Electric cars, the future of electromobility in Chile

Electric cars, the future of electromobility in Chile

Chile has become a reference for Latin America in the development of electric mobility. In recent years, the country has implemented measures that promote electromobility and are committed to improving the quality of life of millions of Chileans. This is the case of electric cars, which until recently seemed like a dream and today have become a reality.

There are currently around 900 electric cars circulating in Chile and it is projected that by 2030 this figure will increase to 80,000 electric vehicles circulating throughout the country.

Between 2018 and 2019, the number of electric vehicles in Chile increased by 68%, which represents an exponential growth in terms of electric mobility. 

National Automotive Association of Chile

November 2019

Part of this challenge falls on Enel X's Electro-route, which includes the installation of 1,200 charging stations over the next five years to cover the demand for electric cars from Arica to Punta Arenas, with the goal of installing a charging point every 75 km. In this way, the cars will be able to move around the country with zero carbon footprint, improving the quality of the environment for future generations. 

The electromobility market is becoming more and more profitable, little by little the population is adapting to the new needs of not polluting and taking care of the environment and despite the fact that the cost of acquiring an electric vehicle is higher than a conventional one, the savings are reflected in the long term during its use. These vehicles require little maintenance and the cost of electricity is much lower than petrol, saving up to 3 million pesos a year. 

How is Electromobility in Latin America?

Mexico heads the list as one of the first countries to incorporate electric mobility into its daily life with the release of the Zacua in its MX2 and MX3 versions, they have managed to position themselves in regional strategies for sustainable mobility by offering more environmentally friendly alternatives.

Another country that decided to bet on electric mobility was Bolivia with the Quantum car, the first nationally produced car that seeks to generate more efficient alternatives in the Andean country. 

The Argentineans also developed their own electric car, the Sero Electric, the first vehicle produced with national labor and which has two versions where the fundamental difference is the battery.

Other South American countries like Chile, Brazil and Colombia do not have their own models but have introduced electric mobility to the market as an ecological, sustainable and environmentally friendly concept.