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ALIANZA ZEBRA ANNOUNCED A NEW COMMITMENT FOR USD1.000 MILLION FOR EBUSES IN LATIN AMERICA

PRODUCTION IS ALSO EXPECTED TO INCREASE IN THE REGION

Colombiabus newsroom – C40 Cities / William Marroquín

Important announcements have been made during these days, in the framework of the United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP26), which have repercussions at a global level. Also, multiple commitments to accelerate the electrification of transportation in Latin America have been signed during the world meeting.

One of them of great importance has been signed by the ZEBRA Alliance, an association directed by the Climate Leadership Group, known as C40 Cities and the International Council on Clean Transportation. The alliance works to support the deployment of more than 3,000 electric buses in Latin American cities. The investor group has publicly pledged through ZEBRA to make more than $1 billion available for well-structured zero-emission bus projects in the region.

AMP Capital (Australia), Enel X (Italy), ARC Global Fund (United States), Ascendal Group (United Kingdom), Ashmore Group (United Kingdom), Copec Voltex (Chile), EDP (Brazil), John Laing (United Kingdom) ), VEMO (Mexico) and VIP Green Mobility (Switzerland), are the investors who pledged to provide financial resources to deploy electric buses in the region.

These companies have already participated in electromobility projects in Latin America, mainly in the provision of both electric buses and infrastructures of the Red (Transantiago) systems in Chile, Transmilenio in Bogotá and Metrobus in Mexico City. They have also participated as a provider of funds for the development of batteries and propellants for the electrification ecosystems of the fleets.

In addition to the $1 billion investor commitment, a group of bus manufacturers and distributors, including new members Volvo, Zhongtong, IUSA, Busscar and Rennorgy, have pledged to make zero-emission vehicles available commercially available in Latin America and, where possible, produced locally.

These commitments expand the group of bus manufacturers with a formal interest in the region, which already included companies such as Andes Motor, BYD, CreattiEV SAS, Foton, Higer, Sunwin, Vivipra and Yutong, all of them with a declaration signed at the end of 2020.

Innovative business models and financial mechanisms are being developed and applied to enable the large-scale deployment of electric buses, such as the separation of ownership and operation of the buses seen in Santiago and Bogotá, and the separation of ownership of the chassis of the bus and the battery in São Paulo.

Business models like these, in which manufacturers and investors play a crucial role, can help municipalities and private operators overcome lack of capital and difficult access to credit, reducing financial risks. Over time, these investments will continue to expand bus deployment
electric throughout the region.

IN PERU, CIVA WILL HAVE KING LONG ELECTRIC BUSES FOR BUSINESS TRANSPORTATION

THE LEADING BRAND IN ROAD eBUSES IN LATIN AMERICA

Colombiabus newsroom – William Marroquín

Almost three years ago the first electric bus for highway routes in Latin America began operation, more specifically in Chile thanks to the joint work between TurBus, Copec-Voltex and King Long linking the cities of Santiago and Rancagua, separated by 112 kilometers that are completed in about 2 hours and 40 minutes.

The results for the Chilean company have exceeded expectations, opening a space for other companies to evaluate their incorporation, even in other countries. Their incorporation into road transport over regular long distances and in luxury segments is still a long way off, as they are not yet competitive with the current offer. However, they are very effective in business transport operations, especially mobilizing personnel linked to extractive industry companies, with strong pressures to reduce emissions.

This is how the Peruvian Transportes CIVA has seen it, which in 2021 turned 50 years of history, returning to its roots: Piura, the city where a group of Italian immigrants arrived, who with a truck, transported fruits, food and belongings to the north of the country. In the region there are important deposits of phosphates, a fundamental raw material for producing fertilizers.

At 110 kilometers from the city, are the phosphate mines that are exploited by Miski Mayo, a subsidiary of the Brazilian Vale do Rio Doce, which has relied on CIVA for the transport of personnel. The King Long XMQ6130YWE5 electric buses will soon arrive in the country from China with their original bodywork, with the same technical specification as those used in Chile.

Capable of traveling more than 250Km without recharging, they have capacity for 44 passengers, air conditioning, environmental screens, USB ports to recharge devices. It can roll up to 10Km without consuming load, it delivers a power of 350Kw, finally, the 10-battery pack has a capacity of 314Kwh.

