline, so the use of this fuel also helps to take care of the environment.
Source: Ministry of Hydrocarbons