January 22, 2021. The Mexican Association of Natural Gas Vehicles (AMGNV) signed a strategic agreement with Consware company, creators of the most used technological platform in the country, for the centralized control of the operational, administrative and commercial processes of the service station networks and conversions to gaseous fuel.
This alliance allows having greater visibility on the daily number of loads, conversions or factory natural gas vehicles. There are more than 52,000 natural gas units, which represent 0.1% of the total vehicle fleet in Mexico.
The AMGNV reported in its last assembly of 2020, that they close with 57 public filling stations operating in the Mexican Republic and 50 new projects, 21 of these in steps prior to the start of operations, added to others that are in process, construction or permits before the authorities, to begin commercial activities during the year 2021.
The Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE) announced the authorization of 6 new permits for NGV projects. It is projected that in December 2021 the infrastructure will be doubled and 107 public stations will be operating.
Andrés Bayona Insignares, President of the AMGNV, commented that the growth in the service offer will require an effort to multiply in similar proportions the consumption of natural gas for vehicles that currently exists, many of them with high consumption vehicles as is the case of trucks, urban passenger buses, rapid transit systems, taxis and delivery units, which will require the financing of their conversions or acquisitions of new vehicles with gas engines.
“In November 2020 we decided to carry out a national plan to reactivate the sector that includes all the players in this ecosystem; We are in the analysis and prospecting stage to give the starting signal for this ambitious initiative that seeks to double the natural gas vehicle fleet in just two years,” said Bayona Insignares.