UITP is proud to announce it has entered into SOLUTIONSplus, a new project seeking to advance electrification of urban mobility worldwide.
Following growing urbanisation across the world, electric vehicles are often dubbed as being the answer to poor urban air quality: they are highlighted as some of the key decarbonisation solutions in the European Green Deal and are supportive of the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals.
Capabilities to develop policies, implement business models and operate e-mobility solutions are a vital step in the transition process towards sustainable mobility. This is exactly where SOLUTIONSplus comes in.
Joining 45 worldwide partners, this EU-funded project brings together cities, industry, research and finance partners to establish a global platform for shared, public and commercial e-mobility solutions to kick start the transition towards low-carbon urban mobility. SOLUTIONSplus is coordinated by the Urban Electric Mobility Initiative (UEMI).
SOLUTIONSplus will foster the take-up of e-mobility innovations by businesses, start-ups, local and national governments and transport operators by inspiring officials, operators, industry and businesses through peer-to-peer exchange on innovative e-mobility products and services. Together with UN Environment and the International Energy Agency (IEA), SOLUTIONSplus will also work on a joint global urban e-mobility programme that will significantly boost replication and impact of results.
The project will conduct demonstrations in cities to test different types of innovative and integrated e-mobility solutions, will set up trainings and will develop a toolbox for e-mobility solutions. Pilots will be held in Hanoi (Vietnam), Pasig (Philippines), Lalitpur/Kathmandu (Nepal), Kigali (Rwanda), Dar es Salaam (Tanzania), Quito (Ecuador), Montevideo (Uruguay), Madrid (Spain) and Hamburg (Germany).
From 3 to 5 February, UITP organises a training on electric buses – it’s not too late to register! Can’t make it? Then check out the ‘Training & study tour on electric buses - procurement, planning & funding’, held in Shenzhen from 16 to 20 March.