Disruptive Technologies in Transportation

Advancing e-mobility business opportunities and innovative solutions in emerging markets

Transport is the fastest-growing contributor to climate change, already accounting for 23 percent of global energy-related greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. But the good news is that the potential of electric vehicles (EVs) and ongoing innovation in e-logistics technology (including EV charging stations and batteries) mean there is an exciting solution for cutting millions of tonnes of GHG emissions produced by the transport sector in cities across the globe every year, as well as curbing air and noise pollution. Investments in e-mobility have been given fresh impetus as countries have incorporated green recovery plans into their post-COVID–19 economic rescue packages, to “build back better”.

This resource page showcases IFC’s track record in providing strong leadership and e-mobility solutions that deliver outcomes for countries that are aligned with green rebuilding efforts, post-COVID-19, supporting sustainable economic growth in emerging markets. The resources highlight potential business opportunities and profile IFC-led Upstream investments and other projects that are building momentum for e-mobility and e-logistics solutions.


Electric Buses: Enabling Green and Efficient Urban Transport

An exciting transition is underway in transport markets as electric buses begin to gain momentum. Electric buses can have lower cost of ownership and offer a pathway towards reducing carbon emissions in urban environments. Learn More


Scaling Up E-Mobility Series

Enhancing mobility for people and goods is a key driver of economic growth and access to opportunities in emerging markets. However, transportation is also a carbon-intensive activity that generates greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and local pollutants. Making transportation sustainable will require scaling up public and private investment in transportation methods that use little or no fossil fuel. Electric mobility (e-mobility) offers an attractive solution in many regions. IFC proactively seeks early engagement with both public and private entities to develop investment opportunities in e-mobility. The Scaling Up E-mobility series illustrates IFC’s early-stage work to develop new private investments in e-mobility.

Creating an Enabling Environment for Private Investment in Electric Mobility

Charging Infrastructure Powers the Electric Mobility Transition

Electric Buses: Finding the Right Business Models

Starting Small but Aiming Big: Electric Two-Wheelers and Three-Wheelers

Going the Last Mile in Electric Mobility


IFC Subscribes to First Green Bond Issued by TMBThanachart Bank

In a bid to strengthen Thailand's nascent electric vehicle (EV) industry, IFC is subscribing to a $100 million green bond issued by TMBThanachart Bank Public Company Limited (ttb). Learn More


IFC to Invest in BlaBlaCar to Boost Long-Distance Shared Mobility in Brazil

IFC has signed an agreement to invest in BlaBlaCar to support the shared-travel platform's growth in Brazil and boost access to affordable, convenient, and environmentally-friendly travel. Learn More


IFC’s Support to Expand E-Mobility on Chao Phraya River

Bangkok is about to get brand new electric boats, with IFC and Chao Phraya Express Boat Co., Ltd. (CPX) joining hands to expand e-mobility on one of the city's main waterways. Learn More


Vaccine Delivery Disruptors

New logistics strategies are helping bring vaccines , medicines, and essential supplies to people in remote communities. Watch Animation


How COVID Turned Tuk Tuk Drivers Into ‘Superheroes’

When COVID-19 descended on Sri Lanka, PickMe partnered with the government so that an emergency fleet of drivers could provide essential goods and services. Watch Video


Tech Start-ups Deliver COVID-19 Relief

Startups in South Asia are developing new supply chains for delivering vaccines and other critical goods and services. Learn More


Driven by Sustainability

Maria López Conde is a Research Analyst in the IFC's Global Transport team. Her work focuses on COVID-19’s impact on transport, new technologies, and environmental sustainability, including e-mobility initiatives. Learn More


The logistical challenges of rolling out a COVID-19 vaccine in Africa

For the second part of this two-part series on logistics, IFC talks to Imperial Logistics CEO Mohammed Akoojee again to discuss how African nations are planning for the distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine. Listen Now


How Africa’s logistics sector is integrating tech solutions

IFC talks to the CEO of Imperial Logistics, Mohammed Akoojee, about the challenges of the logistics sector in Africa and why investment in tech solutions is so vital for the evolution of the industry. Listen Now