According to local Diario Financiero, executives of Transantiago called for financial guarantees from political authorities to execute the project. To be exact, the introduction of natural gas in transport system will be carried out only by ensuring incentives or some additional recognition.
Meanwhile, companies such as Círculo Ejecutivo and Indumotora (sales representative of the Chinese company Higer Buses) are interested in selling buses for the metropolitan area. “The natural gas buses are now manufactured by Higer Buses in Chile, so we are evaluating if we offer them to the interested ones. We have had informal meetings about it,” Higer Buses product manager Jaime Fuschlocher stated.
Besides, the distributor Gazel decided to implement a new control system for CNG vehicles. The general manager of this firm in Chile, Christian Diaz, said the chip will be like the vehicle fingerprint and so will ensure the unit to be in perfect condition. “What we want is to provide security to the gas system, make it as transparent and universal as possible for all the fueling stations, not just our dispensing points,” he stated.