Expanding sustainable infrastructure for electric vehicles in urban transport

Led by:  Centro de Transporte Sustentable de México
              (WRI México)
Sector:  Mobility

The project is joining the efforts made by two agencies that currently advocate for electromobility in Mexico: CFE-PAESE and Metrobús. The Electricity Sector Energy Savings Program (PAESE) is a Business Unit (UN) established by the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) to promote a culture of saving and efficient use of electrical energy. Through PAESE, the CFE is in charge of promoting the use of electric mobility technology, whether for private use or for public transport.

The CFE seeks to promote the use of electric vehicles and trigger the growth of the electric mobility market due to the environmental benefits of this technology and the economic advantages it generates.
Their combined efforts will help to make progress towards the decarbonisation of Mexico’s transport. The project will provide technical support to establish the feasibility of increasing the supply of charging infrastructure for light electric vehicles on interurban roads. It will also contribute to the process of strategic planning towards the electrification of the Metrobús system.

Decarbonising transport is key to achieving carbon emissions mitigation goals. It is projected that by 2030 this sector will generate 250 million tons of CO2 in Mexico.

"The recharging infrastructure is one of the barriers identified to progress in transport electrification processes. This is why increasing the availability of this infrastructure is of great importance to accelerating the transformation."
- Angélica Mazorra, Project Manager, WRI Mexico
 Metrobus (Eléctrico)