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FOTON Secures the Biggest Overseas Order of Electric City Buses from Chile


FOTON new energy is moving forward! Recently, FOTON officially signed a deal of 1,022 units electric city buses with a total value of 1.6 billion RMB with its customer from Chile, serving the public transportation system of Santiago. By conducting in-depth research on Chilean bus market and customers’ special needs, FOTON rolled out one-stop transportation solutions. The deal marks the biggest order of domestically manufactured electric city buses from the overseas market, catapulting FOTON into the first place in Chilean new energy vehicle market. Following the order of 1,000 electric buses in India in 2020, FOTON has once again set a new record for Chinese electric buses in overseas markets.


In January, 2021, FOTON officially joined Zero Emission Bus Rapid-Deployment Accelerator (also known as ZEBRA), a project which was jointly launched by International Council on Clean Transport (ICCT) and C40 Cities Network. The project, with a total investment of over one billion US dollars, aims to put over 3,000 units electric city buses on the road in Brazil, Chile, Mexico and Colombia. As one of the suppliers of new energy vehicles for ZEBRA, FOTON is fully committed to sustainable development and devoted to cutting carbon emissions and improving people’s mobility in Latin America.

Agains the backdrop of decarbonization, governments across the globe have been actively promoting the commercial operation of electric vehicles. Take Chile for example. The country aims to have its entire public transport network powered by electricity before 2040.


As the expert for all transportation scenarios, FOTON is actively bringing green and clean high-quality travel experience to more countries. Taking the Chilean market as an example, since November 2019, FOTON has won orders for 215 new energy buses and injected “Foton power” into Chile’s green public transportation. Now it has successfully won orders for 1,022 pure electric buses, helping the local public transportation system for carbon-free upgrade.

Relying on the in-depth customization of the industry, creating customized solutions has become the advantage for FOTON to win in the fiercely competitive environment. In the competition of 1,022 orders, FOTON has comprehensively deepened the research on the Chilean market, conducted in-depth research on the conditions of customers’ operating lines, the advantages and disadvantages of competing products, operators’ demands and pain points, provide one-stop operation service solutions, and establish competitive advantages with the “combination punch” of technology, products, services and finance.


In September 2020, FOTON 215 units of pure electric buses were introduced into the Chile.

In 2021, FOTON won orders for 138 new energy buses in Chile, becoming the leading brand in Chile.

Today, FOTON takes the concept of “sustainable urban development begins with public transportation”, uses new energy technology and services to help Chile achieve the challenge of decarbonizing in 2040, and uses Chile as an operating model to achieve radiation and model replication, FOTON becomes the leading driver of green public transportation in Latin America step by step.

As one of the leading players in China’s new energy commercial vehicle industry, FOTON boasts a wide spectrum of new energy powered vehicle products which are particularly designed for various transportation scenarios. So far, FOTON new energy city buses have established their presence in India, Egypt, Malta, New Zealand, Australia, etc., working for the public transport networks, schools, airports, etc., fully showcasing their high reliability and technological strengths. In addition, FOTON iBlue new energy trucks and vans have already gotten EU WVTA certificate and operated in Germany, Singapore, Australia and Thailand. Focusing on technology and services, FOTON is showing the world the charm and strength from China.




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