Santiago, the capital of Chile, is updating its public transit system and has rolled out Chinese-made 203 electric buses since December, with about 180 more due in October.
A terminal in Peñalolén, Santiago, has 65 chargers; the station was constructed by power supplier Enel X. Fully charging one bus takes 2.5 hours
The government has touted the buses’ lower operating costs and contribution to cleaner air. Commuters, Transport Minister Gloria Hutt has said, “feel the journey is much better.”
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