Emissions from the transport sector account for almost 25% of total national GHG emissions in Chile.
The government’s Energy Strategy sets an emissions reduction target for the sector of 40% by 2050 below 2018 levels. Other targets include a 100% zero emission bus and taxi fleet in urban public and private transport by 2040. By 2035, all new light and medium duty vehicles and urban public transport should be zero emission vehicles, according to the strategy, and by 2050 at least 60% of the private and commercial car fleet should be zero emission vehicles.
But despite these positive developments, Chile’s policies and goals are not yet aligned with the assessed 1.5°C pathways. To be 1.5°C compatible, the transport sector in Chile would need to be fully decarbonised by 2050, with the share of electrification reaching over 50% by 2040.