February 17, 2022

Accelerating Electric Bus Adoption in Colombia

By: Margarita Parra

On February 18th, Clean Energy Works, in partnership with the World Resources Institute – México Office and the Colombian Ministry of Transportation, is hosting a workshop titled  Challenges and Opportunities for the transformation of public transport into zero emissions technologies in Bogotá, Colombia. Using World Café methodology, participants from government agencies, utilities, industry, financial institutions, academia, and NGOs will take part in dynamic discussions around the electrification of public transportation.

The workshop is a part of the project Accelerating Electric Bus Adoption in Colombia, funded by the United Kingdom’s Program Partnering for Accelerated Climate Transitions (UK PACT). World Resources Institute and Clean Energy Works have been working for nearly a year to provide direct technical and financial assistance to three medium-sized cities in Colombia: Neiva, Pasto and Montería. Clean Energy Works has led the engagement with financial institutions and utilities to provide the financial scenarios and business models possible for the procurement of the buses in each city. As a result of these efforts the City of Neiva announced in December their intention to procure 25 electric buses for their public transit system. 

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