Latin America and the Caribbean Hop into Electric Mobility

United Nations Environment Programme  
Policy Initiative: Sustainable Infrastructure
9. August 2018

Air pollution kills nearly 7 million people every year around the world. The situation could worsen in the coming years in Latin America and the Caribbean, where transport – a rapidly growing sector – is the main source of greenhouse emissions. The region's vehicle fleet is expanding faster than any other in ​​the world and could triple over the next 25 years. This would result in a collapse of the cities’ road infrastructures and in a proportional increase of pollutants.

To avoid this dramatic scenario, several countries in the region are implementing innovative laws and projects to promote electric mobility and introducing clean vehicles into their public transport.

UN Environment | Latin America and the Caribbean Hop into Electric Mobility 

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