E-Bus Project in Lima, Peru

 

Location: Lima, Peru

Type:
  • Transportation electrification

Status: Under implementation

Project Leader: Hydro-Québec, Enel

Key objectives

  • Introduce an electric bus and charging infrastructure into Lima’s municipal transit system to evaluate e-bus viability and replicability
  • Collect real-time data to study the costs, operation, social, economic, and environmental benefits of transportation electrification in Lima and in Peru
  • Support the Peruvian government in forging the entry path for electric mobility technology into the country
  • Inform and educate the general public, local authorities and transportation professionals about this technology, its benefits and its applications

Location: Lima, Peru

Type:
  • Transportation electrification

Status: Under implementation

Project Leader: Hydro-Québec, Enel

Lima is Peru’s capital and it is one of Latin America’s largest cities. Its streets are filled with cars, buses, and taxis that run on diesel or have been converted to use gas. Electric transportation has huge potential to reduce air pollution and help the country meet its climate goals.

Our e-bus project in Peru will introduce the first electric bus into Lima’s official transit system. The 12-metre bus will operate on one of the busiest arteries in the city for a period of two years. Charging infrastructure for the bus will also be installed, forging the way for future roll-outs of this technology.

The main objective of this pilot project is to demystify the e-bus technology for local policymakers, transit operators and riders, and to encourage the integration of more electric buses into the public transit system. 

The data collected from this project will be used for an in-depth study that we will develop to provide participating Ministries with real, local data on costs, operation, social, economic and environmental benefits of transportation electrification in Lima and in Peru. The Peruvian government and transit operators will use this study as a stepping stone towards the integration of electric buses into the local transit system in Lima and other cities. Developing electric transportation is among the Peruvian government’s commitments to fight climate change and reduce the country's carbon footprint. The government strongly supports the project and has presented it as one of the projects included in its Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMA).

The project was launched in 2016 under the leadership of GSEP member companies Hydro-Québec and Enel. After several fact-finding missions to Peru, the feasibility study for the project was completed in October 2017 with the support of various local partners and the Peruvian government. An agreement between GSEP, Protransporte (local public transit operator) and the Peruvian Ministries of Energy and Mines, Environment, and Transport and Communications, was signed in November 2018 to officially launch the project.

The project is funded by the project leaders, Hydro-Québec and Enel, as well as GSEP.

Participating members and partners

  • Hydro-Québec
  • Enel
  • GSEP
  • Ministry of Energy and Mines of Peru
  • Ministry of Transportation of Peru
  • ProTransporte (local transportation authority)
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