During the months of January and February 2018, Ubiquity Consulting had the opportunity to develop a complete assessment on the potential of electric vehicles and other sustainable road transport solutions in Cape Verde.
This assessment was part of a NAMA Facility Support project launched by GIZ (the German Development Agency) in collaboration with ECREEE (ECOWAS Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency) and CERMI (Center for Renewable Energy and Industrial Maintenance), aiming to reduce the greenhouse gases emissions issued from the transport sector at the national level.
The role of Ubiquity was to provide an assessment of the current transport situation in Cape Verde, and consequently propose sustainable transport alternatives to be implemented. To do so, the Ubiquity team visited Praia (the Cape Verdean capital) in January in order to meet and interview stakeholders operating in the transport and energy sectors (governmental agencies, international institutions, private players). Back in its Madrid offices, the team was able to draw its first conclusions: While Cape Verde has a huge potential in term of renewable energies (wind and solar), this potential is still underused by the transport sector, although it could strongly favour electric mobility options.
It was the first time that such an amount of qualitative and quantitative information was gathered for the transport sector in Cape Verde. Together with the subsequent analysis and conclusions, this study may then be used in the future as a cornerstone document for the transport sector at national level.