Enel X and Optibus: A partnership that’s committed to zero-emission fleets
As we move forward to running cities on energy that is entirely produced from renewables and completely free from CO2 emissions, we hear many governments striving to make this a worldwide reality by 2030. “On paper, that’s great, but it's not enough because we also need action,” says Vadacchino. The truth is that policy-makers need to move quickly, and public institutions need to encourage public-private partnerships in which private companies like Enel X, for example, can support public transport operators right from the start.
With a clear goal in mind, Optibus’s holistic solution, combined with Enel X’s infrastructure and energy services, can make transportation network modelling and optimization capabilities available to a wider network of bus operators.
A smarter futuristic city
Haggiag thinks that “bus electrification is going to go full steam ahead in the next 10 or 15 years, transitioning most of the world to 100 per cent zero- emissions. Although the way people move through cities has shifted radically due to the pandemic and remote work, as a community we must still be aware of the importance of creating greener and more sustainable environments for the future of the world.”
Enel X’s Ebus-as-a-Service (EaaS) model provides financing, smart charging, and energy services to over 1,300 electric buses in Latin America, as well as to around 500 electric buses in Spain and the USA. As we continue to expand, we need to ensure these projects are carried out properly. Optibus has proven to be a pioneer in transforming the transportation industry and, thanks to its efforts, fully electrified cities are no longer just a dream.