14 DECEMBER 2020
Cerro Matoso introduces eco-friendly transport with new electric bus fleet
Our Cerro Matoso operation in northern Colombia is leading the way in eco-friendly transport with the introduction of an electric bus fleet.
Twelve new buses are being used to transport workers between the town of Montelíbano and the operation. Cerro Matoso worked with its bus contractor Amtur to phase out its diesel-powered fleet, with the electric buses expected to reduce emissions and noise levels.
While electric buses can be found in big Colombian cities, the introduction of this fleet represents a milestone for Montelíbano, which becomes the first Colombian town to use this mode of transport. The move to eco-friendly buses aligns to Colombia’s National Government energy transition policy which promotes sustainable mobility and provides a better experience for both our people and the bus drivers.
The new buses were launched at an event attended by dignitaries including the Colombian Minister of Mines and Energy, Diego Mesa, Vice Minister of Mines, Sandra Sandoval and the Governor of Córdoba, Orlando Benítez.
Governor Benitez said he was very happy to see private industry playing its part to be more sustainable.
"Cerro Matoso has been an important ally in the development of the region," he said.
"This initiative shows the commitment of Cerro Matoso to the environment and the responsible and sustainable development of the region."