Clean Mobility Alternatives

The year 2001 showed important progress concerning the Program of Natural Gas for Vehicles (GNV), especially in the interior of the country, where the number of vehicles using compressed natural gas reached 5257 in Bogotá, representing 45% of the nationwide total at the time (11642).

The pricing policy for fuel replacement, including diesel and gasoline, directly affects the development of the Natural Gas for Vehicles massification program. Findings have shown that potential users have delayed their conversion decisions until they can be sure about the pricing policy for these energy resources, especially in the case of diesel.

It has been proven that the freedom of pricing for Natural Gas for Vehicles has provided flexibility to companies in order to adapt to the environment in a more competitive manner, and this has not resulted in an increase of prices with a corresponding decrease of savings or benefits to consumers but, on the contrary, users have benefited from a decrease in price levels promoted by the competition between replacement fuels.

The GNV program nationwide, according to the goals set for the next ten years, included an estimated conversion of almost 54000 new vehicles, which implies a conversion rate of approximately 5400 vehicles per year.

In this manner, the program requires the construction of a total of 52 new service stations in the next three years, to reach a total of 255 stations by the end of 2013 and also about 117 workshops.

Las bondades de la conversión de vehículos a GNV se refleja en:

  • El ahorro conseguido por el transportador a través del uso del GNV en lugar de gasolina corriente, le permite el pago de la inversión en el kit de conversión en un periodo promedio de 9 meses para buses, y de 7 meses para taxis.
  • Una rentabilidad de la inversión en una estación de servicio cercana al 21% con un periodo de pago de 5 años, considerando el actual margen de distribución Dt de GNV del 36%; y una relación de atención taxis / buses de 75%/25%.

The following documents are intended to provide justification for the previously presented conclusions.