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ENGIE has secured a contract to help the capital city of Chile to reduce carbon emissions from the transport sector through the adoption of electric vehicles.

The contract is part of the Chilean government’s Public Transportation Plan for the Third Millennium and will include ENGIE:

  • Providing Santiago city with 100 electric vehicles (EVs)
  • Installing and maintaining EV charging infrastructure
  • Installing and operating renewable energy generators supplying the EV chargers with power

Under the plan developed by President Sebastián Piñera, Chile is aiming to develop a 100% low-emission system with 6,000 e-buses set by 2040.

By 2019, a total of 200 e-buses will be operating in Chile, placing the country 2nd to China with the largest e-bus fleet.

The contract follows ENGIE implementing the first electric taxi fleet in Santiago and developing an intelligent network of charging stations for EVs, as well as launching a range of services based on electric mobility through MuvSmart, a start-up company acquired by ENGIE.

Pierre Chareyre, ENGIE executive vice president, in charge of the Business Units Global Energy Management and Latin America, said: “Santiago is at the forefront of the energy transition in Latin America and ENGIE is proud to be a partner of choice for Santiago in improving its quality of life and attractiveness.”