Bogota Discusses Cleaner Mobility

| Colombia, Bogotá D.C.

Grupo Energia de Bogota (GEB), within the framework of the First E-Mobility International Meeting organized by the World Energy Council (WEC), in Bogota, participated in the “Individual Mobility Experiences” panel, where matters related to trends in mobility with clean technologies and the serious problem of transport-related emissions were discussed.

“Natural gas and electric energy do not necessarily compete in terms of mobility,” said Grupo Energia de Bogota’s CEO Astrid Alvarez. He pointed to natural gas as a fuel that offers many advantages to buses, urban freight transportation and interurban heavy freight transportation, while electric energy was perhaps more suited to lighter vehicles.

During the panel discussion, the CEO also highlighted that two fronts must be faced: in first place, a policy and regulatory framework discouraging the use of polluting vehicles must be promoted. In this sense, she suggested speeding up the replacement of the vehicle fleet towards clean technologies. “Today, vehicle tax favours old cars, and therefore, it also favours higher levels of pollution.”

Masivo Capital SAS, operator of the integrated public transport system in Bogotá D.C., introduced CNG buses to its supplemental routes in the latter part of 2016. The introduction of Scania Euro VI buses, the first such buses to operate in Bogotá, was one of the first steps toward the city’s goal of cutting transport related pollution.

Grupo Energía de Bogotá is a Colombian company set up for the generation, transmission, distribution and commercialization of energy, gas and liquid fuels in all of their forms.

Source: Grupo Energía Bogotá

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