Integration is key: the role of electric mobility for low-carbon and sustainable cities
Transport electrification can simultaneously contribute to sustainable urban mobility by enhancing vehicle energy efficiency and supporting the shift towards public transport and active mobility. Electric mobility expands the mobility options in our cities, with a range of lightweight, new electric vehicles including electric bicycles and kick e-scooters which can act as a catalyst for behavioural change. Proactively integrating these small electric vehicles as feeders into mass transit can promote the shift from private cars and bolster the role of public transport as the backbone of the urban mobility system. In addition, electrification can also catalyse investments in clean public transport and new bus fleets, which, in turn, can raise the attractivity of public transport through modern and more silent vehicles.