The gas distribution company Surtigas has acquired a fleet of 36 brand-new Hyundai Tucson vehicles equipped with a CNG system. The purchase was carried out through Renting Colombia and the objective is to add actions to reduce its fleet’s carbon footprint.
“With this acquisition, Surtigas continues to add actions to improve the quality of the air we breathe by reducing CO2 emissions into the environment, it reduces its carbon footprint and also generates savings of more than 52% for the company in fuel costs,” the firm said in a statement.
The equipment installed in Hyundai vehicles is 5th generation technology and sequential injection of natural gas. It is a system designed for application in vehicles with electronic fuel injection, where the mixing of air and fuel is carried out through computerized calculations, generating a more homogeneous mixture and more complete combustion.
“This results in a decrease in CO and CO2, also allowing better mechanical performance of the engine (power and torque) and also optimizing fuel performance,” Surtigas explained.
The company also stated that it promotes the use of “this environmentally friendly fuel that also generates significant savings” and invited fleet operators and owners to opt for natural gas “as a solution to the constant increases in gasoline prices.”