Hyundai and Gas Natural Fenosa form key alliance in the Colombian NGV market With kits supplied by NGV Motori.
July 3, 2013
The best-selling taxi brand and largest NG distribution company in the country are seeking to get at least 30- 40% of public transport vehicles running on CNG in the short term. As part of this initiative, the automaker’s models for the passenger service will operate on natural gas straight from the factory production line.
“This is a partnership between NGV Motori, Hyundai and Gas Natural Fenosa in collaboration with Ecopetrol for taxis to be built and converted to CNG already at factory, giving the end user a factory warranty, because that’s the key issue: to be able to offer safety straight from the OEM headquarters,” explained René Perea, Gas Natural Fenosa commercial director, according to an article published yesterday by El Espectador newspaper.
This partnership has set the goal of reaching at least 30-40 percent of public sector cars already converted to CNG at the production line (OEM NGV). Taxis have aftermarket warranty and are backed by Hyundai as a manufacturer, reported Santiago Gómez, who is vice president of Hyundai Colombia Automotriz. As a result of vehicle conversion, 1.88 million tons of CO2 emissions have been cut in the capital city of the country.
According to the report, 438,577 vehicles have been converted to run on natural gas in Colombia so far, while Bogota is the area with the largest number of NGVs (143,231 vehicles, i.e. 33% of the national total).
NGV Motori is pleased to be a partner in this initiative and supply Best of Breed conversion kits to this venture, along with training their teams for installation in the free zone, stated Dr. Iori Chairman of NGV Motori. We will offer our technology and training to provide the best kits and conversions to the end user and bring the benefits of natural gas to the growing market with a seamless integration of technology and costs.
About NGV Motori.
NGV Motori is an OEM in the aftermarket conversion kits and engines with its HQ in Reggio Italy and US offices and workshop in New Jersey and Virginia. The company has been a leader in the prototype, production and supply of conversion kits for aftermarket engines with its current focus for Diesel to natural gas applications. For more information please visit www.ngvus.com or email to firstname.lastname@example.org