- The alliance - unprecedented in the industry- binds Enel X to make new electric charging stations available in strategic locations in the Metropolitan Region. This is in addition to the company´s extensive public charging network totaling 1,200 points throughout Chile as part of the ElectroRuta Enel X route project, from Arica to Punta Arenas currently comprising over 300 electric charging stations.
- The agreement expects to facilitate the inclusion of electric vehicles as a travel option on the Uber app, ensuring a pleasant experience for both driver partners and users. Uber has vowed that by 2040, 100% of its journeys on the platform will be emission-free globally.
Santiago, December 7, 2021 – Uber and Enel X sign an agreement that seeks to accelerate electromobility in Chile and pledge to develop initiatives with that aim.
The alliance - unprecedented in the industry- binds Enel X to make new electric charging stations available in strategic locations in the Metropolitan Region. This is in addition to the company´s extensive public charging network totaling 1,200 points throughout Chile as part of the ElectroRuta Enel X route project, from Arica to Punta Arenas currently comprising over 300 electric charging stations.
During the first phase - expected to take place during the first half of 2022 - Enel X will furnish up to 300 electric vehicles leased by Uber driver-partners. The initiative expects to reach 3,000 cars made available by Enel X and its partner brands. In the coming years, the scope comprises electric vehicles within the Uber platform and will result in doubling the number of existing electric vehicles in Chile.
Karla Zapata, Enel X's General Manager, stated during the agreement signing: "2022 will be a historic year for electromobility in Chile, and from Enel X´s standpoint, we are consolidating noteworthy alliances, as this one achieved with Uber. The purpose is to accelerate energy transitions of all types of fleets, from light vehicles, last mile logistics, trucks, public, and private electric buses. We are reducing existing barriers to electromobility development projects, with turnkey solutions, including fleet financing prospects, electric infrastructure and construction sites".
Alberto Vignau, Uber´s General Manager, stated: "at Uber we know our influence goes beyond technology, we aspire to support cities to rebuild better after the pandemic. We want to become allies to help fight climate change. We envision shared electric sustainable mobility, multimodal and inclusive transportation. The alliance with Enel X is a first step in that direction".
The agreement involves Uber driver-partners owning electric vehicles to access special discounts at 150kW fast charging stations, loading in just minutes.
By 2040, the platform is committed to achieving 100% emission-free global platform trips. Therefore, the agreement signed by Uber Chile with Enel X provides the building blocks for future change enabling enable the option to request an electric car ride in Santiago.
Uber's mission is to create opportunities through movement. We started in 2010 to solve a simple problem: how do you get a ride at the push of a button? More than 10 billion rides later, we've developed products that bring people closer to their destination. By changing how people, food and objects move around cities, Uber is a platform that opens the world to new possibilities. Uber arrived in Chile in January 2014 and today connects users and driver partners from Arica to Punta Arenas, with products such as UberX, UberX SCL, Uber Comfort, Uber Black, Uber Kids, UberXL, Uber Flash and Uber Taxi.
About Enel X
Enel X is the Enel Group global business offering services to accelerate innovation and drive energy transition. Enel X, a world leader in advanced energy solutions, manages demand response services, with around 6 GW of total capacity and 124 MW of storage capacity installed worldwide, in addition to approximately 175,000 recharging stations for public and private electric vehicles.
Enel ElectroRoute X
This is the most ambitious electromobility project in Latin America. The project considers installing 1,200 charging stations throughout Chile, enabling travel for over 5,000 kilometers from north to south, guaranteeing electric car autonomy and circulation throughout the country. To use the charging infrastructure, the electric car owner installs Enel X's "JuicePass" app on their cell phones, enabling a one-click access to all charging stations. Users will access all relevant data needed such as checking types of connectors, power of charging stations, as well as choosing profiles and rate plans.