SPESIFIKASI Taksi Lova | Berbahan Bakar CNG
Various methods are used by taxi companies in Indonesia to conserve fuel usage given the operational costs of fuel a growing swell.
One of the most efficient way is to convert to CNG or gas fuel.
As used Lova taxi company in Jakarta. Taxi company's Chevrolet brand now has 25 CNG-fueled units. Use of CNG in a taxi cab company had done before. However, because the assessed damage the engine, now the use of CNG as omitted.
"It used to damage the engine, but not now. That's up from the engine. Because the Chevrolet Lova engines using cast iron materials, it is very strong," said Chief Technician Taxi Djabari Lova on the sidelines of the gathering events with taxi companies Chevrolet at GM booth at the JI Expo Kemayoran, Jakarta.
In 2008, Chevrolet won the taxi market share of 7 percent or equivalent with 380 units of the national taxi market volume to 6,000 units per year.
While in sales next year Chevrolet Lova in the taxi market by increasing to 600 units. Now, along with high demand from taxi operators, continued to boost production of the Chevrolet Lova to achieve the target of 1,500 units this year.
One of the taxi operators who now rely on a fleet Lova is Beautiful Family Taxi who today received the unit to 100 Chevrolet Lova from GMAI.
He also reveals, Lova chosen because of the quality that has proven reliability, durability, and fuel efficiency.
The availability of spare parts, easy maintenance, fuel efficiency, comfort of all passengers, security, and all the value of the product can be tested and seen more transparently. Including after-sales operations. However earlier aspects of the product is expected to be used as a fleet of taxis.
Given that, if not just one aspect like tersebutkan above, then the business benefits for companies Taxi operators will not be able diraup. Including, for car manufacturers, the aim of improving brand image and products through sales Taxis will not work.
"I hope, Gathering events and the launch of this, we can explain directly to the invitation which consist of finance companies, the Bank and the national employers' Taxi operators and the media about our passion and excellence Chevy Lova. Both the specification and service, "lid Mukiat.
This year, targeting sales of 2600 units of Chevrolet. And the target contribution to the segment sales through the Chevy Lova Taxi for 900 units. While the contribution from the sales target of 7 passengers SUV, Captiva still dominate.
Sales of Chevrolet all models this year, growth increased over the same period last year (2008). In 2008, in January 161 units, 185 units in February, and March 186 units. While in 2009 on the same period in January consecutive 165 units, 187 units in February, and March 190 units.
Taxi Companies in areas, such as in Bali, Yogyakarta, Pekanbaru, Balikpapan, Makassar and Manado first contributed Chevrolet Taxi population. And approximately, 14 companies taxi operator in Indonesia have been entrusted to the Chevrolet fleet. Since early 2009, Chevrolet also has been used by taxi companies in Jakarta.
At the same event, held the signing ceremony of cooperation commitment between the Chevrolet and the Bank Harda International. Bank Harda International expressed readiness to accept applications for financing the Chevrolet Lova Taxi segment. Beyond that, there are approximately 7 Bank including finance companies that support the financing of the Chevrolet Lova.
Meanwhile, Director of Beautiful Family Taxi, Captain EM Wake up SE reveals, the choice of the Chevrolet Lova because technically proven quality and favored by its fleet of passenger comfort aspect.
"With the unit to 100 that we received today are expected to be able to improve our service to the users of Beautiful Family Taxis in Jakarta,
With the use of CNG fuel, Djabari Lova admitted every taxi fleet can save the cost of 40 percent.
CNG own tubes imported from China, while konventer from Argentina whose price reached USD 15 million with a capacity equivalent to 11 liters of the tube reached. Each one liter of gas can reach the distance of nearly 16 kilometers.
"The difference is much frugal, up 40 percent of the tablets," said Djabari said.
Chevrolet Lova Taxi recognized as having been tested during the three-month test, the results are also not
absolutely no damage to the machine. "Pretty good, keep the machine working normally, no problems in terms of resilience," sure Djabari.
Now the taxi company has 25 units of CNG-fueled taxis Lova. Possibilities, 175 other units will follow according Djabari use CNG.