CHILE RECEIVES 100 BYD K9FE ELECTRIC BUSES
Early December last year the government of Chile held a ceremony for the arrival of 100 BYD K9FE electric buses in Santiago, the capital of Chile. This also marks the largest single pure electric bus fleet delivery in Latin America, powering forward the country’s public transport electrification revolution.
BYD’s local partner, Enel, handed the fleet over to the city’s bus operator Metbus. The ceremony for the arrival of 100 BYD K9FE electric buses was attended by the President of Chile Mr. Sebastián Piñera and the Minister of Transportation in Chile, Gloria Hutt. The fleet of 100 K9FE buses will service Santiago´s most important areas. These buses can cover 250 kilometers on a single charge.
BYD’s pure electric buses are already operating elsewhere in Chile. BYD’s Chile branch was established in 2014 with the mission of promoting the electric vehicle business throughout the country. In May 2016, BYD launched its first electric bus for community services in Chile, and in May 2017, BYD won the first purchase order for two pure electric buses in the country. These K9FE pure electric buses have been in service since November 2017 and have driven more than 100,000 km.
Globally, BYD's pure electric buses, taxis and other vehicles have spread over 300 cities, in more than 50 countries and regions.