The first electric bus in Canelones was launched On August 7, 2019. The Uruguay's Minister of Energy and Environment, the Minister of National Defense, the Governor of Canelones and the Director of the Municipal Transportation Bureau attended the press conference, attracting lots of local media. The electric bus is manufactured by China's top coach maker Ankai and its supporting charging infrastructure is supplied by SSE, Ankai’s close partner.
After the conference, Chinese Ambassador in Uruguay Mr. Wang Gang met with Pan Fei, President of SSE. Pan Fei introduced the global layout of EV infrastructure and said that SSE will actively promote its construction in Uruguay. Mr. Wang commented positively about SSE in promoting the development of EVs and the cooperation between China and Uruguay.