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BYD (Build Your Dreams) is operating 285 electric buses in an electric bus corridor in the Chilean capital Santiago. BYD Chile country manager Tamara Berríos says: “The current 285 BYD pure electric buses operating in Santiago are reducing emissions equivalent to more than 9,400 conventional cars.”
The company says they come with large-capacity batteries that provide a range of 250 km and take five hours to be fully charged. Each vehicle comes with wide seats, low flooring, Wi-Fi, air conditioning and USB chargers.
The fleet will operate across the communities of Maipú, Ñuñoa, Peñalolén, Pudahuel, Cerro Navia, Quinta Normal and Lo Prado.
BYD’s e-buses will be reached at electric terminals located in the Peñalolén and Maipú. The company has installed high, medium and low voltage paths and an energy transformation centre to provide a reliable power source.
Additionally, the corridor includes 40 bus stops with LED lighting, information screens, USB chargers and bicycle parking. The corridor was realised following an agreement with local operators Enel X and Metbus.