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Decarbonation horizon for transport


The LOM (French law on mobility) aims to decarbonize land transport by 2050, and preparations are already underway at different levels of the territory, in partnership with all mobility and development players. Mobility by Colas is a key player in this process thanks to its range of services.

From 1960 to 2017, an average of 83.7%* of the energy consumed in the world has been carbon-based fossil fuels. This has resulted in two consequences: dependence on a finite, non-renewable energy source, and the emission of a large volume of CO2, a greenhouse gas that cannot be compensated for and is implicated in climate change. To get rid of this double jeopardy, and following the Paris Agreement in 2015, the European Union has decided to end the sale of new gasoline and diesel cars, light commercial vehicles and hybrids (gasoline-electric) on its territory by 2035, in favor of 100% electric vehicles. In France, the LOM provides for a gradual renewal of the entire French transport fleet by 2050 to achieve this decarbonization. In addition, the "Recyclability, recycling and reincorporation of materials" strategy, one of the components of the France Recovery Plan, aims to bring to market new products that are more easily recyclable AND that reuse recycled materials. In a context of rising energy costs, heightened by geopolitical tensions, all of these measures constitute a necessary foundation for achieving the goal of carbon neutrality by 2050 at the national level. The use of other levers is also encouraged, such as controlling the growth of mobility, for example by promoting telecommuting, limiting urban sprawl, and encouraging a modal shift to train, bicycle, public transport and carpooling.

Three solutions to move in the right direction

Precisely positioned at the crossroads of these mobility issues - and acting as a partner to local authorities and users - Mobility by Colas responds to the sustainable dimension of the mobility sector. Mobility by Colas provides concrete solutions to identified needs, while ensuring that it contributes to the common good (safety, reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, inclusiveness, optimization of public spending, protection of personal data).

Mobility by Colas is involved in several major areas:

  • By supporting local authorities in observing mobility needs in order to adapt mobility offers according to usage, or, for example, in encouraging changes in behavior (promoting certain services during pollution peaks, monitoring the company mobility plan/PDIE). Through the Moov'Hub offer, a real local MaaS (Mobility as a Service), we propose to pool and simplify access to the whole range of services in the area. Moov'Hub allows an integrated transversal approach between existing mobility services and new private alternative solutions.
  • By promoting mobility around construction sites with QIEVO, a digital service optimizing mobility and urban and rural logistics around major construction sites. Through centralized planning that favors "just-in-time" delivery, QIEVO reduces the traffic and illegal parking of construction trucks on the public domain; it contributes to the ecological and energy transition by improving air quality and the carbon footprint.
  • By managing road assets and ensuring user safety with the ANAIS approach. ANAIS is a digital tool for optimized and preventive management of infrastructures. It identifies near-accident zones from data embedded in vehicles in order to send alerts to infrastructure managers. ANAIS means better anticipation and targeting of preventive maintenance operations, reducing carbon impact by capitalizing on existing travel, all for a more peaceful travel experience.

Thanks to this ecosystem, Mobility by Colas provides the keys to progress on the road to shared, low-carbon mobility.

Sources: *The Shift Project