Rwanda showcases E-mobility Technologies today
Officials have revealed that Vehicular emissions are the largest contributor to air pollution in Rwanda’s urban centers.
The number of registered vehicles in Rwanda has steadily increased with motorcycles accounting for over half of the total vehicles followed by passenger cars (34%), and other vehicles such as buses and trucks (15%).
As Rwanda continues to urbanize, vehicular emissions are also expected to rise and have a negative impact on public health outcomes.
According to Rwanda’s national inventory, transport accounted for 13% of the total GHG emissions.
For authorities, E-mobility offers a pathway to significantly reducing air and noise pollution, decreasing reliance on fuel imports, and improving operational costs for public transport operators.
Globally, the transport sector produced 7.0 GtCO2eq of direct GHG emissions and was responsible for 23% of total energy-related CO2 emissions (6.7 GtCO2) in 2010.
Significant reduction in emissions from transport are required to meet the SDG targets in 2030 (such as SDG 11.6 on air quality in cities and 11.2 on access to sustainable transport) as well as the NDCs.
The Government said that E-mobility is also an opportunity to increase affordability within the transport sector through the reduction of costs for municipalities, small-scale operators, cooperatives, the informal sector, and for passengers.
In this context, the Ministry of Environment, Rwanda Environment Authority, Ministry of Infrastructure’s Transport Division, and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) with financial support from the Italian Ministry for the Environment Land and Sea (IMELS) are organizing the E-mobility Technology Showcase to be held at Kigali Convention Center (KCC) on 27th April 2021.
The event is structured to showcase current and emerging technology options for e-mobility that are available in Rwanda as well as to connect companies with potential investors in the region and abroad.
The event will be conducted in compliance with covid-19 restrictions including the wearing of facemasks, use of hand sanitizer and handwashing, and social distancing.
The event will include virtual B2B sessions with potential investors and connect current and emerging companies with multiple stakeholders.
Invited participants include the private sector, policymakers, investors, the Private Sector Federation (PSF), and counterparts based abroad who will have the opportunity to participate remotely. Bilateral meetings will also be organized during the showcase to connect investors with e-mobility companies in Rwanda.
The meeting recording will be shared with all participants, partners and media.