Chile: Enel X launches a new e- mobility model in Santiago
Chilean President, Sebastian Pinera, attended the ceremony for the delivery of the first 100 electric buses to Transantiago, the company that manages road mobility in the Chilean capital. Enel X is a fundamental partner to the project, for it provided both the financing and the technology of the charging stations for the buses produced by a Chinese company. With the introduction of electric buses in its fleet of vehicles, Chile has become the second country in the world for e-mobility in urban transportation.
Transitioning towards electromobility entails medium and long-term advantages: it enhances efficiency (with an estimated cost-km ratio of 70 pesos down from the ratio of 300 pesos for diesel-engined vehicles), fulfills the zero-emission target and reduces the environmental impact (Santiago ranks fourth among the Latin American capitals for fine particulate matter in the air). Equipped with chargers for electronic devises, wifi routers and air conditioning, the new vehicles will also significantly improve the experience of passengers.
The purchase of electric buses is an element of the Transantiago modernization project, developed by President Pinera himself, which envisages the introduction of tender mechanisms with incentives for companies having fleets of environmentally friendly vehicles, with the aim of making the urban transport system of the Chilean capital more competitive and efficient.