Arup has been commissioned by the World Bank to develop an electric mobility (e-mobility) roadmap for Vietnam to scale up its electric vehicle deployment while, at the same time, facilitating the uptake of renewable energy and supporting the development of industries in the e-mobility ecosystem.
Vietnam has experienced rapid economic growth since the 1990s and its development in recent years is remarkable. Going forward, it is also facing challenges including a growing demand for vehicle ownership, traffic congestion, severe air pollution and increasing dependence on imported fuel. Meanwhile, the Vietnamese government has committed to a reduction of its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 25% by 2030 as part of the Paris Agreement.
Since the transportation sector is the main contributor to GHG emissions, promoting e-mobility is one of the most important interventions to address these challenges and mitigating climate change. With this appointment, Arup will present a roadmap that provides options for the Vietnamese government to consider at the national level and a downstream implementation approach for a selected pilot city.
This study will identify gaps in policy and regulation, power system, electricity transmission, distribution network and industrial capacity that might hinder e-mobility development. To address these issues, we will leverage our global experience to conduct benchmarking analysis on countries that have made significant progress in electric vehicle uptake and share similar development priorities.
A market assessment will be conducted to obtain a rough estimate of a credible electric vehicle market size, recognising that two-wheelers could be the dominant market segment given its wide usage in Vietnam. We will then evaluate the impact on grid and electricity demand, and suggest areas to consider in electricity generation and low carbon transition.
The study will develop strategies in deploying charging infrastructure, consideration of mobility patterns, land use, planning codes and grid distribution. In addition, we will advise the government and key stakeholders on institutional integration, industry engagement and capacity development around digitalisation.