Sustainable Mobility in Cargo Transportation rolled out zero-emissions trucks to accelerate electric mobility in Colombia. It demonstrated multiple viable business cases for electric fleets, deployed electric cargo trucks and fostered enabling environments to scale electric fleets.
P4G provided this partnership with US $100,000 in catalytic grant funding.
The partnership deployed a pilot project with 22 electric cargo trucks, twelve 4-ton capacity vehicles and ten 12-ton capacity trucks, and developed and installed air quality sensors to collect data from the vehicles. This data provided valuable learnings to apply in the implementation of more electric cargo trucks within Bavaria’s fleet.
Sustainable Mobility in Cargo Transportation sponsored the exploration of electric cargo trucks for at least 20 businesses, which received a competition prize that funded the installation of a charging station and a whole month of free electric truck renting. Commercial contracts derived from this trial ensured that more businesses incorporate electric truck fleets into their business.
The Colombia Department of National Planning (DNP) and Renting Colombia supported Bavaria in this project to help reduce Bavaria’s emissions by 25% throughout their fleets by 2030. This goal, which aligns with the Colombian government’s national priorities, sparked the collaboration between the partnership and National Platform to decarbonize transportation in Colombia.
The partnership fostered enabling environments to scale electric fleets by leading a series of electric cargo transportation-related webinars. The partnership also shared the findings of a legal study that analyzed the current regulatory context of electric mobility in Colombia and reviewed other countries approaches to electric mobility around the world.
Beyond the P4G funding period, the partnership will add 178 more electric cargo trucks and soon reach a 200-truck operating fleet in Colombia.
We aim to have one of the biggest electric truck fleets in Colombia and P4G created and facilitated the platform to create powerful alliances that helped us drive a valuable impact in the promotion of establishing cleaner transportation alternatives in Colombia.