As part of the Energy Commission’s mandate to recommend national policies for the development and utilisation of indigenous energy resources, the Commission in collaboration with the Ministry of Energy is promoting electric vehicles on our roads to create demand and drive the productive utilisation of excess electricity in the system. This initiative was launched by the Senior Minister, Hon Yaw Osafo-Maafo at the 5th Renewable Energy Fair in October 2019.
Promoting electric vehicles on our roads will usher in an era of green and sustainable technology for the future, reduce pollution and contribute to our efforts towards climate action while helping to resolve the electricity generation over-capacity in the short to medium term.
THE DEI and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
In line with the sustainable development goals, the Drive Electric Initiative has related benefits of ensuring good health and wellbeing through the reduction in pollution. This also feeds into climate action and ensuring sustainable cities. Sustainable transport that also feeds into innovation and infrastructure and creating partnerships for goals. To successfully ensure e-mobility in Africa and around the world, partnerships will need to emerge among countries and institutions in line with the SDGs to make the world a better place.
Related Sustainable Development Goals
Goal 13: Climate Action
Goal 3: Good Health and Well-Being
Goal 7: Affordable and Clean Energy
Goal 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
Goal 17: Partnerships for the Goal