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SVG to host Electric Mobility Conference and Road Show – CARICOM Secretariat among supporting agencies


Posted in: Press Releases | 25 May 2016 | Release Ref #: 74/2016 | 2680

    The Government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines will next week host a conference and road show on electric mobility.

    The CARICOM Secretariat, the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ), and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) are among the entities that are collaborating to host the event.

    The event will run from 30 May - 2 June, 2016, and is intended to create deeper understanding, and raise awareness on electric transport options and opportunities for the country.

    The activities get underway with a consultation of select stakeholders. The consultation will gather information that will provide the platform for a macro-economic assessment of the potential impact of electric mobility in St. Vincent and the Grenadines to be conducted.

    The following day, a dialogue will be held with key stakeholders to determine the country’s state of readiness for electric mobility. The dialogue will focus on the identification of stakeholder interests and the general requirements for successfully developing an electric vehicle market in the country.

    The preliminary results of the consultation and dialogue will be presented to an Electric Mobility Conference on Wednesday. The conference will also provide a forum for sharing best practices and other critical facts on electric mobility. Technical and economic performance of EV, infrastructure requirements, and common legislation practices for enabling the market for electric vehicles will also be discussed.

    On Thursday, an Electric Vehicle Road Show will be held. The general public will have the opportunity to drive and understand the operation of electric vehicles. The event will also provide an opportunity for attendees to interact with electric vehicle suppliers and subject experts in the field of sustainable energy to gain understanding about how this technology can provide a cheaper and cleaner alternative to their transport needs. The road show will be held at the Heritage Square from 9.00 am to 3.00 pm.

    For further information, please contact:

    Government of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

    GEF‑UNEP PACES Project

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