The new vehicle, which uses interchangeably four different fuels, was presented at the Controller Service and Vehicle Registration premises by Taxi Ownership president Oscar Dourado, in a ceremony attended by Mayor Ana Olivera. The new car operates on gasoline, ethanol, biodiesel and natural gas, but the engine will prioritize, whenever possible, the use of CNG.
The registered Fiat Siena will be tested for 90 days. Ana Olivera highlighted the regulatory role of the Uruguay’s capital city and the encouragement given to the introduction of more efficient technologies in public transportation.
The importance of using fuels which Uruguay already produces was also highlighted, as well as the adoption of natural gas, whose availability is associated with the commissioning of the Sayago regasification plant.
When operating on CNG, the vehicle reaches a driving range of 186 kilometers in the city and 244 kilometers on the road. In the case of liquid fuels, the driver can use them individually by selecting the most suitable for every driving situation, or the injection pump makes the mixture wisely in order to find the most efficient proportion. The Tetrafuel car had been launched last month.
Source: Municipality of Montevideo.