E-buses: from pilots to mainstreaming


Bus in city at nighttime

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E-mobility stakeholders from Latin America and Europe will come together at this global knowledge exchange event to share perspectives and discuss policy pathways for the deployment of e-buses in urban public transport fleets.

Building on recent e-mobility projects in Uruguay, and ahead of the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow in November 2021, the event aims to enable the exchange of experiences from various e-bus implementation projects and share insights on how to scale-up the transition towards e-bus deployment.

The first day of the event will be dedicated to knowledge-sharing on the topic of electric bus deployment. In a workshop on e-mobility good practices and experiences in EU cities, local and national authorities and public transport operators from Europe and Latin America will present their deployment experiences and share insights on possible policies, efforts and solutions to scale up urban public transport electrification.

Participants will find out about experiences from UITP, Gothenburg, Madrid, Amsterdam, and will hear about EU transport research that supports the scale-up of public e-transport.

A panel discussion will then focus on e-Mobility in LAC countries. Relevant organisations in Uruguay and other LAC countries will exchange their views on business model and financing mechanisms for fleet renewal, power supply and charging network, etc.

The second day of the event will focus on the Uruguayan e-mobility context. It will feature a World Bank analysis on the economic feasibility of the national transport electrification process and a workshop on scaling-up e-mobility in Uruguay. Experts will present potential financing mechanisms to accelerate e-bus introduction as well as fiscal impacts linked to e-mobility. The event will also present participants with successful policies supporting e-mobility.

Rounding out the event will be a panel discussion with local and ministerial stakeholders on the roadmap for an effective and financially sustainable e-mobility transition. 

This event is organized by the World Bank Group as part of the technical assistance to develop a business model to finance and scale-up e-mobility in Uruguay, with financing provided by the MOLO Trust Fund and in cooperation with CIVITAS ELEVATE.


Information and registration

The event will be organised in English, Spanish and Portuguese.

For more information, please refer to Simone Bosetti (bosetti [at] trt [dot] it) and Liljana Sekerinska (lsekerinska [at] worldbank [dot] org).

Registration link: https://worldbankgroup.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUldOygqzwoGt28a-xaEKb…


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