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  • Writer's pictureNicolas

"From no mobility to future mobility: Where COVID-19 has accelerated change"

McKinsey & Company published yesterday they report on how COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted mobility.

Here are some insights from this report:

📍 "In addition to safety, consumers are becoming more focused on digital channels and sustainability issues. Access to micromobility options—lightweight vehicles such as bicycles, e-scooters, and mopeds—will be important."

📍In Europe, the so-called "New modes" (roboshuttles, pooled and unpooled robotaxis) are expected to be the most used transportation mode with public transport.

Comparing large global cities highlights significant differences in expected regional mode-share shifts through 2030

I'm surprised that (e-)bikes and private micromobility do not increase (they are part of "others") if we look at the current market trends in Brussels at least and the statement above.

Private vehicles are significantly decreasing.

📍 Capital expenditures for Electric vehicle (BEV) will probably double over the next five years while investments in other vehicles decline.

Capital expentitures for BEVs will probably double over the next five years

📍 Policymakers have a role to play to reshape the mobility (Georges Gilkinet, Elke Van den Brandt, Philippe Henry, Lydia Peeters)

📍 The homeworking situation that we know today is not expected to affect the mobility demand in the long term.


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