The Sustainable Urban Transport Project (SUTP) as part of GIZ has recently released a publication on Electromobility. The challenges in urban transport in regards to the environment and air quality have never been greater as they are nowadays.As technology advances, along with the clear need of removing fossil fueled vehicles, electromobility has come to the picture along with its related controversial debates.
The publication outlines the challenges in urban mobility and possible solutions through electromobility, its promotion, local contexts in conditions and user requirements. Finally, the publication shows examples from different countries showcasing the incorporation of electromobility into their transport systems.
In the cities of Asia and Latin America, increasing population density and motorization are leading to a rapid rise in transport and environmental problems. The aim of this paper is to show how Electromobility can help mitigate the challenges, and to derive recommendations for the use of Electromobility in meeting various targets and prerequisites. The paper shows the diverse range of Electromobility applications and provides a snapshot of the various support schemes and pilot projects that have been carried out in recent years.
The publication described detailed examples to illustrate a wide variety of electric vehicles that serve to move both people and goods in urban and rural areas. Some countries, such as China, India and Japan now provide large scale funding programs and are implementing large projects involving stakeholders in order to implement solutions for vehicle and charging infrastructure. Electromobility should be understood as part of a systematic solution including both charging and energy production and supply as part of a comprehensive planning process.
Funding provided by the state is required to start the development of electromobility in cities as well as an integrated approach that incorporates both transport and energy policy measures. Basic requirements in terms of energy include a high proportion of regenerative energy in the national electricity mix, clear and long-term political framework, stable electricity networks, buffer capacity storage and standardized charging infrastructure. In terms of transport requirements, transport should have appropriate restrictions and tariffs, support for demonstrations, research and pilot projects. In addition, regulation measures to restrict less environmentally friendly means of transport. Finally, electromobility should be defined as part of an integrated mobility system and integrated into the existing.
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