Since January 2020, the international SOLUTIONSplus project launched to support the global transition to sustainable mobility. 45 project partners and over 100 associated partners will work together on transformative change towards sustainable urban mobility through innovative and integrated electric mobility solutions. The project team consists of local authorities, knowledge and finance partners, industry, networks and international organisations. Together they will support the availability of public and shared electric vehicles, the efficiency of operations and the integration of different types of e-mobility in urban areas. The project is being funded by the European Union (EU).
The project encompasses city level demonstrations to test different types of innovative and integrated e-mobility solutions, complemented by a comprehensive toolbox, capacity development and replication activities. Demonstration actions will be launched in Hanoi (Vietnam), Pasig (Philippines), Lalitpur/Kathmandu (Nepal), Nanjing (China), Kigali (Rwanda), Dar es Salaam (Tanzania), Quito (Ecuador), Montevideo (Uruguay), Madrid (Spain) and Hamburg (Germany).
The SOLUTIONSplus project builds on the Urban Electric Mobility Initiative, which was launched by UN-Habitat and the Wuppertal Institute at the UN Climate Summit 2014. The participants of SOLUTIONSplus closely cooperate with a sister project funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and managed by the International Energy Agency (IEA) and UN Environment. Together the two projects create a joint global urban e-mobility programme that will significantly boost the development of innovative solutions, their replication and scale-up. Through the regional platforms, global working groups and local teams, the partners will develop highly effective and innovative approaches to urban e-mobility ensuring that mobility systems and interventions deliver on the Paris Agreement, meet the Sustainable Development Goals and address the New Urban Agenda.