Due to the shortage of LPG, recorded in recent days at the national level and which is mainly affecting the pockets of users, the energy company Cálidda suggested drivers to convert their vehicles to the natural gas system “because it is cheaper and abundant.” There are 300 CNG stations throughout Peru, in addition to 150 authorized conversion workshops.
“Natural gas for vehicles is more than 30 to 35% competitive with LPG, and 70% with gasoline. It is much cheaper,” said José Antonio Saco, Deputy Manager of Sustainable Mobility at Cálidda.
The Cálidda representative also reported that there is a large network of refueling points that sell this fuel in the Peruvian capital. “We have more than 300 service stations distributed throughout Lima and Callao that provide CNG service, which is fully guaranteed,” he explained.
Moreover, there are more than 150 authorized workshops for the conversion of LPG or gasoline vehicles to natural gas. In the case of LPG-powered cars, there is State financing through the Social Energy Inclusion Fund (FISE): if the conversion costs 4,000 soles (USD 1,080), a bonus of 2,000 soles is given. In turn, the 2,000 difference can be financed, without interest, in three years, Saco commented.
The conversions are carried out in an authorized workshop where a contract is made, “you leave the car and it comes out converted,” added the Cálidda manager. The agreement is between the workshop and FISE, and the bonus is not given to the user.
The LPG discount voucher is available in all regions where the NGV Savings Program is implemented, such as Lima, Callao, Piura, Lambayeque, La Libertad, Ancash, Junín, Ica and Cusco. Likewise, it will have a presence in other regions to the extent that they have a CNG service station, reported state-owned media TV Perú.