The Medellin-based utility company achieve yesterday this important goal as part of its commitment to sustainable mobility in the Aburrá Valley. The CNG system has already reached 60% of private cars and 40% of public transportation in the region, whereas it is close to hit the mark of 500,000 vehicles nationwide.
“Over these 12 years of promoting NGV alternative, there have been many initiatives on sustainable mobility that made others join forces and wills, such as the Government of Medellin, Metro, the Metropolitan Area, Metroplús transit system and dedicated conversion centers, all involved with the commitment to environmental protection. Today we want to honor all those people and companies who have trusted and opted to drive their vehicles with a clean, economical and safe energy source,” said Juan Esteban Calle Restrepo, CEO of EPM.
The 50,000th NGV user is a 46 year old taxi driver who has been using the fuel for eight years and now, after buying a new car, did not hesitate to re-install the CNG system, due to its economy and environmental benefits.
EPM began financing the conversion of private and public service vehicles and commercial fleets to CNG in 2002. Additionally, the company currently has five conversion center partners (Autofrancia, Eurogas, Gas Inyección, Gas Express and Suragas) and 11 refueling stations under its own brand, out of 60 sites that are currently in operation in the Aburrá Valley.