The World Energy Council Colombia will hold the second International Meeting on Electric Mobility, focused on the competitiveness of cities. Medellín will host this second version, which will continue the topics discussed in Bogotá a year ago. It will take place on September 25 and 26, 2018 at the El Tesoro Event Center and will be an opportunity to put the State, academia and companies at the same table to discuss the future of clean mobility and productivity in the territories.
Specialists from the Americas will give their opinions on electric mobility, a fundamental element that helps countries achieve energy sustainability, since it provides energy security, equity and environmental sustainability.
600,000 electric vehicles in Colombia by 2030
The main objective of this Meeting is to promote electric mobility initiatives in Colombia’s cities, aimed at meeting the Sustainable Development Objectives, ODS, the commitments of the Paris Agreement and the country’s accession to the OECD. It also seeks to present actions that help meet the goal of CONPES Green Growth 3439 in environmental matters, in which Colombia expects to have 600,000 electric vehicles in 2030, it should be noted that in 2017 there were 1,695 registered.
The justification for setting these goals is clear, electric mobility contributes to solving the problems of cities, ensures quality of life, social equity, reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, promoting more efficient uses of energy and consequently helps to have more competitive cities. It is necessary to move towards mobility modes that are less dependent on fossil fuels, use clean energy sources and incorporate new solutions and applications such as car sharing, congestion charges, as well as trains, metros and electric bicycles. In this particular case, technology is moving faster than public policy and regulation.
The promoters of electric mobility in one place
The event presents the benefits and potentialities of electric mobility, but also recognizes success stories from some countries, cities and companies. It is also an opportunity to meet and exchange experiences and initiatives in electric mobility developed locally.
The academic agenda will include eight discussion panels with the presence of high level national and international specialists. These will be the topics addressed on solutions in technologies that facilitate electric mobility: What is needed to successfully develop electric mobility on a large scale in Colombia? Electric mobility and the competitiveness of Colombian cities, Electric mobility, Environmental sustainability, Air quality and quality of life, What are we doing to comply with the ODS? Technological advances on the part of the main manufacturers of transport mobiles such as BMW, Auteco, Renault, Mitsubishi Motor, Nissan, among other talks. The event will bring together the country’s energy authorities, all complemented by a large commercial sample of electric mobility.
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