- Apr 8, 2006
Gauteng alone already has 10 gas filling stations as taxi operators flock to the cheaper, cleaner and more reliable alternative to petrol.
Is this actually a thing?A pilot study conducted by CNG Holdings has revealed that:
SA National Taxi Council Mpumalanga secretary Simphiwe Sibanyoni said the technology used to convert vehicles to run on gas was now within the reach of the taxi industry and operators were “looking forward to fully embrace the implementation of fuels, which are an alternative to petrol and diesel”.
- A vehicle filled with 387.11 litres of petrol travelled 3,173km at a cost of R5,423.36, compared with a CNG gas-powered vehicle that travelled the same distance for R3,059.50.
- The gas-filled vehicle made R2,363, which is 44% more than petrol.
- Natural gas is one of the safest transport fuels available.