National electric mobility roadmap in Ghana

Ghana is currently at the crossroads of planning and implementing sustainable mass transit solutions to deal with growing congestion, poor air quality, and global warming. As a fast-growing economy in sub-Saharan Africa, Ghana’s transport sector contributes to 47.7% of energy-related emissions. The Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions are projected to reach 74 MtCO2e by 2050 in the Business-As-Usual (BAU) scenario compared to around 43 MtCO2e in 2016. The voluntary commitments will bring down the emissions by around 15% by 2030 but will be unable to stop the upward trend in growth of GHG emissions.
The government intends to reduce the emissions from the transport sector by improving mass public transportation and the efficiency of vehicles and promoting alternative vehicle technologies, including electric vehicles (EVs). However, Ghana’s e-mobility agenda would have to be delivered through a range of supportive government policies, private sector partnerships, and strategic investments from international development partners. This will help address barriers and provide the necessary resources required to accelerate the adoption of EVs.

Authors:Jyoti Painuly, Subash Dhar, University of Ghana: Ebenezer Forkuo Amankwaa & Ernest Agyemang
Published year:2022
Content type:Report
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No. of pages:38