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. The multimodal e-mobility hub in the HCQ’s LEZ will take advantage of the existing electric infrastructure of the trolleybus and the subway systems in the area to create multimodal charging points.
The demonstration activities in Quito will focus on creating connectivity between transport lines and stations with various e-mobility solutions in order to contribute to the consolidation of the LEZ in the HCQ. Moreover, the commercial and touristic character of the HCQ and the narrowness of its streets require the introduction of small e-cargo vehicles to transport goods within the area. As such, the introduction of sixty (60) e-bikes (for the bike sharing system), thirty (30) e-tuk-tuks for passengers wanting to transfer quickly from one corridor to the other, and thirty (30) e-cargo bikes for last mile e-delivery services will be considered. In order to comply with the charging requirements of the EVs circulating in the area, the action will take advantage of the DC (Direct Current)-Grid to which the trolleybus catenaries and the subway are connected. Cost-effective multi-standard DC charging points will be strategically positioned to provide on-street fast charging services for 2- and 3-wheelers. Moreover, the possibility of installing one fast charging point for e- (BRT) buses will in the BRT terminal La Marín to charge in 10 to 20 minutes will be analysed. Finally, the demonstration activities in Quito will be used to test solutions for hilly cities, which later could be replicated in cities like Bogotá and La Paz, to name a few.
Planned actions in Quito - Ecuador
• 28 e-bikes for the bike sharing system
• 3 e-buggies
• 30 e-BRT buses (Procured by the MDMQ)
• 12 e-cargo bikes for the bike sharing system
• 10 e-cargo quadricycles
• 1 E-delivery van