In alliance with Gases del Caribe, Promigas and Surtigas, the Dongfeng brand presented four new models of dedicated natural gas trucks and buses to cargo and passenger transport companies in Cartagena. The objective is to encourage the acquisition of these NGVs not only for the mass transport systems in the main cities of Colombia, but also for the cargo transport segment, which, using other fossil fuels, represents more than 60% of the country’s pollution.
“At Gases del Caribe, we have been developing different strategies to stimulate the purchase of these dedicated CNG vehicles in order to contribute to the improvement of air quality throughout the national territory, in addition to reducing fuel costs and developing more competitive industries, nationally and internationally,” said Mario Cuello, Deputy Manager of Gases del Caribe Distribution.
Natural gas vehicles are backed by the factory; proof of this is that there are currently more than 24 recognized manufacturers, such as Dongfeng, that sell NGVs with a factory warranty. Most of these vehicles are designed for public service and cargo transportation, which have high demands on working hours and mileage.
Ivan Martínez, Commercial Manager of Surtigas, said that Promigas and Surtigas have been supporting these initiatives with the aim of accelerating the energy transition throughout the country and thus stimulating Colombia’s economy through the implementation of environmentally-friendly fuels in the transport of passengers and heavy cargo.
“We bring a mature product to the country, with vehicles of proven quality that use the technology of the transition. Our goal is to be the country’s number one brand of clean energy commercial vehicles. For this reason, we have been developing a robust portfolio that adapts to the needs of each territory,” commented Nicolás Villegas, Automotive Director of Gascom – Dongfeng.
Guided by the Sustainable Development Goals and good practices, which will guarantee a better world for future generations, Gases del Caribe and its subsidiary Surtigas have been developing initiatives to promote the use of clean fuels in private, public and cargo transportation through the conversion and support in the acquisition of vehicles that run on natural gas.