Since 2018, Enel X has put 1,536 electric buses on Santiago’s city streets working with Metbus (one of the city’s six private bus operators working for public transport operator RED) and China’s BYD, a manufacturer, in a public-private partnership. The new e-Buses created by the Enel X-BYD partnership are silent, safe, ecological and can reduce operating costs by up to 70% compared to a diesel bus. They are powered by 16 electro terminals, some with rooftop photovoltaic panels, that have become symbols of sustainability and digitalization in the areas where they are located, and 324 electrical bus charging stations. More than 40 new state-of-the-art bus stops include free WiFi, USB chargers, bus arrival time displays, solar panels, LED lighting and wheelchair access. Each electric bus contributes to a reduction in carbon emissions equal to the CO₂ produced by 33 cars.