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ENGIE has signed an agreement with public transport operator Transantiago to electrify the public transport system in Santiago, Chile.

Subsidiaries of Transantiago, VULE and STP, have agreed to power their electric buses using by 100% renewable energy supplied by ENGIE.

ENGIE is financing with the design, implementation and maintenance of 50 EV charging stations that will be installed in the terminals of VULE and STP

The deal enables the rollout of some 100 electric buses.

Axel Levêque, CEO ENGIE Chile, said: "The contracts signed by ENGIE with Vule and STP are another step in our commitment to lead the energy transformation and contribute to the development of cleaner and smarter cities.

"In this particular case, we contribute to the design of concrete alternatives for public transportation in Santiago, making available our technological competence and the ability to structure integral solutions."

The deal follows ENGIE funding a project which saw the rollout of some 30 electric taxis in Santiago since October. 

The utility has partnered with Codelco Teck to install 4 maximum-power electric chargers for light-weight cars under a pilot in Santiago.