Economy August 9, 2023 | 9:31 am

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Beras addresses the benefits of electric mobility in the Dominican Republic

Santo Domingo.- Hugo Beras, the Executive Director of the National Institute of Transit and Land Transportation (Intrant), delivered a presentation on the National Strategic Plan for Electric Mobility, highlighting the gradual advancements that the country has made in this area. He shared his insights during the “Deployment of Electric Mobility” workshop, organized by the Regional Energy Integration Commission (CIER) in collaboration with the Regional Committee for Central America and the Caribbean (cecacier).

Beras, supported by the Superintendency of Electricity of the Dominican Republic, emphasized that the primary objective of the National Strategic Plan for Electric Mobility, in partnership with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), is to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions. He also noted the significant symbolic gesture made by the Government of Luis Abinader, who arrived at his inauguration in an electric vehicle, sending a strong message regarding the commitment to sustainable mobility.

During his presentation, Beras highlighted the notable achievements in terms of mobility, particularly the Santo Domingo Metro and the Cable Car system. These elements, integrated within the Integrated Public Transport System (SITP), represent significant ecological and sustainable accomplishments.

Beras elaborated, “We have the cable car in Santo Domingo; The one in Los Alcarrizos was recently inaugurated and we are strengthening and expanding the capacity of the Metro. Additionally, in the coming months, the Government will inaugurate the cable car and monorail in Santiago de los Caballeros.” He further noted that as part of promoting electric mobility, the government is planning to establish the country’s first electric bus corridor in the Colonial Zone. This corridor will feature a circuit of electric buses designed to enhance sustainable transportation.

The discourse highlighted the commitment of the Dominican Republic to embracing electric mobility as a pivotal strategy for environmental preservation and advancing a greener future for the nation.

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Paul Tierney
August 9, 2023 10:10 am

Electric mobility is becoming the great new buzzword for the generation. However, is the RD really ready to adapt and enhance its electric production and distribution network? Will there be a sufficient number of charging stations ready to accept the demands of electric vehicle? Doubt it !!! The country is deficient of 24/7 uninterrupted power. There could be thousands of charging stations for the future, but they offer no reliable service if they are victims to common backouts. Can we expect stories in the media of people stranded away from home because of a lack of a nearby charging station or blackout.

August 10, 2023 2:01 pm
Reply to  Paul Tierney

A us city just took a bunch of electric buses off the road because they didn’t work. The DR can probably buy them cheap…..of course, they still won’t work. Electric is a failing experiment.

August 12, 2023 12:20 pm
Reply to  Edward

The company is Proterra in California. A disaster and a failure.

August 10, 2023 4:33 pm

intrant doesn’t know what a seatbelt is, international standards. Tourists have been killed thanks to the neglected way of behavior of an institution that doesn’t know anything about car safety or has a strategy to reduce road accidents, due to the lack of qualified engineers and automobile safety professionals, the use of civil engineers who don’t have a clue about, automobile safety. A lot of bla bla bla, but Hugo has no clue. it’s one big chaos on the road

August 12, 2023 12:22 pm
Reply to  john

There are no laws without enforcement. There is little or no enforcement in DR. Forming committees, studies, meetings are a waste of time and money. They accomplish nothing.