E-mobility readiness plan (Chile)

General Information of the NAMA

General Information
Country Chile
National implementing entity (NAMA owner) Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Transport and Telecommunications
Development stage Under development
International partners
Total costs USD 6.46 million (Phase I)
Duration 2012-2020
Scope of the NAMA
Type of NAMA Supported (with unilateral elements)
Type of action  Strategy or plan
Scope of action National
Type of approach Shift-Improve
Transport mode Bus, Other public transport

The NAMA will facilitate the deployment of e-mobility technologies to reach a target of 70.000 electric vehicles on the road by 2020. It is aimed at the passenger, commercial and public transport fleets and incorporates highly efficient vehicles, low emission vehicles, hybrids and grid-enabled electric vehicles.

The NAMA is expected to contribute to the ambitious greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction target of the Chilean government and help put the country on a path towards a low carbon economy.

The NAMA is designed to run from 2012 to 2020 in two main phases. Phase I, from 2012 to 2014, is the preparatory phase focused in Santiago, and Phase II, from 2015 to 2020, is the national scaling-up phase.

The target groups of this NAMA are owners of transit, fleet and passenger vehicles as well as electricity companies, municipalities, and others engaged in the ownership and operation of electricity and charging infrastructure.

Mitigation potential

Mitigation impact
Expected mitigation impact 183,5 ktCO2eq/yr by 2020

To calculate emission reductions it was assumed that the target of 70.000 electric vehicles is met in the year 2020 and all financial incentives from this NAMA stop in that year.

The cumulative emission reductions of the 70.000 electric vehicles are estimated at 2.8 million tons of CO2 by 2035. This figure does not allocate any emission reductions from vehicles bought after 2020.


Total costs USD 6.65 million
Funder International Climate Initiative (ICI)
Costs for preparation
Costs for implementation

Phase I is estimated to cost USD 6.46 million, the cost of Phase II is yet to be decided.



No framework has emerged, but key indicators for the monitoring of the NAMA and its components are based on the OECD/DAC model of outputs, outcomes and impacts.


  • Number of EV taxis/fleet vehicles
  • Passenger figures
  • Km travelled
  • Number of solar charging ports
  • CO2 impact
  • Aggregate capacity of solar panels installed



  • NOx reductions
  • PM reductions



  • Reduction in petroleum imports
  • Development due to the transfer of knowledge  in e-mobility and technologies
  • New employment opportunities