Ubiquity in Cape Verde: A Study on Electric Vehicles and Sustainable Transport

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.

2017 Season’s Greetings | Ubiquity Consulting

An amazingly sustainable and innovative year!

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.

The Ubiquity Consulting Team