Abu Dhabi Civil Defense converts vehicle fleet to natural gas

Abu Dhabi Civil Defense converts vehicle fleet to natural gas

The General Directorate of Civil Defense in Abu Dhabi, represented by the Technical Affairs Section, has switched a number of its vehicles to operate on CNG instead of gasoline. This move comes in line with the directorate’s contractual obligation with Emirates Transport in a bid to achieve the strategic goal of ensuring that all administrative services are in accordance with the highest standards of quality and reduce the use of natural resources.

Lt. Colonel Mohammed Abdul Jalil Al Ansari, Director General of the Abu Dhabi Civil Defense, said that transforming the vehicles to operate on CNG is based on the Civil Defense’s belief in its role to improve the environment by setting a good example through the use of alternative and environmentally friendly energy.

“The decision to install the environmentally-friendly CNG system falls under the direction and strategy of the federal government to preserve the environment and reduce the carbon footprint of the UAE,” he said. “These conversions will also save approximately 50% of the normal cost to operate these vehicles, which eases the financial burden on the government.”

“The benefits of switching to CNG are plentiful. For one, the natural gas is easily stored in the specifically designed cylinders in various sizes to fit different vehicles. For two, natural gas is cleaner, and therefore extends the life of the spark plugs and the exhaust – as the gas does not affect the walls of the engine’s cylinders. And three, CNG does not contain any additives, which makes it free from pollution and compatible with our efforts to be environmentally friendly,” Al Ansari added.



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