Upscaling electric mobility in Chile and internationally
Since 2017, the Chilean government has been pursuing an electric mobility strategy with the ambitious goal of converting 40% of the passenger car fleet and 100% of buses to electric vehicles by 2050. This can only succeed if the private sector will be more involved, namely because almost all bus systems are privately operated.
The Moving Chile project supports the Chilean Ministry of Transport and Telecommunications and the Ministry of Environment in developing a financing mechanism for electric mobility and piloting the mechanism. The financing mechanism is meant to strengthen private sector investments in electric mobility and to accelerate the deployment of Electric buses outside of Santiago.
On international level, the project supports the Ministries of Transport and Environment in emphasising the Need to decarbonise transport in the framework of the Chilean Presidency of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
This includes preparing a Transport Minister Meeting at COP25, including a declaration on transport and climate change. The Moving Chile project includes activities to implement the Transport Minister Declaration from 2020 onwards. By uniting Transport Ministers that are willing to step up climate action, the project activities promote increased ambition in other countries as well.
The Moving Chile project is implemented by GIZ and funded by the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the German Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU).