Chile: FOTON to Supply 1,022 Electric Buses to Santiago

FOTON has signed a contract to supply 1,022 electric city buses to Santiago, Chile.

The order has a total value of 1.6 billion RMB (196m GBP | 236m USD) and sets the record for the largest order of Chinese-manufactured electric buses to be shipped overseas.

Chilie Electric Buses
FOTON aims to use Chile as an operating model to become the leading driver of green public transportation in Latin America

FOTON states that this success is thanks to its in-depth research on the Chilean bus market, citing the country’s policy goal of electrifying all public transport by 2040.

In January, 2021, FOTON joined the Zero Emission Bus Rapid-Deployment Accelerator (ZEBRA), which was jointly launched by the International Council on Clean Transport (ICCT) and C40 Cities Network with the aim of deploying over 3,000 electric buses in Brazil, Chile, Mexico and Colombia.

Electric Bus Chilie
This order will help Chile achieve its decarbonisation target by 2040

This contract follows FOTON’s previous delivery of 215 electric buses, which were introduced in Chile in 2020.

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