Challenges & Opportunities for Electric Mobility in the Americas

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The number of electric vehicles (EVs) worldwide is growing exponentially, from 1 million units sold in 2015, according to the International Energy Agency, to 5.4 million in 2018, according to the Electric Vehicle World Sales Database. Although the United States, Asia, and Western Europe are leading this transition, in Latin America and the Caribbean, countries such as Barbados, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico, and Uruguay are rolling out landmark initiatives to advance electric mobility.

In preparation for the IV Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA) Ministerial that will convene in Montego Bay, Jamaica, on February 27-28, 2020, the OAS will convene a series of Ministerial dialogues. The purpose of these events is to seek the input and advice of Permanent Missions, international development agencies, multilateral organizations, private sector, and the diplomatic corps at large in Washington as the delegations of the 35 OAS Member States prepare to convene in Montego Bay. The first of this dialogue series will be held in partnership with the Inter-American Dialogue, and will focus on electric mobility in the Americas.

This Ministerial dialogue will provide a space to discuss experiences, policy options, financing, and technologies to ignite smart transportation in the Americas.

**Juan Cruz Monticelli, Section Chief- Energy and Climate Change, Organization of American States
**Lisa Viscidi, Program Director, Energy, Climate Change& Extractive Industries, Inter-American Dialogue
**Marcelino Madrigal, Principal Energy Specialist, Inter-American Development Bank
**Guillermo Areas, Head, Government and External Affairs for Latin America and the Caribbean, BMW Group

Registration: 9:30am – 10:00am
Keynote Speaker: 10:15am – 11:00am
Panel Discussion: 11:00am – 12:00pm


General Secretariat of the Organization of American States Padilha Vidal Room (TL Level)
1889 "F" Street, NW
Washington DC

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