BYD has been awarded a new order for 183 electric buses to be delivered in Santiago in August 2019. The 183 units will join the 100 electric buses that BYD and local partner Enel brought into Santiago last December, “giving BYD a dominant share of more than 60% in the capital’s promising electric bus market”, points out manufacturer from Shenzhen.
The ebuses will be integrated during the last quarter into the existing Metbus fleet to operate the popular Avenida Grecia route, becoming the first route operated by only electric buses in Latin America. Metbus is also one of the largest pure electric bus fleet operators in the Americas.
With this new batch of BYD buses, there will be a total fleet of 411 electric buses operating in the capital, making Santiago the city with the largest pure electric bus fleet outside of China. These buses can accomodate up to 38 passengers each and will be fitted with air conditioning, Wi-Fi and USB ports. “They come equipped with BYD’s cutting-edge battery technology, with a single charge covering over 250 kilometers”, states the manufacturer. 
BYD pure electric buses are servicing markets in many countries across Latin America, including Chile, Colombia, Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador and Uruguay. Globally, BYD’s pure electric buses, taxi, and other vehicles have spread to over 300 cities, in more than 50 countries and regions.

Elettrici BYD per Santiago del Cile 2019