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A passenger on Bogotá's Transmilenio BRT system, which has been slow to replace diesel buses with electric equivalents.

Covid-19 Will Make Things Difficult for Electric Vehicles in Latin America

In an interview with Diálogo Chino, Lisa Viscidi, director of the Energy, Climate Change & Extractive Industries Program, notes that the use of electric vehicles is growing throughout Latin America, but Covid-19 could stall progress.

Lisa Viscidi, Fermín Coop

Interviews ˙ ˙ Diálogo Chino

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Electrified Islands: The Road to E-Mobility in the Caribbean

Caribbean islands are in many ways ideal markets for electric vehicles, and several Caribbean jurisdictions have made significant advances in promoting electric mobility. Examining five case studies—Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Jamaica, and the Dominican Republic—this report identifies the key challenges and recommends actions that Caribbean governments and other stakeholders can take to stimulate EV adoption.

Lisa Viscidi, Nate Graham, Marcelino Madrigal, Malaika Masson, Veronica R. Prado, Juan Cruz Monticelli

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Tendencias energéticas en Latinoamérica

La directora del Programa de Energía, Cambio Climático e Industrias Extractivas, Lisa Viscidi, habló con el Comité Español del Consejo Mundial de la Energía (CECME) sobre el debate entre la privatización y el nacionalismo de los recursos en Latinoamérica y la transición energética. 

Lisa Viscidi

Interviews ˙ ˙ CECME

EV Uptake in the Caribbean: Lessons Learned & Future Recommendations

Electric mobility is gaining ground globally as technology costs fall, awareness is improved, and policies are increasingly aligned with environmental goals. Caribbean nations are well positioned to reap the benefits of electric mobility, concluded panelists at an event hosted by the Inter-American Dialogue and New Energy Events, in collaboration with the Inter-American Development Bank and the Organization of American States.

Sarah Phillips

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Why Electric Vehicles Are Gathering Speed in Latin America

Electric mobility would bring a host of benefits to Latin America. Countries like Chile are taking the lead in adopting electric buses and promoting private use of electric vehicles. Yet hefty price tags and a lack of charging infrastructure are among the barriers that must be surmounted for widespread uptake in the region.

Lisa Viscidi, Guy Edwards

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ The New York Times

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Regional and Global Experiences Yield Lessons for Argentine Electric Vehicles Market

At the Fourth Annual Latin America Clean Transport Forum on September 27, government officials, private sector leaders, and international researchers gathered in Buenos Aires to discuss the challenges and opportunities for electric vehicles and what global and regional lessons can be used to foster their growth in Argentina.

Nate Graham

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Advancing electric mobility in Latin America

With the fastest growing car fleet in the world, Latin America has reason to accelerate the transition to electric vehicles. Costa Rica, with its strong commitment to tackling climate change, is positioning itself to vastly expand EV use in the next five years.

Rebecca O’Connor

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