Enel X to Lead Charging Infrastructure Project for Electric Buses in Mexico City

A few weeks ago, Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum unveiled a new mobility plan that seeks to strengthen the way people move around through a zero-emission and efficient public transportation system.

According to UN Habitat figures, Mexican cities suffer from serious environmental pollution problems, and the transportation sector is one of the main causes, contributing 20.4% of greenhouse gas emissions, of which 16.2% comes from the automotive subsector, mostly from travel by individual motorized transport.

After the announcement, contacts with leading companies in electromobility began, resulting in the victory of Enel X specifically in the bidding contest for the installation of 25 charging stations, as well as the interconnection infrastructure for 51 electric buses of Line 3 of the Metrobus of the Mexican capital.

According to information from the Enel Group, the charging stations will be intelligent and will supply a power of 4.5 megawatts, which is necessary for the operations of Line 3 and to improve its performance, optimize electric charging and reduce energy demand through the “Smart Charging” platform. 

With an investment of US$4 million, the project will be executed in collaboration with Enel Green Power Mexico and will be the first electric mass transit line in the country.

Expansion Plan

With its presence in Mexico, Enel has operations in 30 countries, producing energy with a capacity of more than 90 gigawatts and distributing it through a network of more than 2.2 million kilometers to 75 million users. Meanwhile, Enel X is a business line in charge of offering services that drive innovation and energy transition.

The Country Manager of Enel Mexico, Bruno Riga said that the company is deeply motivated to expand its contribution so that the country can achieve its environmental goals.

Enel emphasizes through an official statement that its participation in public electric mobility is the beginning of a series of projects that it will promote in Mexico for the construction of more modern, intelligent and sustainable cities. It also reaffirms its commitment to the use of technology to transform energy into new opportunities for growth and progress.

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