Enel X and BYD, moving forward fast with the e-buses of Santiago

Enel X and BYD are proceeding at speed on the road towards sustainable public transport. 100 new e-buses are coming to the streets of Santiago, Chile

Published on 24 July 2018

Enel X and BYD, moving forward fast with the e-buses of Santiago

The Chilean electric revolution never stops, and it just moved up a gear. The partnership between Enel X, through Enel Distribución Chile, and BYD, the Chinese company that is a leader in the production of rechargeable batteries, continues apace. The two parties have now signed an agreement to provide 100 fully electric buses for the Transantiago network, the urban public transport system in the metropolitan area of Santiago in Chile.

A 100% green public transport solution has, however, already been circulating on the streets of the Chilean capital since November 2017, to be precise on the 516 line. Last autumn, Enel X delivered the first two electric buses to operator Metbus, for use on a rather particular urban route that crosses the city’s main arteries, dealing with some challenging hills and transporting a daily average of over 1,000 passengers. The new buses have registered a 55+% reduction in costs compared to those incurred by a vehicle ‘from the past’ covering the same route.

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