“We are also in talks with the authorities to find the ways to remove the restriction on CNG vehicles for particular use as there would be no technical impediments for it,” said Cood to local newspaper Diario Financiero. He also stated that Chile has “all conditions” to stimulate the conversion of vehicles and the use of CNG.
Moreover, the Chilean company does not disregard the possibility of providing incentives to encourage the growth of the NGV industry. Among other benefits, they has suggested free parking availability for vehicles running on CNG and also “easing the conversion process” that is currently complex, especially for brands and models not yet certified.
Gasco, which expects to sell 32 million m3 and 28 thousand tons of CNG by 2015, recently introduced three natural gas-powered cars at an exhibition held in the Chilean capital. These units will be participating in the Rally Dakar 2011 competition.