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.
Throughout this year, Ubiquity Consulting collaborated on projects across a broad range of business sectors: missions on transport, mobility, technology and energy efficiency topics kept our collaborators busy, working on new mobility networks and innovative vehicles, electric buses and ferries, or association management and representation of interests at European level.
Ubiquity’s collaborators also participated in several European events: the new tech discoverer Smart Cities Expo in Barcelona, the mobility management ECOMM Conference in Maastricht, or the startups and new technologies hunter South Summit event in Madrid.
Plans for 2018 also look very promising: Between the elaboration of the very first Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan for a major East European city, our participation in a network of new technologies consultants aimed at city-level decision-makers, or the implementation of sustainable and innovative transportation solutions at national level for a developing country in Africa, our experts will not have time to get bored.
Ubiquity Consulting will also be presenting on the topic of the blockchain’s potential applications for urban transport at the occasion of the 2018 Future of Transportation World Conference next June in Köln!
We wish you all the best for next year and would like to thank you, clients and collaborators, for your commitment, which has now been stretching over the past three years.
We are happy to announce that the Ubiquity Consulting website is now available in Portuguese, you can now read us in as many as four different languages! To celebrate this event, we also gave our website a new look, so do not hesitate to explore it.
Since its creation, Ubiquity Consulting strives to provide high-quality knowledge and tailor-made solutions to its customers in our fields of expertise: passenger transport, urban planning and mobility.
The translation into Portuguese of our website stands as a dynamic and engaging step towards our Portuguese-speaking collaborators and clients.
It is nearly the end of the holidays, and at Ubiquity Consulting, we feel like it may be the right time to summarise what we have been working on during the past eight months.
Since January, our clients have, in a random order, taken us to a tour of the United States to visit their plants, tried to communicate with us in exotic languages such as Tagalog (successfully, eventually), developed (with our support) training material for African professionals, or developed activities in Turkey. For you, Ubiquity clients, we have notably assessed various car-sharing schemes in Europe and the Americas, developed feasilibity studies for ride-hailing services, or represented and advised private players to support their growth in the transport sector. By the way, we also made a presentation about transport authorities and autonomous vehicles at the ECOMM 2016 in Athens in June!
We would therefore like to thank our clients for the opportunities they gave us during the last six months to develop the company’s activities and for the stimulating everyday work. We will keep up the good work in the months to come, and to start with in September, we will be in Brussels for events around the European Mobility Week, and participate to the InnoTrans fair in Berlin.