In order to promote good business practices, as well as provide more certainty to the ecosystem, the Mexican Association of Natural Gas for Vehicles, CNG, LNG and Biogas (AMGNV) signed a strategic agreement with the company CONSWARE, creators of the most used technological platform in Mexico, for the centralized control of the operational, administrative and commercial processes of the service station networks and conversions to natural gas.
This alliance will allow greater visibility on the daily number of refueling, conversions or CNG factory-fitted vehicles, essential information for making strategic decisions that will boost the growth of the sector. There are currently more than 52,000 natural gas vehicles in Mexico, which represents 0.10% of the total vehicle fleet in the country.
In its last 2020 meeting, the AMGNV reported that it closed the year with 57 public service stations operating in the country and 50 new projects, 21 of these in steps prior to the start of operations, added to others that are under construction or processing the permits before the authorities, to achieve commercial activities during 2021.
In addition, the Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE) announced the authorization of six new permits for NGV projects in Mexico. It is projected that in December 2021 the infrastructure will be doubled and 107 public NGV stations will be operating.
Andrés Bayona Insignares, President of the AMGNV, mentioned that the growth in the service offer will require an effort to multiply in similar proportions the current consumption of CNG that today mainly comes from with high consumption vehicles, such as tractors, urban buses, BRT systems, taxis and delivery vehicles, which will require financing for their conversions or acquisitions of new vehicles with natural gas engines.
“In November 2020 we decided to carry out a national plan to reactivate the sector that includes all the players in this ecosystem. We are in the analysis and prospecting stage before launching this ambitious project that seeks to double the NGV fleet in just two years,” he explained.
Since its launch, the AMGNV has promoted joint work so that agencies, organizations and businessmen participate in projects for the renovation of the vehicle fleet and development of refueling stations.