Broadening the E-Mobility Debate


Electrifying transport with renewable sources is essential to decarbonise transport. With the right priorities, benefits go well beyond climate protection: electrification reduces local air and noise pollution; it opens up opportunities to replace and prevent the use of cars and vans with electric bikes and cargo-bikes; it can be powered with locally produced renewable electricity reducing energy dependency; it opens up new opportunities for local production and assembly for adapted vehicles.

SLOCAT Key Transformations for Sustainable, Low Carbon Land Transport

(VI) Electrification drives low carbon land transport and puts the most sustainable modes first

SLOCAT E-Mobility Trends and
Targets Database

SLOCAT Transport and Climate Change Global Status Report 2nd Edition

Section 3.8 Electric Mobility

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These 11 key transformations focus on land transport with a geographic footprint targeted at the Global South, in alignment with SLOCAT’s mission and focus. Check out Key Transformation VI on “Electrification drives low carbon land transport and puts the most sustainable modes first” and explore the relevant facts and figures, supporting visuals and resources by SLOCAT Partners.

SLOCAT developed this database, which tracks the announced targets of countries, regions, cities, companies and vehicle manufacturers to show their growing ambition to scale up e-mobility (cars, taxis, trucks, two/three-wheelers and others). The database serves as a central hub for policy makers and researchers to identify good practices of electrification for a wide range of transport modes. It also provides the basis to inform electrification policy dialogues.

The report tells the global and regional stories of where we are and where we need to get to urgently on climate action in the transport sector. With contributions from more than 150 world-class experts and organisations, it is a one-stop shop for the latest available data, targets and developments on transport demand, emissions, policies and measures – showing that it is imperative to accelerate radical action for sustainable transport and climate in this time of unprecedented global change. Check out Section 3.8 on Electric Mobility.

SOLUTIONSplus brings together highly committed cities, industry, research, implementing organisations and finance partners and establish a global platform for shared, public and commercial e-mobility solutions to kick start the transition towards low-carbon urban mobility.

SLOCAT engages in SOLUTIONSplus consortium and supports the dissemination, exploitation and replication of the project results, with the aim to inform policy and operations, research and development and initiate new engagement opportunities at key international events (e.g. COPs and UNFCCC Regional Climate Weeks).

SLOCAT was re-elected in 2020 as a member of the SuM4All Steering Committee – Civil Society Representative – to provide strategic oversight to the initiative. We participate in the E-mobility Working Group and contributed to the report: “Sustainable Electric Mobility: Building Blocks and Policy Recommendations”.

SLOCAT is a partner to the Global EDV Advisory Group under the Drive Electric Campaign to accelerate the global transition to a clean transportation future. We provided Input to update the Campaign’s momentum indicators and co-organised a dialogue at COP26 on the potential of deploying electric two and three-wheelers as healthy, affordable and sustainable means for travel and delivery of goods and services within cities.

Zero-Emission Vehicles International Assistance Taskforce

SLOCAT has been invited by the UK COP26 Presidency to join  the Zero-Emission Vehicles International Assistance Taskforce. Participating in all the regional roundtables of the ZEV Transition Council in March and April 2022, SLOCAT supports the development of a holistic and cohesive approach to funding and delivering development assistance.

UNEP Electromobility Programme

SLOCAT is a core partner of the UNEP Electromobility Programme which supports electric two- and three- wheeler projects in 16 countries in Africa and Asia and Latin America and the Caribbean. We participated in the Global Working Group on Electric Two and Three-Wheelers, which aims to support the development of global and regional targets, provide policy advice on e-mobility standards and regulations, and develop project tools.

Playbook for Zero Emissions Mobility LAC

The playbook model shines a light on how Latin American and the Caribbean countries are taking action. It identifies practical steps and resources for leaders to refer to in their transport transition journey. SLOCAT collaborated with the Race to Zero Team; C40, EUROCLIMA+, GIZ, ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability , TUMI, UITP and UNEP based on previous research and papers published by the partners of the Zero Emissions Mobility Commitment.

Other Activities and Initiatives