HCM City to add more 23 CNG buses - Website Ho Chi Minh City
The HCM City Department of Transport has approved the May 19 Bus Cooperative to invest 23 buses using Compressed Natural Gas (CNG).
Saigon Transportation Mechanical Corporation (Samco) will produce buses worth VND2.75 billion of each and hand over the May 19 Bus Cooperative in July and August.
CNG is considered a clean fuel and comprises of compressed methane and ethane. The fuel has a high octane rating, meaning it is compressed and not highly inflammable. It vaporizes in the air without catching fire, thereby minimizing the risk of an explosion.
Municipal authorities hope that CNG-powered buses will reduce pollution in the city and save at least 40 per cent in operational costs, as compared to petrol-powered buses.