President Abdel Fattah El Sisi has recently inspected models of modern vehicles, equipped with CNG engines, ahead of commercialize them at the Egyptian market. Produced by giant international automakers, the locally-assembled vehicles are planned to be offered at the markets nationwide at competitive prices and with payment facilities, presidential spokesman Bassam Radi said.
The move comes as part of the government’s efforts to support a national project aimed at equipping vehicles and means of public transportation with natural gas technology, given their economic and societal benefits, Radi added.
In addition, the Petroleum Ministry unveiled a report, titled “CNG… the best for all types of vehicles,” which confirms that converting gasoline-fueled cars to run on natural gas reduces fuel costs by nearly 50%. It also says that the new conversion systems aimed at retrofitting vehicles with different fuel tank capacity help improve the engine efficiency and increase the car horsepower capacity.
The report includes a guideline for citizens wishing to convert their cars to CNG within the framework of implementing the government’s ambitious plan to expand the use of natural gas as a transport fuel.
Source: Egypt’s State Information Service