Chile: Piñera unveils electric cars fleet for government use

SANTIAGO – President Sebastian Piñera on Wednesday presented new electric vehicles that will be used by the Chilean government, in an initiative to promote electromobility.

In his speech at the Plaza de la Constitución (Constitution Square), the president stressed the importance of the State and its institutions being agents that promote means of transport that take care of the environment.

“The technology of the electric car emits the third part of a conventional car, but it consumes three times more copper than a conventional car. And, therefore, the future of mobility will be the electromobility, and that is good news for the environment, but also good news for the copper industry and for our country, “said Piñera.

The head of the South American state was accompanied by the ministers of Energy, Susana Jiménez, Environment, Carolina Schmidt, Transport and Telecommunications, Gloria Hutt and Economy, José Ramón Valente.

The new cars are 100% electric, have zero CO2 emissions and have a range of 300 kilometers.

With this new fleet, Chile becomes one of the few countries in the world whose government has electric vehicles.