Innovation, Sustainability / Published December 7, 2020

Copec opens Latin America’s largest electroterminal

Located in Maipú, the 15,000 m2 modern facility includes 57 high-power Copec Voltex chargers (150kW) and is fully supplied with clean energy, from solar and hydraulic sources.

The ceremony was attended by the President of the Republic, Sebastián Piñera; the Minister of Transport and Telecommunications, Gloria Hutt; and the Minister of the Environment, Carolina Schmidt; the Minister of Energy, Juan Carlos Jobet, and the Copec CEO, Arturo Natho.

Copec was responsible for the design and construction of the new electroterminal, which has fast chargers that can supply simultaneously up to 115 buses and will directly benefit more than 600 thousand users of public transport.

The modern facilities have capacity for 215 electric buses that will run through the communes of Maipú, Estación Central, Cerrillos, Santiago, Providencia, La Reina, La Florida, Macul, Ñuñoa, Quinta Normal, Peñalolén, Recoleta, San Miguel, Lo Prado, Pedro Aguirre Cerda, San Joaquín and Renca.

Copec CEO Arturo Natho said that with this step, the company consolidates its role in the country’s energy transition process, while seeking to explore the new forms of mobility that are necessary for this stage. “At Copec we have set ourselves the challenge of accelerating the energy transition necessary to sustainably face the mobility requirements of the future. And we do it from a social, environmental and technological perspective. Today, we cannot think about the development and growth of companies without considering the demands of today’s world, which include taking care of both the viability of the business, the planet and, of course, of people and society as a whole”, the officer said.