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It appears that here at UITP we are starting 2021 with a focus on electric mobility. And, why not?
With mounting concerns over climate change and increasing levels of urban air pollution, e-mobility is a favoured choice for many cities. Several governments have already opted to rapidly deploy electric buses in particular, in order to achieve their climate objectives.
So, following from last week’s Reports on electric buses in India we’re now coming to you with a Report on electric buses in MENA.
Although electric buses have clear environmental benefits, their implementation requires careful analysis in consideration of local conditions, including operational and infrastructure characteristics and availability of resources.
Authorities and operators must adopt a system approach prior to e-bus deployment to understand the new technology and its components as well as the role of new stakeholders to ensure its success.
With the support of Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung MENA Regional Climate & Energy Programme, this policy paper supports decision makers in MENA with the necessary knowledge, tools and frameworks to ensure successful electric bus deployments in the region.
In line with global climate and emission objectives, electric buses must be part of a broader low or zero emission mobility strategy with public transport at its core and support active mobility such as walking and cycling.
Discussions on sustainable mobility will be included in the upcoming MENA Congress and Exhibition, jointly organised by UITP and Dubai Roads and Transport Authority, taking place on 29-31 March. Make sure to register now before the early bird discount expires in two days!
Keep an eye out for further updates on the programme from us and on the website
And find out where the UITP digital world tour will be taking us in 2021