Natural gas-powered buses enter service this month in Ivory Coast
11 October 2010
The Ivory Coast is leading the way in the field of transport and ecology, with its project for buses powered by natural gas.
Transport company Sotra has in fact announced its intention to replace diesel with natural gas in some of its buses for a period of six months.
So four natural gas-powered buses will be on the road, on line 07, from 12 October 2010 .
If the experiment proves convincing, a larger fleet of natural gas-powered buses will be deployed.
N'gbesso Félix and Hervé Bombet, project managers, told the newspaper Notre Voie that the objective is to develop the gas potential of Ivory Coast, protect the environment, develop public transport by optimizing operating costs, and to diversify the sources of energy supply.
This week, the newspaper Walfadjri also reveals that in Senegal, head of State Mr.Wade is going to offer 150 minibuses to contribute to preparations for the start of the new school year.