Zhengzhou Yutong Bus Company, a leading bus and coach supplier, will deliver 100 full electric buses to Chile. The 100 full electric buses will be used by Chile-based public transportation service providers, Buses Vule and STP Santiago to serve the Santiago public transportation system. The Chilean government has launched an environmentally-friendly urban development policy, part of which includes a program to replace current city buses with new-energy vehicles by 2050.
E12 Electrical Bus, the model Yutong will deliver to Chile, is equipped with 324kWh power capacity and low energy consumption. The model comes with a 150kw DC charge. The company claims that it takes 2 hours to fully charge the bus. Under the premise of continuing the vehicle operation, the buses can be charged at a lower price at night, reducing the cost of the client's subsequent operation.
"For 13 years, we've been strengthening our presence in Chile, deploying the 'Yutong Model' of customised products, accessories, financing and comprehensive protection to serve different customers in different markets," said Chang Hao, Yutong's deputy general manager of overseas markets.
To serve vehicles that are already in use in Chile, Yutong has set up seven service stations in partnership to provide one-stop service, as well as operational training. The courses on driving, maintenance, vehicle structure, emergency handling and troubleshooting are provided especially for new energy bus.
Yutong Bus claims to have sent more than 20,000 vehicles to Latin America over the past 15 years, making up 54 percent of all Chinese exports in the sector, thus making it the leading Chinese bus supplier on the continent.
In 2017, Yutong claims to have sold 67,568 large- and medium-sized buses including 24,865 new-energy buses. This world-leading new-energy bus maker has its presence in the United Kingdom, France, Chile, Bulgaria, Iceland and Macao in China.
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