Chile Grows its Electric Bus Fleet, Adding 150 New BYD Units

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SANTIAGO, Chile - June 30, 2020 - PRLog -- Latin America's largest fleet of zero-emission buses just got bigger as Santiago's RED system added 150 BYD buses to Chile's public transport system.

The buses will run along Avenida Bernardo O'Higgins, the historic central avenue in the Chilean capital and will be operated by Metbus.

With a total of 455 buses in operation, BYD firmly leads Chile's electric bus market.

"This new fleet of 150 BYD electric buses will bring citizens more quality trips while improving Santiago's air quality," said Tamara Berríos, Country Manager, BYD Chile.

BYD's electric buses are successfully deployed across Latin America.

Santiago's electric bus fleet will reach almost 800 units by the end of this year. Chile wants to completely electrifying public transportation by the 2040.

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Contact: Jim Skeen/media relations specialist at jim.skeen@byd.com/661-436-0513

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