The Cusco Regional Government, through the Office of International Technical Cooperation (OCTI) and the company Andes Motors, launched the pilot phase of the first car powered by natural gas in the Cusco region, in order to ensure that this type of vehicle meets all geographic and altitudinal requirements of the region, thus this technology can be optimally implemented in Cusco fleet.
The director of the OCTI Romel Jimenez Luna said the Cusco Regional Government intends to expand the use of natural gas in the region through Kallpagas project, which is one of the administration’s guidelines of regional governor Edwin Licona Licona.
The testing phase will be made with a CNG Brilliance H230 vehicle and the first tour began in the University Avenue to the Archaeological Park of Sacsayhuaman; the second round will include Cusco-Quillabamba to check the operation of the car under difficult conditions, especially in the Abra de Malaga, and the third tour will be Cusco-San Pablo (district of the province of Canchis). Jimenez Luna added that this phase will take place during June and July.
Moreover, the representative of Andes Motors Pino Rosa Monzon said the use of CNG is the latest technology that is not yet used in the Cusco region and that it will serve to clean the vehicle fleet due to the fuel quality and to encourage drivers to adopt it.
Source: Cusco Regional Government