The use of natural gas for public transport in Jalisco is becoming the new norm. In the Metropolitan Area of Guadalajara, around 600 units already run on natural gas, while 320 more use natural gas in Puerto Vallarta.
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In addition, in the next three years, there are plans to replace 2,860 more buses with new technologies and natural gas could be the alternative.
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“You need to make public transport more efficient so that more people can use it, and make a city more environmentally friendly and viable,” said Arnoldo Licea, general secretary of the Union of Advanced Public Transport of Jalisco (SATEJ).
Ramón Sanz, a representative of NatGas Guadalajara, reported that there are already six natural gas stations in operation, but that, before closing 2020, six more are planned and by 2021 or 2022 they are looking to grow from 25 to 30 stations.
Facts of natural gas use in public transportation:
- Fuel up to 85% cleaner than traditional fuels
- Up to 50% cheaper, up to $43,000 pesos monthly savings per bus in operation
- Reduction of up to 115 thousand tons of carbon dioxide (CO2)