Mobility is the fastest growing source of greenhouse gas emissions. Revolutionizing the transportation sector is therefore vital. Browse the Global Opportunity Explorer for solutions to accelerating the shift to urban green mobility.

Mobility is fastest growing source of greenhouse emissions. To reach the Paris agreement targets, we need to see a veritable revolution in mobility systems.

For the business sector, the opportunity is clear. The whole sustainable mobility market could amount to US$4 trillion. Urban congestion is already costing you 1% of global GDP each year. It’s time to act.

The health benefits are clear. By transforming urban mobility, we can tackle the 1.25 million deaths and 50 million injuries incurred each year in road accidents.

The technology is there. More people than ever are demanding it, so it is the responsibility of cities to ensure that they get it. We’ve selected a number of solutions proving that sustainable urban mobility systems are a thing of the present – they show that transport systems can be multi-modal, on-demand, shared and safe. So stop hearing excuses, and see for yourself how citizens can enjoy choice, convenience and sustainability.  

With a range of 250 kilometers on a single charge, this all-electric bus has the ability to deliver large-scale sustainable public transportation.

BYD ebus is a purely electric city bus with no tailpipe emissions and very low noise levels. The bus is powered by BYD’s lithium-ion iron-phosphate batteries, which are characterized by high energy density, long service time, and low cost, according to the company. Powered by three battery packs with a combined capacity of 324 kWh, the lightweight BYD ebus has a range of 250 km on a single charge in urban conditions.

With a charging power of 60 kW, the BYD ebus can be fully charged in about 5 hours, and thus can be charged during off-peak hours. BYD says that the chemical materials contained in the battery can be safely recycled.

Long-Range Electric Buses

Bynd is a ridesharing app that helps organisations to facilitate carpooling amongst their staff, with the aim of reducing urban congestion and air pollution.

Getting to and from work consumes a sizeable portion of many peoples’ days. With the rise of ridesharing apps, the team at Bynd have developed an app with the specific function of facilitating ridesharing between co-workers. Organisations such as companies or universities can set up a platform on Bynd, where their staff then make profiles and organise carpooling with their colleagues.

Workplace Ridesharing App Facilitates Carpooling

Ubitricity has developed a simple, easy-to-install electric vehicle (EV) charging port to increase access to power for drivers. Their intelligent design also helps manage demand for variable renewable energy sources.

Ubitricity provides installation and management services for electric vehicle charging stations. Their simple charging sockets are designed to be installed where they are needed. This may range from public lamp posts, to private car parks, residential buildings, hotels, and more. Rather than each charging point being fitted with complex metering technology, the meter is installed in Ubitricity’s Smart Cable, making charging points cheaper and easier to install, thus accelerating their proliferation.

Intelligent Charging for Electric Vehicles

Chennai, India, has adopted a policy to prioritize walking and cycling and discourage the use of motorized vehicles, helping to transform the city’s approach to urban transportation.

With more than 10,000 traffic accidents reported every year, Chennai has one of the highest rates of road deaths in India. In June 2012, the city government launched the Chennai Street Design Project to address this problem. This project aims to reclaim the city’s streets for pedestrians and cyclists by prioritizing these modes of transport over private vehicle use.

Designing Streets for Walking and Biking

Geotab is working with cities’ transportation networks to collect and analyse data from air pollution to collision risk, helping to make cities smarter and safer.

Transportation is the blood of every city on the planet, running through the cardiovascular system of roads and railways. As a member of Together for Safer Roads, Geotab is collecting and analysing data from vehicles to monitor and improve cities’ health as they continue to grow.

Intelligent Transport Monitoring Supports Safer Cities