Mejia applauded the government’s decision to reduce tariffs from 15% to 5% for imported vehicles with natural gas dedicated engines as it is a cleaner technology. “This is the best signal for transport companies. They will invest with confidence and following the trail blazed by the government and the global trend,” he added.
It is worth mentioning that Medellín and Sincelejo are the first cities to implement the use of natural gas in its transportation system.
As the Ministry of Mines and Energy has published on its website, there are 334,876 NGVs accumulated in Colombia (up to April 30, 2011). Moreover, there have been installed 651 natural gas fuelling stations since 1993.