A regional fuel economy roadmap for West Africa
GFEI has supported seven countries in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) region to develop fuel economy policy proposals. On 19-21 December 2018, at a regional meeting of ECOWAS organised by its environment directorate, ECOWAS countries agreed a new regional roadmap for fuel economy.
The meeting was officially opened by the Chief of Staff of the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable development of Côte d’Ivoire, François Kouablan on behalf of the Minister, Joseph Seka Seka. He indicated that in pursuit of better national fuel economy, Côte d’Ivoire had developed draft vehicle labelling proposals and was committed to improving national automotive fuel economy.
Some of the action items that were agreed were the development of a regional fuel economy label as part of an awareness campaign and the establishment of a common vehicle data classification, registration and reporting system, among others.
The regional roadmap includes two notable targets:
- A target average automotive fuel economy of 5 litres per gasoline equivalent per 100 km by 2025 for newly imported passenger cars in the region
- Zero-emission vehicles to account for 30 per cent of newly registered motorcycles by 2030 and 30 per cent of newly registered light-duty vehicles by 2050.