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Integrating Electric 2&3 Wheelers into Existing Urban Transport Modes in Developing and Transitional Countries

As of: March 2019

Objective and activities

This project develops programs in six countries from two sub-regions to start the transition from internal combustion engine to electric and non-motorized 2&3 wheelers, to reduce transport emissions. The project aims for a transformative integration of electric 2&3 wheelers into existing urban transport modes via a comprehensive policy framework and replicate this to other countries in the sub-regions, as a first step towards a general shift to electric mobility. A global transition stands to reduce road transport emissions by at least 1.5 Gt of CO2. This intervention directly impacts the population of the countries by reducing air pollution, improving national energy security, creating green jobs and helping to reduce poverty and inequality. Activities are divided into three key components: I. Planning and project baseline setting II. Policy design (stakeholder mobilization, pilots, technical assessments, awareness, etc.) III. Knowledge management and policy replication.

State of implementation/results

  • The project has developed a robust private sector / manufacturer stakeholder cooperation network in East Africa and China.
  • Three separate Electric Mobility Calculators (Motorcycles, Light Duty Vehicles, Buses) have been developed.

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Project data

Ethiopia, Kenya, Philippines, Thailand, Uganda, Vietnam

Implementing organisation:
United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment)

Partner institution(s):
  • Department of Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency (DEDE) - Thailand, Department of Energy (DOE) - Philippines, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development - Uganda

BMU grant:
€ 3,333,500

03/2017 till 02/2021


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