The other side of the road

The challenges posed by transportation in developing countries are unprecedented.  Motorization is increasing rapidly. Limited infrastructure and institutional capacity are being stretched to their limit with populations’ rates growing at a fast pace.

Electric vehicles (EVs) are one of the innovations shaping the future of mobility and could offer many improvements to the transport sector in the developing world, but the road to the adoption of the EVs in developing countries is still very bumpy. Problems are not uniform, as each city and country faces different circumstances, however all countries seem to display the same types of barriers related primarily to policy and infrastructure, with different levels of intensity.

This is the central topic of my article: ‘The other side of the road’ for the fall edition of the Revolve Media magazine:

The article provides an overview of regional realities in the transport sector, with a particular focus on challenges and barriers to EVs development and deployment.

Last but not least, I would also like to take this opportunity to thank all the interviewees for finding the time to share their perspectives and expertise, which were all of great value for the writing of the final piece.



Elisa Asmelash, Junior Energy Consultant@Revelle Group


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