Moving Chile

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 project supports the Chilean Government in implementing e-mobility in medium-sized and small cities. The project is developing a financing mechanism to promote electric mobility in taxis and buses, and is involving the private sector more closely in the process. The charging infrastructure is also being tested and capacity building is underway for e-taxi and e-bus operators.

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.

A transnational communication campaign is also being promoted to raise awareness about among representatives of municipal governments as well as transport and environment ministries in Latin America about how transport can contribute to climate action. It organises regional dialogue formats and international events, which it coordinates with the Chilean Ministry of Transport. In this way, the project facilitates communication between Chile and Latin American countries on electric and sustainable mobility.

The Moving Chile project is implemented by GIZ and funded by the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the German Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMUV).

Implementation: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Ministry of Environment (MMA) – Chile, Ministry of Transport and Telecommunications - Chile

Funders: International Climate Initiative (IKI) by Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection (BMUV)

Countries: Chile

Political Partners: Ministry of Transports and Telecommunications; Ministry of Environment; Ministry of Energy; Sustainable Energy Agency

Duration: 08/2019 – 02/2024

Contact: Victor Valente,


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