Enel X awarded contract to provide Colombian capital with 401 electric buses
Enel X, the Enel Group’s advanced energy services business line, was awarded by Bogotà’s bus transit system Transmilenioa contract to provide the Colombian capital’s Integrated Public Transport System with 401 full-electric buses and two brand new electroterminals for their charging. This contract brings the number of e-buses managed by Enel X globally to almost 1,400.
“This award is a new milestone in Enel X’s continued commitment to decarbonization by also enhancing sustainable electric public transportation,” said Francesco Venturini, CEO of Enel X. “Cities are home to more than half of the world’s population, significantly contributing to global transport emissions. Decarbonizing urban mobility, starting from public transportation, should be an utmost priority and requires a massive effort from the private and public sectors. Enel X aims to be a key industrial partner in the shift towards a sustainable city model to meet current and future urbanization and electrification challenges, helping to build sustainable megacities.”
The electric buses, which will be manufactured by the Chinese automakers BYD and are expected to be delivered to Bogotá between the end of 2021 and early 2022, will be charged with clean energy, coming from 100% renewable sources at the electroterminals built by Enel X. The buses will be equipped with security cameras, wi-fi and USB recharging hubs.
The two electroterminals, which are expected to be operational between November 2021 and April 2022, will be built in two different areas of Bogotà (Usme and Fontibon) and will include approximately 200 e-bus chargers.