Mobility enables connection of people with each other, services and facilities. Together with the transportation of goods, mobility of people is fundamental to the economy of South Africa. Over the years, the transportation systems grew drastically and the negative impacts of our chosen modes and its propulsion energy became apparent to the extent that today we realise that this is not sustainable and needs an urgent change. The exhaust emissions produced by these vehicles are polluting the air in our cities and the environment. People’s health is at risk and our climate is compromised. The instability of the oil price and depletion of the world’s petroleum supplies are also risks to consider. Congestion in cities due to increasing car ownership and use only aggravates the problem.
Solutions that are clean in terms of exhaust emissions, efficient in terms of energy consumption and fit for purpose in terms of mobility objective are being designed and developed across the world.