BYD ENVÍA GRUPO DE 76 BUSES ELÉCTRICOS PARA FINLANDIA

SE COMPLETA EL MAYOR PEDIDO DE BUSES ELÉCTRICOS DEL PAÍS

Redacción Colombiabus – BYD Europe

BYD, el principal proveedor mundial de autobuses eléctricos, ha entregado eBuses adicionales al principal operador de transporte público nórdico, Nobina, para su uso en Helsinki, capital de Finlandia. El cumplimiento completa el pedido de autobuses eléctricos más grande del país, con 119 unidades para Nobina, y representa la segunda entrega de BYD a Finlandia después de la llegada de 43 unidades a Turku en junio.

La nueva flota de Nobina cuenta con el último eBus urbano de 15 metros de BYD que debutó en Europa, para la ciudad de Turku. El operador también está recibiendo una amplia gama de modelos, que incluyen 23 unidades del modelo de 12 metros que es el más difundido, ocho vehículos de la versión de 12,8 metros que recientemente fue actualizada y 44 autobuses articulados de 18 metros con alta capacidad.

Más de la mitad de los autobuses entregados a Helsinki, correspondieron al eBus articulado de 18 metros, con un interior espacioso capaz de transportar 112 pasajeros y puede cargar hasta 300kW a través de un pantógrafo montado en el techo, proporcionando un proceso de recarga conveniente y eficiente. De acuerdo con las unidades entregadas a Turku, el eBus de 50 pies de Helsinki ofrece una capacidad de 47 + 3 asientos y una capacidad total de pasajeros de 90 pasajeros. Las baterías de fosfato de hierro de última generación de BYD instaladas en el eBus de 50 pies pueden ofrecer un rango de carga única de 400 km de acuerdo con las pruebas E-SORT definidas por la UITP.

Cada autobús está equipado con un entorno de cabina de conductor completo y la tecnología del sistema de gestión térmica de la batería propia de BYD para maximizar la vida útil de la batería y optimizar el rango de conducción en las condiciones frías que a menudo se experimentan en Finlandia. Del mismo modo, para garantizar que la temperatura ambiente a bordo del autobús sea siempre cómoda, se ha instalado un precalentamiento climático para su uso en las primeras horas de la mañana, más amigable con el frío nórdico.

Con 119 buses para Nobina subraya aún más la posición de BYD como el principal proveedor de autobuses eléctricos de la región nórdica, con casi 600 vehículos entregados o encargados con operadores de transporte público en más de 20 pueblos y ciudades de Escandinavia. En conjunto, los vehículos BYD en Suecia, Noruega, Dinamarca y Finlandia han recorrido más de 25 millones de kilómetros, lo que ha dado como resultado una reducción de 27.000 toneladas en las emisiones de CO2.

VALPARAISO ANNOUNCED A BID TO INCORPORATE 35 ELECTRIC BUSES

Colombiabus newsroom – BN Americas / William Marroquín

14,000 PEOPLE COULD BENEFIT

The Ministry of Transport and Telecommunications of Chile (MTT), led by Gloria Hutt, announced yesterday a public tender that will seek to incorporate 35 electric buses, under the standard of the massive Red system of the capital Santiago, seeking to offer two routes that will benefit more of 14,000 people.

The head of the Transport and Telecommunications portfolio, announced that a strategy is being promoted throughout the country, which intends that by 2040, public transport is 100% electric by 2040 to achieve greater energy efficiency, mitigate gases from greenhouse effect and improve the quality of life of users.

It is expected to build a «green» corridor or electric corridor, with a length of close to 24 kilometers, with 35 electric buses that will have about 150 departures on business days. The vehicles will be of the midibus type with lengths between 8.5 and 10.5 meters long with a low floor, USB ports, Wi-Fi, air conditioning and suitable to allow inclusive transport.

The tender for this new service will have an estimated duration of three months between the publication of offers and the signing of the contract. A time to evaluate the technical aspects of operation and the vehicles offered, energy efficiency and consumption of accumulators, economic viability, how to ensure collection and define possible subsidies.

The awarded services will operate under the figure of the Electric Service Zone, coexisting with the current Diesel Bus Service Zone. The eBuses may be operated for a term that in principle will be eight years, with the possibility of extending it to ten, if the Ministry of Transport and Telecommunications evaluates and decides.