Promoting electric mobility worldwide

Project description

Title: TUMI Volt - Urban mobility from renewable energies
Commissioned by: Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
Country: Global
Overall term: 2019 to 2022


The transport sector is facing major challenges worldwide. The greenhouse gas emissions it causes must be significantly reduced in the coming decades. At the same time, cities are faced with the task of curbing air pollutants and noise to improve people’s quality of life. Besides traffic prevention and promoting a shift to public and shared transport, electromobility is another option for mitigating climate change and protecting the environment. However, there is often a lack of national and local strategies and concepts to introduce electromobility in a socially responsible, environmentally friendly and economically feasible way.


Cities in the Global South are strengthened in their endeavours to implement electromobility solutions. The transition to sustainable transport solutions and renewable energies is being promoted worldwide in this field. Greenhouse gas emissions have been reduced.


The TUMIVolt project is part of the Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative (TUMI) of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). TUMI is concerned with climate-friendly and environmentally friendly urban transport. It promotes and implements integrated urban and mobility concepts aimed at reducing private motorised transport.

TUMIVolt is building on this. Its aim is to support city and national governments in their efforts to implement e-mobility solutions. To do so, it works on various aspects of e-mobility, such as renewable energy, battery production and recycling, and charging infrastructure. The objective is to support planning on this topic in policymaking and administration. Specifically, the project works in four fields of action:  

  • Development and communication of an extensive knowledge base
  • Development of cooperation platforms between cities, companies and the scientific/academic community for exchanges on proven approaches
  • Development of international guidelines for decision-makers on the implementation of e-mobility
  • Implementation of integrated e-mobility concepts in two partner cities (Cuenca, Ecuador and Lviv, Ukraine)

Last updated: November 2021

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