E-buses in Santiago de Chile

Case Summary: 

The integration of e-buses in Santiago’s public transport system is driven by Chile’s broader commitment to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, its National Electromobility Strategy (established in 2017, updated in 2021), and other programs.11 This is in addition to nationwide initiatives such as the National Climate Change Plan 2017–22, the Energy Route 2018–22, and more recently the approval of a Decarbonization Plan in the context of COP25. The transport sector was responsible for 25 percent of Chile’s CO2 equivalent emissions in 2018, with roads accounting for 86 percent, 65 percent of which is traceable to trucks and buses. While oil dominates the energy mix, power generation is quickly shifting to renewables, tapping into the country’s vast resources of solar energy and abundant unexploited potential for wind, hydro, and geothermal.

Action Area 
Planning and Implementation Activity 
Sub-national Action and Integration, Governance and Stakeholder Engagement
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World Bank
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