- This groundbreaking project, the only one of its kind, will operate 24/7 and with a flexible format, allowing for fast charging stations to supply energy in a matter of minutes to electric buses, last mile distribution vehicles, trucks, taxis, and private electric cars, to improve user experience.
- The “Electrostation,” already operative, will help reduce 240 tons of CO2 emissions each year by transitioning away from transport-related fossil fuels, becoming an incentive so that different industries and users can accelerate their transition towards electromobility.
Santiago, January 26, 2022 – An innovative project for the industry, which marks a new milestone for the development and mass expansion of electromobility in Chile, has been implemented by Enel through the launch of the first “Electric Service Station” in Latin America, positioned strategically within the city, adjacent to the Enea Business Park in Pudahuel and near the Santiago International Airport.
This is the first 100% electric multipurpose service station, which will have 23 charging points to supply electricity to different vehicles, providing a solution to the current problem of conventional service stations that offer gasoline and diesel, where the operation of a single electric charger generates long lines and wait times.
“We are facing a climate crisis that requires commitment and immediate action. An effective response to significantly lower emissions is the electrification of consumption, that is, replacing fossil fuels with clean energy. This is why we are working to promote and enable electromobility. Today’s milestone marks one step in that direction, allowing for more sustainable cities and a better quality of life for all,” says Paolo Pallotti, CEO of Enel Chile.
The new “Electric Service Station” will offer fast, simultaneous, and continuous electricity charging 24/7, for buses, trucks, last mile vehicles, taxis, and private cars, thus improving the user experience.
“The progress made towards electromobility in Chile has no return in sight. Today we’ve marked a new milestone that confirms Enel commitment to the country to continue promoting groundbreaking, innovative, and sustainable initiatives that favor the electrification of transport in all formats, where we invite the different public and private companies, institutions, and industries to join us in this challenge to benefit the decontamination of our cities,” explains Karla Zapata, CEO of Enel X Chile.
At the opening ceremony, José Luis Domínguez, Deputy Minister of Transport and Telecommunications, commented: "Electromobility and its implementation in sectors such as public transport, private and commercial vehicles, is one of the pillars to achieve Carbon Neutrality no later than 2050, since it represents approximately 17% of the reductions to reach this goal.”
Meanwhile, Marcelo Fernández, Deputy Minister of the Environment, stated: "Today we have a gap to achieve carbon neutrality and a very important focus is on the transition to electromobility, since transport in Chile is the second most important emitter of greenhouse gas.”
In turn, the Undersecretary of Energy, Francisco López, said: "We want all people in Chile to access the direct and indirect benefits of sustainable transport through zero-emission sources. Advancing in electromobility will allow us to reduce pollutants that affect our cities, thus achieving cleaner and quieter cities, and thereby improving people's quality of life”