Sustainable transportation is going to be integral to cities down the road
Over 100 million electric cars are projected to be on roads by 2030. This is a massive 30-fold increase from that of today. More than one million electric buses are expected to be introduced across five continents. It is forecast that by 2030, the electricity required to power these electric vehicles (EVs) will exceed 500 Terawatt-Hour. By 2040, EVs will comprise close to ten per cent of the global energy demand. A carbon-neutral society requires more than filling cities with EVs. To accommodate these changes in the world’s energy systems and achieve the vision of sustainable cities, the world’s energy systems need to keep up with this rapid evolution. Installing energy systems that can serve as the backbone for future cities while simultaneously keeping costs affordable is crucial for success. With the rate of urbanisation ramping up, the demand for more sustainable and carbon-neutral options for mobility is also increasing. Modern mobility infrastructure must operate efficiently while minimising downtime and total ownership cost to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.