Exactly in the last city mentioned, the buses successfully passed the most demanding tests undertook 2.350 meters above sea level. “The excellent results of the test have disproved the myth that natural gas buses cannot operate at height”, Podestá Campos told Prensa Vehicular Peru. The Arequipa’s first CNG-powered bus, which is 11 meters in length and capable of transport 80 passengers and was presented in July 2011, successfully passed its trials and got, consequently, the Bureau Veritas’ certification.
“Our next big challenge in this business is to conclude the long-distance inter-provincial tests, where we intend to continue achieving excellent results,” Podestá Campos stated. On the other hand, he confirmed that a new CNG bus, the EURO IV, will be launched next year.