July 17, 2019. Low cost of consumption, lower probability of risks and greater care in the engine, are some of the benefits of vehicles that use compressed natural gas (CNG) compared to those that run on gasoline.
However, the conversion of gasoline vehicles to CNG usually generates doubts regarding the investment that must be made for its installation. According to Acceso Crediticio figures, a car with CNG can provide savings of up to 19.660 soles per year.
The general manager of Acceso Crediticio, José Luis Hidalgo, details that a car that consumes 18 cubic meters daily, generates an expenditure of 27.872 soles if it is done with gasoline. However, using CNG the amount is reduced to 8.212 soles. This results in that for every 60 soles of CNG almost 200 kilometers more than gasoline is covered.
According to the executive, this natural fuel not only turns out to be the most economical, especially for drivers who travel long distances, but its application also allows guaranteeing a longer life for the vehicle components. “It is necessary to take into account that due to its better combustion the CNG keeps the oils and spark plugs clean, thus reducing maintenance costs”, said Hidalgo.
The natural gas cars also provide greater safety to its users, since the cylinders withstand high impacts and high temperatures, compared to conventional fuel tanks.
According to figures from the Association of Taps and Service Stations of Peru (AGESP), the use of CNG generates savings of 900 million soles per year in the transport sector, compared to other fuels. In addition, it is 55% cheaper and more profitable than gasoline, 29% more than liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and 39% more than diesel.