Electric public transportation plays a key role in the transformation towards sustainable, interconnected cities. With our integrated solutions, we are leading the industry in the creation and promotion of an ecosystem that brings about synergies and integrates our joint efforts with government and other stakeholders within the LatAm region.” (Nhiura Coaquina, Head of Business Development eBuses eCity LatAm) Latin America is at the center of the energy transition and electrification, particularly in terms of electric mobility and transportation. Cities are increasingly driven to electrify and decarbonize their transportation systems as their populations grow and pollution increases. Enel X Colombia has been awarded two contracts for the provision of six electric terminals and 412 electric buses to Bogotá’s TransMilenio public transportation system. Also, the six electric terminals will have a total of 473 smart charging points with a capacity to charge 878 electric buses.
In Chile, Enel X is providing a smart charging infrastructure for 435 electric buses in Santiago, for a total of 11 electric terminals, 40 smart bus stops, and 245 charging stations. In Lima, in collaboration with the Global Sustainable Electricity Partnership (GSEP) and Hydro-Québec, Canada’s public utility, we have launched the first electric bus equipped to gather data in real time in order to lay the groundwork for a national electric transportation system throughout Peru. In Uruguay, we have installed a smart monitoring system to charge 20 electric buses operated by the private-sector operator Cutcsa. Enel X is also developing commercial relationships to achieve 100% electric transportation in Argentina, Brazil and Peru.