New Mobility Now
The term “New Mobility” once referred to a futuristic concept, but the future is now. Today, New Mobility describes the progression of change in transport, technology and mobility that is transforming the global landscape. New Mobility encompasses a range of possible outcomes based on the unique starting points and specific needs of each community.
A WSP white paper shares consensus surrounding the long-term outcomes and benefits of New Mobility, with a focus on developing practical action plans. Drawing upon research derived through extensive interviews with international industry experts and direct learning from cutting-edge projects around the world, New Mobility Now is designed to assist technology firms, national, regional and local governments, transport network and system operators, investors, developers and strategic land-owners in mapping out their New Mobility future today.
New Mobility Now presents a structured approach based around five defined strands of a New Mobility future:
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Electric has emerged as the most well-recognized strand of New Mobility, with multiple levels of government, the private sector and consumers buying into the immediate benefits of an electric fleet. As air quality continues to surge ahead as a global environmental issue, many countries, cities, fleet operators and car manufacturers - including Tesla, Volvo, Jaguar Land Rover, Mercedes and Volkswagen - are shifting away from petrol-fuelled combustion engines to electrified fleets.
While the extent of electric benefits will depend on local circumstances, there is a general consensus that several key opportunities exist, including healthier air quality, reduced user costs and greater vehicle reliability.
Nevertheless, when considering an all-electric vehicle future, New Mobility Now outlines several subtle issues that remain on the table, including subsidies, charging infrastructure, energy grid constraints and other environmental concerns.
Leading the Pack
If answers are provided to the above noted questions, conversion to an all-electric fleet appears to be on track to progress ahead of many other aspects of New Mobility. Even as other new propulsion technologies continue to emerge, the shift to electric has already garnered significant attention from both the public and private sectors. Public confidence in electric vehicles is also growing fast.
Download the WSP white paper New Mobility Now to know more about the five strands of a New Mobility future.
Interested in learning more about the opportunities, challenges and critical steps to successfully implement New Mobility strategies? Contact WSP’s global research team at [email protected] and we will be pleased to provide you with valuable insight into your market.