CHILE: The first 100 of 183 K9FE battery buses that BYD is supplying to operate in Santiago arrived at the port of San Antonio on July 31.
The vehicles left the port of Shanghai on July 1 and will travel by road to the capital. The other 83 buses from the order placed earlier this year are due to arrive in mid-August.
The 12 m long low-floor buses with 38 seats will be operated by Metbus on routes 506, 507 and 510, which run along Avenida Grecia. They are equipped with air-conditioning, wi-fi, USB sockets and CCTV. The batteries have a range of 250 km, and Enel is supplying three Enel X charging stations.
Last year BYD supplied 100 K9FE electric buses to operator Transantiago in collaboration with Enel.