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[Ambassador report] Thematic Report - Eco Friendly Mobility

by Sainath Manikandan | 19-11-2020 14:59 Comments 2 Comments recommendations 0 recommendations

Electro mobility or e-mobility uses electric powered technologies. We usually are using carbon emitting fossil fuels. But now we are switching over to electrical power sources through external charging capabilities. The use of fully electric, plug-in hybrid as well as hydrogen fueled vehicles form the e-mobility transportation. We can expect to see more and more driverless cars on roads very soon. These electronic motor innovations has paved way for us to make the best use of it. This advantage is available due to various factors such as a dip in the price of batteries, more and more advancement in alternative fuels and many other technical/technology developments and advancements.


UAE has launched sustainable mobility. They have the trial runs of both hydrogen fuel cell vehicles and battery electric also. As you all know that UAE sees very high temperature in summer. During the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) 2018, a zero emission bus that was designed specifically for hot climatic conditions was unveiled. It was manufactured in UAE. The body of the eco bus was made with a lightweight aluminum and is an all electric vehicle. It has maximum space efficiency as water cooled batteries are located at its rear end. Apart from that it uses temperature resistant. There are many other features of the bus such as it has a low entry floor which allows the passengers to board the bus easily, number of seats with appropriate standing room for passengers, range of up to 150 km per charge. Many governments are coming up with innovations and designs for future sustainable public transport. The prototype of the eco bus was developed by Masdar and Hafilat industry in partnership with technology partner Siemens.

Have you heard the term PRT?

Personal Rapid Transit was introduced by Masdar way back in 2010. PRT is a public transport mode. This is also referred as podcars or railed taxis. These are small automated vehicles. It operates on a network of specially built guideways. Masdar is also looking for various extension to PRT.

Actually the design of the eco bus was initiated taking into consideration various factors such as:

1.     Battery usage

2.     Materials used for manufacture

3.     Energy consumption

4.     Environmental impact


Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) is another technology solution for the environmental challenges faced by UAE. UAE is gradually detaching from the usage of fossil fuel to the hydrogen refilling station. Many are relying on electric power as promotion of fuel cell electric vehicles are increasing. As you can see that more and more renewable energy is being used by all of us over the world but the problem is that it needs a vector to transport and also store them. The ideal storage solution is hydrogen. This will play a vital role in the field of transportation.


Global Transition to Hybrid Electric Vehicles

PRT Masdar

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SJ Mentor

  • SJ Mentor says :
    Hello Sainath!
    It's your SJ mentor.

    Thank you for introducing UAE's trend toward sustainable mobility.
    Battery works well with high temperature so I think electric bus can be operated stable.
    It is my first time get to know about PRT, it looks great in current situation as like pandemic.
    Although UAE is oil-producing country, but it is wonderful to adopt eco-friendly mobility.
    If the oil is cheaper than renewable energy, we should prioritize environment.
    Keep up with your hard work!
    Green cheers!

    Best regards,
    SJ mentor.
    Posted 30-11-2020 10:19

Mun WooJooMentor

  • Mun WooJooMentor says :
    Hello Sainath,
    this is your mentor WooJoo.

    Warm greetings from South Korea.
    Thank you for sharing your thematic report with us.
    The production, the technology and the use of eco friendly mobility now has come essential and very important for sustainable world.
    Such temperature resistant eco-bus should be used worldwide.
    I wish that the car industries can develop a eco-truck too, so the major transportion of food can emmit less greenhouse gases.
    The PRT sounds very interesting too.

    Thank you once again.

    Posted 25-11-2020 21:10

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