Soot-free low-carbon city fleets
As of: July 2021
The transformation of the transport sector is essential for mitigating greenhouse gas emissions and improving human health. While current procurement plans for conventional diesel fleets can undermine efforts made towards improving air quality and taking action on climate, public vehicle fleets are highly suited to conversion and investments in clean technologies due to their high level of day-to-day visibility. The project is therefore supporting partner countries in converting their urban bus fleets and other public vehicle fleets in five major cities to soot-free, low-carbon technologies. The project is achieving this by working closely with local stakeholders.
State of implementation/results
- The Bangalore Metropolitan Region Transport Corporation was supported in the procurement of 90 electric buses and 643 zero-emission Euro VI diesel buses. As a result of a local government resolution, the public bus fleet is to be expanded to 15,000 buses by 2030. By then only 100% zero-emission vehicles will be procured.
- With the help of local partner institutions, a strategy was developed to promote electric mobility in the country. The focus of the strategy is on creating investment opportunities and synergies between already existing initiatives.
- In July and September 2020, a series of online-seminars was held on the topic of "electric mobility". This included the plans of various government agencies, the role of electric bus manufacturers and producers, and electricity prices for public transport.
- Since April 2020, the development of a national policy paper on vehicle procurement for public bus fleets has been supported.
- There is ongoing collaboration with local governments to expand local clean vehicle policies and accelerate fleet replacement through higher standards and the use of better exhaust filters.
- Until May 2021 a series of online seminars on freight vehicle renewal was organised with the World Resource Institute.
- In São Paulo, a bus company is currently being supported in developing a strategy to electrify its fleet.