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UEMI is working with cities on the implementation of sustainable urban mobility measures in the context of the New Urban Agenda. As part of urban implementation actions the team now works with cities to assess the opportunities for emobility concepts in their wider sustainable transport strategy. The current 22 cities engaged in the programme have a combined population of over 46 million people covering key emerging economies.

 
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Latin America

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QUITO

Multimodal E-Mobility hub in the zero-emission zone of the Historic Centre 

The multimodal e-mobility hub to be implemented in Quito will be carried out in the Historic Centre of Quito (HCQ), a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which aims to become a low- emissions zone (LEZ), primarily accessed by clean public transport vehicles, pedestrians and bicycles. In this context, the multi-modal e-mobility hub to be established will contribute to the consolidation of the planned LEZ in the HCQ and the integration of the existing mass transit lines.

MONTEVIDEO

Multimodal Charging Hub in the Ciudadela Terminal

Within the MOVES project, the Municipality of Montevideo, known as Intendencia, in cooperation with different national ministries aims at the integration of 100 e-buses, e-cargo-vehicles and e-taxis. It will begin in the metropolitan area of Montevideo and should serve as a model for replication in other cities in Uruguay. It is expected that this project will result in direct CO2 emissions savings of at least 115,000t and indirect savings of at least 165,000t 10 years after the completion of the project.

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BELO HORIZONTE

Fahrradstrasse

The Zone 30 project in the Cachoeirinha neighbourhood is the first of a series of planned interventions to be implemented in approximately 25 blocks (See Figure 1). The first intervention will be in an area of the neighbourhood where the conflict between pedestrians and motor vehicles is critical because of the width of the road, the lack of signage for vehicles, the very narrow sidewalks and the intense flow of children and adolescents due to the existence of two large schools in the area.

 

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Africa

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KIGALI

E-mobility for last-mile connectivity

The demonstration action of the SOLUTIONSplus project in Kigali focuses on electric mobility for last-mile connectivity. It has a systemic approach integrating public transport bus services with electrified feeder services provided by electric moto-taxis and electric shared bicycles.

DAR ES SALAAM

E-mobility for last-mile connectivity

The demonstration project in Dar Es Salaam will focus on e-mobility for last-mile connectivity. The demonstration aims at integrating 60 electric feeder/e-3-wheeler and distribution services with Dar es Salaam’s BRT (DART) to support first/last mile connectivity. The e-3-wheelers (newly built 50 imported/provided by DART and 10 newly built with Valeo components), will be an integral part of public transport.

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NAIROBI

Placemaking, pedestrianization and impact on public health – Luthuli Avenue Transformation

The city embarked on a journey towards transforming Luthuli Avenue, one of the most vibrant commercial streets in downtown Nairobi. The street is part of a larger pedestrian desire-line that connects downtown Nairobi with its Central Business District. The street is home to wholesale and retail shops for various merchandise, particularly electronics. Over the last few years, the street has deteriorated into a congested area, where different transport users are fighting for space and high levels of noise and air pollution are the reality.

 

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Asia

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PASIG

Shared Use of E-cargo Quadricycle

The demonstration in Pasig will focus on integrated and shared urban logistics solutions, as well as investigate the potential for public charging solutions. The activities on-the-ground will also include those that aim at improving the enabling conditions for e-mobility, and enhancing local capacities related to e-mobility.

HANOI

E-mobility for last-mile connectivity

The demonstration project will focus on boosting the ridership and effectiveness of the currently running BRT and the forthcoming metro rail. The project will be a win-win for both public transport and e mobility. A technical support team will design and develop vehicles that are tailored for the local context and operated under the oversight of the local public transport operator and the city of Hanoi.

Vietnamese woman selling fruit on a bike in the streets of Hanoi, Vietnam
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KATHMANDU

Conversion of diesel bus to E-bus

In Kathmandu, a demonstration action will contribute to create an ecosystem for electric mobility in Kathmandu by demonstrating different EVs to enhance public transport, as well as suitable charging solutions and related services. It will support the integration of several innovative last-mile solutions such as 30 new and 50 remodelled E-3-wheelers s (for public transport) and 20 E-scooters/e-bikes (provided by the city/ Valeo) with 5 E-minibuses, (e.g. 8-meter length) (co-funded by the city), the buses in use currently and forthcoming E-buses. 2 diesel buses will be converted to E-buses replacing the drive system (motor, transmission and rear axle) and the suitable business model will be developed (IDIADA). The E-buses/E-minibuses and E-3-wheelers (refurbished and new with an innovative Valeo 48V all-electric prototype) are planned to run on the existing routes.

 

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Europe

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HAMBURG

E-mobility for last-mile connectivit

The public transport operator (Hochbahn) will develop an e-scooter sharing system with support of the project (50 e-scooter co-funded by the project and the city), which will aim to test an incentive and pricing scheme that complements the public transport system and coverage rather than competing with it. 

The introduction of charging solutions (T-Systems), smart last-mile services in the peri-urban (SOLUTIONSplus Maas App) will be part of demonstration activities. This will also analyse the complementarities of potential business models. 

MADRID

Cutting-edge technology for smart charging

1) Development of software to monitor and control the power network for charging stations and e-buses, maximizing bus availability and operational efficiency.
 
2) Purchase and installation of 2 (two) inverted pantographs for opportunity charging with a modular design offering charging power of 150kW, 300kW, 450kW and 600kW, enabling charging times of 3-6 minutes using a low-cost and low-weight interface on the roof of the bus.

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