Over 27000 free CNG conversions in Bolivia
Director general of the institution, Hernán Vega, reported precisely 27141 conversions to the Bolivian Ministry for Hydrocarbons and Energy (Ministerio Hidrocarburos y Energía). The figure encompasses both private cars and those used by state agencies, offices and institutions.
We are working to replace the fuels traditionally used for transport with domestically-produced natural gas. Thanks to a special fund that has been set up for this purpose, the conversion process is completely free. As a result we expect every fleet in the country to make the switch to CNG.
Hernán Vega, director general, Entidad Ejecutora de Conversión a Gas Natural Vehicular (EEC-GNV)
Since the conversion scheme started in 2010, 108817 vehicles have been converted using public money. Now the fleet of CNG-converted vehicles generates savings of 80 million dollars against what Bolivian government used to spend on subsidising conventional fuels. The price for CNG in Bolivia is roughly 50% of the price for petrol, which means fuel-related expenses drop by half after conversion.
EEC-GNV's CNG scheme is carried out through a network of 250 authorised and certified conversion workshops across the country.
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