“There is no doubt about the fact that the natural gas is the cleanest fossil fuel of all. As a result, together with EPM’s efforts, Medellín has taken important decisions towards the use of CNG, and having reached 35,000 vehicles converted to this system is a clear example that we are on the right track,” EPM general manager Federico Restrepo Posada stated.
The manager encouraged citizens and companies with fleets to adopt the use of natural gas. “The implementation of CNG may widely contribute to reduce air pollution in the Aburrá Valley and throughout Antioquia. Each vehicle equipped with compressed natural gas system represents a valuable role in the health and welfare of our communities,” he argued.
Regionally, EPM decided to bet on this green solution and took a step forward in upgrading its passenger and cargo fleet. Currently, 156 vehicles owned by the company are entitled to the use of CNG, and by the end of this year 23 additional units will have been converted.
To meet the demand of all NGVs, a network of 58 refuelling stations has been established in the area, including 55 in the Aburrá Valley, two in Rionegro and one in La Ceja (Antioquia).