Councilwoman Carla Pimentel introduced a bill in the House of Curitiba (Paraná, Brazil) which establishes the mandatory use of compressed natural gas in vehicles of the municipal administration. “The implementation of CNG in both city-owned and service providers vehicles can contribute to reduce the emission of toxic pollutants and help with sustainable development,” argued Pimentel.
According to the document, this fuel plays a strategic role as a source of energy in a sustainable city. “CNG adoption as a fuel for the official fleet demonstrates the value of the effort made at national level for its consolidation,” she said.
If approved, the project intends to conduct the conversion of 20% of the fleet per year, until covering the total amount of vehicles. The municipality shall keep a record of CNG installations, license plates and identification numbers. The vehicle shall display an environmental stamp issued by the municipality in a noticeable place.
According to the councilwoman, sustainability can be build by creating awareness of the use and consumption of this fuel in the municipality vehicle fleet. “This project will contribute to significant actions that promote improvements in air quality for a more balanced environmental future,” she said.
Source: Municipality of Curitiba.