Is compressed natural gas (CNG), as an alternative transportation fuel in place of gasolene, finally catching on in Trinidad and Tobago, as I predicted in this column two years ago?
It could be but it will be slow going.
The Southern Sales and Services company, for one, seems to think there is a demand for such vehicles.
It has just introduced a 100 per cent CNG truck to the local market.
Speaking at the handover of the vehicle last year, Southern Sales managing director Imtiaz Ahamad described the decision to bring a CNG truck to Trinidad and Tobago as a “pioneering” one.
The vehicle was manufactured in Japan by Isuzu Motors and Mr Ahamad regards it as an “important milestone” for the transportation industry.