As part of the actions implemented by the Government of Zacatecas to provide citizens with a quality transportation system that guarantees efficiency and safety, the State organized Expo Mobility Zacatecas 2018, where carriers and the public had the opportunity to meet the different transportation options and technology that are offered for this purpose.
The General Secretary of Government Fabiola Gilda Torres Rodríguez said that the objective is to restructure the entire traditional system with an integral transportation scheme that allows to change the modes of travel, to improve operating conditions, and to use clean technologies, such as natural gas, with more efficient management.
The new model includes the realization of the executive project, construction of infrastructure, organization of the transport sector and the managing entity; but mainly, it is a transversal project that is born from the planning of the urban development, and contributes to order the urban growth and the economic competitiveness of the metropolitan area.
The project contemplates an only central mobility with a single lane for buses that will connect with feeder routes to cover more population areas. The buses will replace use of diesel with natural gas, and operators will receive credits for the purchase of the vehicles.
The event was attended by DINA, which exhibited two of its eco-friendly models: the Linner G, which has a Cummins ISLG natural gas engine with a Euro 6 certificate, which allows to lower the polluting emissions and thus benefit the protection of the environment and the health of the inhabitants; and the Runner 8G, which features a Cummins BG-PLUS engine with Euro 5 environmental standard, and is equipped with 27 seats and elevator for wheelchairs.
Abraham Hernández Fernández, coordinator of Alternate Energies of DINA, participated in the conference called “Natural Gas Urban Buses,” in which he highlighted the benefits of clean technologies and the ability of the company to adapt its projects to the needs and standards of each State.
The company NatGas also attended and announced a project to convert the taxis in the region to natural gas. According to the proposal, the company finances the conversion of the vehicle so that the owner is paying as it refuels CNG. If he refuels 20 liters of CNG per day, he will pay the vehicle in a year. Ángeles Míreles Sagredo, sales executive of NatGas, explained that this will help reduce up to 90% of the polluting emission and highlighted the savings that operators will achieve.
Natural gas for vehicles is gaining momentum in more Mexican states and will be one of the key topics at AltFuels Mexico 2019, taking place on 11-14 March at the World Trade Center in Mexico City. The event will feature first level conferences and exhibition led by national and international experts and companies that will share their experiences and knowledge with visitors and showcase the latest in alternative fuel technologies.