Most e-Mopeds In Bogota Could Be Rendered Illegal This Year

Credit to Author: Juan Diego Celemín Mojica| Date: Wed, 21 Jun 2023 17:20:04 +0000

Laws take time to catch up with technological changes. And, worse, lawmakers are usually abysmal at predicting technological innovation and, more importantly, how that innovation is going to affect society. An event related to this seems to be unfolding here in Bogota in real-time. Because the country wanted to be prepared, laws were put in place […]

Read more

BYD Silently Reduces BEV Prices In Colombia

Credit to Author: Juan Diego Celemín Mojica| Date: Wed, 10 May 2023 02:10:53 +0000

Spearheaded by Tesla, price cuts in BEV lines have been happening all over the world … and, more recently, seem to have arrived in Latin America. BYD in Colombia BYD has been a local player in Colombia since the early 2010s, when it both started selling gasoline vehicles (particularly the city car BYD F0, which […]

Read more

Public EV Transportation In South America

Credit to Author: Otto Gunderson| Date: Sun, 30 Apr 2023 07:17:36 +0000

The common conception appears to be that a successful transition to electric vehicles is determined by the number of passenger vehicles sold. China, Europe, and the United States lead the way in this category and are thus considered to be at the forefront of EV adoption. However, another metric should be used when analyzing countries […]

Read more

The Year of Change: Snippets from the EV Situation in Latin America

Credit to Author: Juan Diego Celemín Mojica| Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2023 23:30:29 +0000

Long distances, oilfields, and low salaries abound south of the Rio Bravo. If you ask me, it’s mainly these three conditions that have marked Latin America as one of the laggards in the EV transition. Alas, all bad times should come to an end, and recent developments in the region start to show not a […]

Read more

Could Colombia Be 1st Country To Build GM EVs In Latin America?

Credit to Author: Juan Diego Celemín Mojica| Date: Sun, 19 Feb 2023 06:39:25 +0000

“Committed to making Colombia the first Latin American country to assemble our EVs?” That was the question Shilpan Amin, President of General Motors International, asked Colombia’s GM team during his visit to this country on February 2 after hearing them say that Colombia’s government was committed to the energy transition. A small question, and yet, […]

Read more

South America Plugin Vehicle Markets, A Brief Overview — Part 3: Uruguay & Colombia

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2022 03:02:37 +0000

By Juan Diego Celemín Mojica “Passionate for all things Latin American, I’ve been closely following the energy and mobility transitions since they started to be present south of the Equator.” If you missed part 1 and part 2 of this series, see: South American Plugin Vehicle Markets, A Brief Overview — Part 1: Argentina, Peru, […]

Read more

NREL Helps Develop Colombia’s Next Generation of Renewable Energy Leaders

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Tue, 14 Jun 2022 01:01:20 +0000

Laboratory Is Building up Young Energy Leaders in Colombia Through Hands-on Training and Education While much of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) campus sat quietly late on a Friday afternoon, one conference room was still bustling with activity. Nearly 20 international visitors sponsored by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) were just […]

Read more