Taxi Please! Fleets Go Electric in Brazil

South America is leading the way in the application of electric vehicles to taxi cab fleets

Following the Paris Agreement set forth under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in 2016, countries around the world (including China, the US and Norway) set new targets to introduce electric vehicles  as a green alternative to conventional vehicles and taxis, in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

In this article, Ana Carolina Rodrigues Teixeira from the Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais and José Ricardo Sodré from Birmingham City University discuss the application of electric vehicles to taxi cab fleets, with a particular focus on how this will work in Brazil.

The article discusses the uptake and application of electric vehicles in two Brazilian cities; Sete Lagoas and Belo Horizonte.

The article also considers how the trends and lessons that we can learn from the South American context will translate to the application of electric vehicles to taxi cab fleets worldwide.

To read the full article from the European Energy Centre, click here

The European Energy Centre (EEC) was created in 1975 and its focus is renewable energy training and conference delivery in order to create a much needed workforce capable of installing, repairing and maintaining renewable energy equipment. The European Energy Centre works with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the Intergovernmental International Institute of Refrigeration and Centro Studi Galileo, along with leading universities such as Edinburgh Napier University and Heriot-Watt University in promoting the use of renewable energy technologies across the United Kingdom.


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