Transport and mobility policies and strategies seek to enhance the journeys made by people and goods, reducing their impact on the quality of life in our cities. As the amenities for urban mobility make cities more or less attractive and efficient, it can also be observed that excessive mobility based on the use of privately owned, energy-intensive fossil fuel vehicles turn our public spaces into adverse and unhealthy ecosystems for the individual.
Electric vehicles and other alternative energies such as natural gas are an essential complementary solution in Sustainable Mobility Programmes, above all in large cities: they can overcome some of the negative consequences of emissions from combustion engines and can achieve objectives that other types of vehicles cannot reach or that would effectively curb our ability to manage journeys with a muted impact.
The development of mobility based on electric vehicles (EVs) is an opportunity to take a qualitative step forward in the transformation of the mobility system and the energy system so that they achieve an even greater reduction in the emissions of local contaminants, CO2 emissions, noise, energy consumption, resulting in a more resilient city. Read more…
Angel López Rodríguez
E-mobility Programme Director, Barcelona City Hall
Article published in: FuturENERGY September 2015