This consultancy is developed within TRANSfer’s country component in Colombia which aims at preparing a National E-Bus Promotion Programme (E-Bus). In Colombia the transport sector is responsible for 12% of the country’s overall greenhouse gas emissions and the sharply increasing motorisation rate is further aggravating this tendency.
Buses play an important role in Colombia’s transport landscape. However, given the increasing urban population densities and the deteriorating air quality (23% of Bogota’s local air pollution comes from buses, especially from older buses), the bus systems’ various typologies and routes – from small feeder buses to bi-articulated high frequency corridor buses – together imply an untapped potential for providing access to clean urban mobility. Bus fleet electrification and its concomitant improvement in quality (e.g. surrounding corridor air quality, newer buses, etc.) has the potential to bring back passengers to public transportation. The need to generate schemes promoting the use of electric vehicles is also acknowledged by the Colombian Government trough Law 1964 from 11th July 2019
You can download the study in Spanish here.