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New 100% electric bus for mining comes to Peru and will be the first to travel through the Peruvian highlands

Bnamericas Published: Thursday, April 25, 2019
New 100% electric bus for mining comes to Peru and will be the first to travel through the Peruvian highlands

The Vice Minister of Energy, Patricia Elliot, along with Daniel Cámac, Deputy Country Manager of ENGIE Peru, and Alfredo Román, manager of Innovation and Development at Gold Fields, today presented the first 100% electric bus for Peruvian mining.

"Electromobility is a worldwide trend and Peru is moving towards that. Therefore, in the Ministry of Energy and Mines we are working to promote the entry of this technology to Peru, "said the Vice Minister.

This new bus is properly conditioned for interprovincial trips and will be used for the transfer of personnel from the Cerro Corona mining project located in the department of Cajamarca, where it will depart on Monday, May 19.

"The bus will move from Lima to Cajamarca, passing through the cities of Chimbote, Trujillo, among others; and facing different geographies, types of soil and roads. With this, we want to demonstrate that electric transport is not only possible in Lima, but also in other conditions within the country, "said Daniel Cámac, Deputy Country Manager of ENGIE Peru.

For its part, Gold Fields stressed the importance of the mining sector to join the implementation of electric mobility projects: "Our company is the first in the mining sector to bet on electric mobility, energy saving and environmental care environment, "said Rafael Sáenz Ráez, Communications Manager at Gold Fields.

It should be noted that for its operation, ENGIE has installed an electrical charging system at 3,998 meters above sea level, giving rise to the world's highest electric station. "As part of our commitment to electric mobility, ENGIE has managed to install the electric charger at the highest point in the world and decentralize technology to the northern highlands of Peru," said Cámac.

The bus has a range of 280 km until its next load of electricity and its operating cost is 87% lower compared to a conventional bus. The price of a full load fluctuates between 36 and 38 soles, unlike the 296 soles it costs to feed a bus with fuel.

This ENGIE Energía Perú release was published using machine translation.

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