Transport needs to shift away from fossil fuels, moving towards increased electrification, with electric power generated from renewable resources. It is also essential to build integrated and smarter transport solutions that can help reduce the number of polluting vehicles for individual use, facilitating collective and shared modes of transport. Importantly, for an integrated mobility system to be effective, (public) transport needs to be flexible, reliable, safe and, not least, affordable, and cheaper than individual mobility solutions, to ensure adoption by the most disadvantaged segments of the population. Similar considerations hold for freight transport. Traffic infrastructure should also be designed to facilitate green(er) mobility solutions, such as cycling for shorter commutes and railway infrastructure between cities.
These are essential elements in our response to increased urbanisation, but also to reduce the environmental impact of long-distance travel as well as of freight transport, for which solutions fostering more resilient value chains, less prone to disruption, are also needed.
For the transition to sustainable mobility, we look for:
- Car and car component manufacturers that contribute to the electric mobility transition as well as to increased safety standards for vehicles.
- Products and services that contribute to energy and resource efficiency for all types of vehicles.
- Public transport, such as railway companies and companies managing urban connections.
- Products and services that facilitate the development and adoption of integrated mobility solutions.
- Technological solutions for improved traffic management as impactful tools to increase road safety.