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Quito - Developing clean and rapid transit

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Quito

Quito, Ecuador

City Leader Mayor Jorge Yunda Machado

Quito joins the C40 Cities Finance Facility in the second phase as one of 14 new projects to receive funding to support the cities to realise their low carbon and climate resilient projects.  As cities around the world take advantage of the ever more affordable e-bus options coming onto the market, Quito can act as an example to cities across Ecuador and Latin America of how to deliver clean transportation to the city while reucing the cities dependence on fossil fuels.

Quito joins the C40 Cities Finance Facility in the second phase as one of 14 new projects to receive funding to support the cities to realise their low carbon and climate resilient projects.  As cities around the world take advantage of the ever more affordable e-bus options coming onto the market, Quito can act as an example to cities across Ecuador and Latin America of how to deliver clean transportation to the city while reucing the cities dependence on fossil fuels.

  • Project Scale Electrification of 150 buses on two routes
  • Population of Quito 2.3 Million
  • Project Objective Electrification of the entire bus fleet on the Ecovía BRT corridor A 10.3km extension of the Central Trolebús corridor and acquisition of 129 e-buses.

The C40 Cities Finance Facility is supporting the city to develop two zero-carbon projects that will be built in the city within the next few years:

1. Electrification of the Ecovía BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) corridor, including the installation of strategic charging stations throughout the route and procurement of 120 e-buses. 

2. A 10.3km extension of the Central Trolebús corridor, including the construction of two bus terminals and the acquisition of 129 e-buses.   

Total number of e-buses to be bought for the two routes

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The city is leading the project’s planning and implementation, while the CFF will be providing the following support over the next two years:

  • Dedicated technical advisor based within the city administration;
  • Development of technical capacity and knowledge in the city administration;
  • Financing the feasibility studies needed to make the project bankable;
  • Exploring the demand for a high quality electric route;
  • Development of a cost-benefit analysis.
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