Challenges: Climate Change
The electrification of transport is inextricably linked to greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction and climate change mitigation. It is estimated that by 2050, GHG emissions from the transport sector could rise as much as 50 percent of 2015 levels if nothing is done to curb the trend. Knowing that the transport sector’s contribution to climate change has grown over the years, and could get worse in the years to come under business-as-usual scenarios, it has become more urgent to promote transport innovations that seek to decarbonize cities’ transport systems. It is imperative, therefore, that city authorities with support from relevant stakeholders and accompanying enabling policies, initiate and expand electric mobility actions to help reduce transport emissions and mitigate climate change effects.