New pilot with Autogas taxis was launched in the north of Colombia

Bioenergas has launched a new pilot project to deploy LPG-powered taxis in Cúcuta, a Colombian city located in the northeast of the country. The initiative is carried out along with Cúcuta Metropolitan Area and Asoempresas Cúcuta, association of transportation companies that operate in this metropolitan area.

The “Eco Taxi: Cucuta First Pioneer Plan” initially includes 18 taxis converted to LPG, which are already being tested, and will soon install both dedicated and multi-fuel Autogas service stations in the city.

“This is a great bet from the Ministry of Mines, Corponor (Regional Autonomous Corporation of the Northeast Border), the Metropolitan Area and the private sector, so that Cúcuta enters the club of green cities. We highlight the involvement of the owners and the taxi companies in the city, who have shown great interest in the initiative,” said Álvaro López, General Manager of Bioenergas.

Miguel Peñaranda, General Director of the Metropolitan Area, also commented that the arrival of this “clean fuel with low emissions will help to have a more environmentally friendly city and allow clean mobility.” In addition, he announced that taxis being part of this clean fuel pilot will not have weekly peak and plate restrictions.

Holger López Vergel, Secretary of Economic Development of Norte de Santander, added that they will also offer incentives to promote the process of converting vehicles to this new clean fuel technology. For more information, please check this link.

17 March 2021