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Enel X has won a contract with Transmilenioa to provide electric buses as part of efforts by the company to decarbonise the transportation system in the Colombian capital, Bogota.

Enel X will provide 401 full-electric buses and two brand new electroterminals for their charging.

The award follows a contract signed at the end of 2019 with Bogota’s Integrated Public Transport System for the construction of four electro-terminals.

The four electro-terminals will bring to around 900 the number of e-buses served by Enel X in Bogotá, making the company a key partner of SITP in contributing to the city’s decarbonisation plan.

The electric buses will be manufactured by Chinese automakers BYD and are expected to be delivered to Bogotá between the end of 2021 and early 2022.

The electric buses will be charged with clean energy coming from 100% renewable sources at the electroterminals built by Enel X.

The two electroterminals are expected to be operational between November 2021 and April 2022. The terminals to be built in Usme and Fontibon, will include approximately 200 e-bus chargers.

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Francesco Venturini, CEO of Enel X, said: “This award is a new milestone in Enel X’s continued commitment to decarbonisation by also enhancing sustainable electric public transportation.

“Cities are home to more than half of the world’s population, significantly contributing to global transport emissions. Decarbonising urban mobility, starting from public transportation, should be an utmost priority and requires a massive effort from the private and public sectors. Our firm aims to be a key industrial partner in the shift  towards a sustainable city model to meet current and future urbanisation and electrification challenges, helping to build sustainable megacities.”

This award brings the number of e-buses managed by Enel X globally to almost 1,400.

Enel X has partnered with investment firm AMP Capital to boost electric mobility in public transportation in the Americas.

In addition, the company is implementing other e-bus initiatives in Brazil (Sao Paulo), Perú (Lima), Uruguay (Montevideo), the United States, Spain (Barcelona) and Italy.