Thursday
October 3
2019

Rethinking Smart Mobility in Africa

It has been proven that smart cities are a catalyst for social and economic development where technology has been used to deliver quality service that does not cause harm to the environment culminating ultimately to a better quality of life.

The World Bank reports that, “a country’s growth of measured gross domestic product is directly reduced by poor public transport infrastructure”. Emerging markets are now required to rethink their transportation systems and investigate new ways of planning and providing transport systems.

The National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (NAAMSA) noted that 2015 saw the adoption of 1.5 million electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids worldwide, about 0.1% of cars on the roads globally.

By 2040, this number will skyrocket to 35% of all cars on the road.

Photo courtesy of John Hogg / World Bank.

Source: ESI Africa (link opens in a new window)

Categories
Technology
Tags
electric vehicles, emerging markets, technology, transportation, urban developement