The SOLUTIONSplus project and UNDP jointly conducted a “National Training on E-Mobility” in Hanoi city from 29th–30th November 2022 to support the Government of Vietnam in integrating electric mobility into existing transport and city development plan to contribute to the Net Zero emission target, and to implement mitigation measures from the transport sector noted in Vietnam’s Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC).
The training focused on integrating e-mobility into planning, the electric vehicles and charging infrastructure, which was covered on the first day, as well as electrification of urban transport, which was covered on the second day.
The lecturers on the first day introduced policies, tools and framework to establish the interlinkages between e-mobility and the existing plans, action plan of transport sector and the city level measures, NDC, green energy transition and climate change mitigation. The training session sensitized the audience on technical specifications and requirements for electric vehicle and charging infrastructure, including its planning and establishment, operation and maintenance. The session allowed the audience to discuss various factors for consideration while establishing the technical standards and policies for EVs and related infrastructure in pursuing e-mobility development in Vietnam.
On the second day, the presenters trained the participants on the development of business models to promote e-mobility in urban areas, as well as on the roles of different stakeholder groups in this transition. The audience learned about the charging infrastructure development, the measurement, reporting and verification (MRV) for e-mobility, the potential of shared electric two-wheelers for last-mile connectivity in Hanoi, e-mobility transition pursued at city-level and the role of local government on EV charging development.
National and international experts contributed to the training, such as Hanoi University of Transport Technology (UTT), Hanoi University of Science and Technology (HUST), Clean Air Asia, TNO and FIER from the Netherlands, CODATU from France, CRF from Italy, National Energy Technology Center (ENTEC, Thailand), Transport Development and Strategy Institute (TDSI), DHEMAX from Chile, and ITDP China.
A total of 103 participants joined the 2-day training in Hanoi, with 69 in-person attendees and 34 online attendees. Most attendees represent the government agencies, such as the Department of Science, Technology and Environment of the Ministry of Transport, Vietnam Register, Institute of Strategy and Transport Development, Ministry of Science and Technology, Ministry of Planning and Investment, Institute of Energy of the Ministry of Industry and Trade, Department for Roads of Vietnam, and Vietnam Standards and Quality Institute of the Directorate for Standards, Metrology and Quality.
Local governments in Vietnam were also represented, including Hanoi Public Transport Management Center, Ho Chi Minh City's Public Transport Management Center, Hue's Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Can Tho's Department of Transportation, and the Committee Division of Hanoi People's Committee.
Representatives from the research and academic institutions also joined training, such as the SOLUTIONSplus partner University of Transport Technology, Center of Regional and Urban Studies in Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh City Institute for Development Studies, Hue Institute for Development Studies, Hue University of Economics, Vietnam National University-University of Science in Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh City's Vietnam National University’s Institute of Environment and Natural Resources, University of Transport and Communications in Hanoi, Fulbright University Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City Open University, and ThuongMai University
The event also welcomed representatives from the private sector, such as Vietnam Honda Co., Vietnam Energy and Environment Consultancy JSC (VNEEC), Selex Motors, Center for Electronic Measuring Equipment Manufacturing in Central Vietnam (EVNCPC EMEC), Vietnam Sustainability Social Enterprise (VSSE), among others.
Topics covered on National E-mobility Training
Integrating or aligning e-mobility with existing plans and policies
Policy instruments for stimulating e-mobility (demand and supply)
EV classification, features, and technical specifications
Operation and maintenance of EVs
Battery-swapping (technical standards, policies)
Charging infrastructure (technical requirements and policy framework)
Charging infrastructure development in Vietnam: Main barriers
Role of local government on EV charging development – Case of Thailand
E-mobility transition at city-level: Roles, applications, and policy options
Measurement, reporting and verification (MRV) for e-mobility
Learnings from implementation pilots on the deployment of electric trucks
Exploring sharing systems for Hanoi: Case of electric two-wheelers
Electric two-wheeler-sharing model – Case of Chinalectric bus model – Case of Chile