“As we can see, private cars owners are showing a lot of interest in conversions, so once the Ministry has approved the plan, its implementation will begin in September,” the executive explained, according to Página Siete. As soon as the private fleet program starts, drivers will save at least USD 600, which is the amount charged by specialized conversion workshops for their work.
The EEC-GNV revealed that 15,516 vehicles had been converted to natural gas until last week, in addition to the 13,990 units switched in 2011 and 3,450 in 2010, as part of the free conversion program of public transportation across the country. As a result, 32,956 vehicles were fitted to operate on CNG out of approximately 85,000 that form this segment in Bolivia.
Moreover, statistics show that 478 state-owned vehicles have been converted, out of 2,861 which have already submitted their applications.
In Bolivia, there are 107 authorized CNG conversion workshops up and running. In addition, 184 natural gas refueling stations are opened to public, although there are 89 facilities under construction.