CNG Uber: cleaner cars for NCCs in Brazil

That of ‘ pollution is a serious problem that affects all major cities worldwide. In Brazil Uber decides to focus on gas powered cars. The choice fell on one of the major existing builders of LPG and aftermarket and OEM systems. Together the two players aim to reduce polluting emissions by promising lower operating costs and more competitive rates for service users. The agreement provides for the conversion of cars owned by Uber partner drivers throughout Brazil from natural gas to gas with a specific dedicated offer. Power systems promise a smog cut across the South American country and a green alternative to all those who choose shared mobility.

Uber chooses to forge an alliance with the world leader in the sector of CNG and CNG fuel system components and systems . The exclusive collaboration agreement binds the Brazilian branch of Uber , to the Landi Renzo company and provides for the conversion of the cars owned by the Uber driver partners throughout Brazil from gas to methane thanks to the solutions offered by the company. The partnership between the two groups provides an offer dedicated to drivers from all over the South American country with authorized workshops that will also provide an after-sales service. As part of the agreement, Uber’s offer was also agreed to its Brazilian collaborators for a special financing line for the purchase and installation of CNG kits with the payment of weekly installments ( Read methane to self-service with the EU’s ok ).

Present since 2004 in Brazil, Landi Renzo decides to team up with Uber will be in the fight against pollution reduction. The result is a training course that aims to provide Uber partner drivers with educational sessions on the advantages of natural gas and the conversion of vehicles to natural gas. The cycle of meetings will take place through the personnel of the network of authorized workshops at the hubs of Uber in Brazil. The mobility giant has also made available its online channels, website and app, to increase the capillarity of information. Fabio Plein , Director of Uber in Sao Paulo declared: “Uber has been profoundly changing the Brazilian cities since 2014, to the point that São Paulo and Rio De Janeiro are today among the top 5 cities in the world by number of trips.Rediving sharing has revolutionized the relationship of millions of people with their private cars and it is exciting to imagine the potential for change and the multiplier effect of natural gas conversions of vehicles, a much better alternative for the environment “.

San Paolo and Rio De Janeiro represent, respectively, the first and third fleet of Uber and we are already working to be able to replicate the same agreement in Mexico . This offer also responds to a desire to improve the healthiness of the Brazilian metropolis. Rio de Janeiro is in fact a metropolis of 12 million inhabitants in whose air circulates a lot of particulate matter due to the combustion of engines. In fact, since 2008, the air of the metropolis has exceeded the PM10 limits on average two to three times a year ; it is a serious threat to human health given the thickness of 10 or less microns. From 2010 to 2014 the annual average of PM10 stood at 52 micrograms per cubic meter of air, while the limit recommended by the WHO stops at only 20 ( Read petrol and diesel from the garbage comes the special machine ).

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