Electric buses, the green revolution on the streets of Santiago

Electric buses, the green revolution on the streets of Santiago

Chile has the highest number of electric buses in Latin America and the second highest in the world

Published on DECEMBER 17, 2018
In Chile the “electric revolution” travels by bus. The South American nation has the highest number of electric, zero-emissions buses in Latin America, the second highest in the world. The first 100 electric buses to be integrated into the public transport network of the city of Santiago were presented on 13 December at O’Higgins Park and will work the route using the modern electric corridor dedicated to their use on Avenida Grecia.

Santiago Launches New e-Buses and Electric Corridors

The first 100 electric buses for the public transportation network of the Chilean city of Santiago were presented on December 13 at O’Higgins Park. The ecological buses produced by BYD, which are 12 meters long and can carry 81 passengers each, will be operative immediately thanks to the inauguration of an electric corridor made up of 100% electric bus terminals on Avenida Grecia, which is part of their route and links five municipalities of the Metropolitan Region of Santiago.
 Electric Public Transportation

Electric Public Transportation

Zero-emissions mobility for sustainable cities

Electric Bus Terminals by Enel X

The first e-bus terminals in Latin America were created through a collaboration between Enel X, e-vehicle manufacturer BYD Chile, and Chilean public transit company Metbus. 
The latest generation technology infrastructure represents a real revolution for Chilean mobility as it moves towards offering zero emissions public transportation as part of the decarbonization of the capital, Santiago.

Innovation for Savings and Cutting Pollution

Digital Services

Digital Services

Innovative software and platforms to plan and manage a sustainable city

The green revolution traveling on the new Chilean buses is unique in the world. Not only for the significant economic savings, given that green vehicles consume at least 70% less than their polluting predecessors, but also for the unique smart and innovative technology that manages vehicle capacity and monitors the battery levels of the vehicles in real time, optimizing their consumption. Another advantage for city residents is the low level of noise pollution, both on the buses and on the streets of the densely inhabited metropolitan area.

Symbols of Sustainability and Digitalization

The electric bus terminals, located in the neighborhoods of Peñalolén and Maipú, are symbols of sustainability and digitalization given the respective 63 and 67 charging points available for the electric buses and a solar parking area designed to house photovoltaic panels that, by generating clean energy directly from the sun, contribute to meeting the energy requirements to charge the batteries and the infrastructure.

Turnkey Solutions for Green Cities

Enel X has distinguished itself in Chile for its innovative solutions tailored and developed to support the spread of the culture of electricity and an increase in sustainable mobility. This is why Transantiago, the transport operator of the Metropolitan Region of Santiago, used our turnkey services, which range from projects for charging stations to supplying the energy to run them. The digital intelligence of Enel X is turning the streets of Chile green.