Chilean government authorises conversion of light duty model to LPG

An important advance for the transport sector was recently achieved by Gasco, after converting the first light vehicles to operate with Autogas and diesel in Chile, following the latest authorisation issued by the Ministry of Transport and Telecommunications for the adaptation of the Hyundai Porter model.

With this initiative, Gasco plans to continue strengthening its strategy of moving towards a more environmentally friendly vehicle fleet through a greater development of Autogas in the country.

The Ministry’s certification will allow this type of light vehicles – widely used in the urban transport of goods and merchandise – to access a technology that brings important benefits such as better engine performance due to a great improvement of power and torque, in addition to generating savings in fuel consumption of around 5 and 10% depending on the type of consumption.

After this approval, Gasco decided to convert ten of its delivery trucks to this dual fuel technology, and in the medium term the company’s objective is to scale it to a large part of its fleet.

“The conversion of these vehicles consolidates the company’s position in the leadership and promotion of Autogas transportation, in this particular case taking an important step towards the replacement of diesel,” said Fernando Ledesma, Gasco’s Transportation Business Manager.

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10 April 2019