March 20, 2019

The future of mobility in Brazil

Clarissa Lins participates in debate at ANP

Global mobility trends are changing the way people move in urban centers. Among the main trends that drive this transformation, we can highlight the adoption of electric vehicles, the increase of car sharing services and the development of autonomous technology. In this sense, some relevant factors contribute to the speed of this transformation: (i) public policies; (ii) technological development; and (iii) new consumption habits.

In Brazil, the main mobility trends are still far from the current development stage of other main global regions. However, some aspects already point to a greater adoption of these technologies in the medium term. As an example, in 2018 there was a 20% increase in Brazilian electric vehicle sales, compared to the previous year. It is opportune, therefore, to discuss the main opportunities and challenges that arise in face of this new context, as well as its potential impacts in Brazil.

In this sense, the National Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels (ANP) sought to contribute to such discussions through the seminar “The future of the vehicular matrix in Brazil” – held on February 20th and 21st. Clarissa Lins, founding partner of Catavento, moderated the debate that opened the event, with the participation of Mariana Polidorio, Manager of Public Policies at Uber Brasil, Alexandre Uchimura, Manager of New Business in Electricity at Bosch Latin America, and Alexandre Szklo , professor at COPPE – UFRJ.

Initially, the participants analyzed the expected impacts of car sharing services, electric vehicles and autonomous technologies in the global scenario. After that, they discussed necessary conditions and relevant aspects for the greater adoption of these technologies in the national scenario (eg: consumer profile, infrastructure capacity, share of renewables in the electric matrix, etc.). Additionally, the panelists pointed out the main perspectives for the future of the vehicular matrix in Brazil, highlighting the main transformations in progress and related national particularities.

Finally, the debate included a Q&A section with the audience moderated by Clarissa Lins. The aspects discussed during the debate promoted important reflections on the future of mobility in Brazil.


Recommended readings:

Portuguese only:

Catavento Consultoria – Revolução elétrica: um cenário possível para a mobilidade no Brasil?

Catavento Consultoria – Mobilidade elétrica: perspectivas e desafios

Available in English:

IEA – Global EV Outlook 2018

BNEF – Cumulative Global EV Sales Hit 4 Million

Reuters – A Reuters analysis of 29 global automakers found that they are investing at least $300 billion in electric vehicles