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2014 EV City Casebook Profiles 50 Big Ideas in Electric Mobility

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

2014 EV City Casebook Profiles 50 Big Ideas in Electric Mobility

The EV City Casebook: 50 Big Ideas highlights 50 innovative ideas that have the potential to bring about a step change in EV adoption.

A new edition of the EV City Casebook has been released profiling innovative ideas that could bring about a step change in electric vehicle (EV) adoption. Released by the Clean Energy Ministerial's Electric Vehicles Initiative (EVI), the International Energy Agency's Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Implementing Agreement, and smart city think-tank Urban Foresight, the EV City Casebook: 50 Big Ideas highlights transformative EV policies, technologies, projects, and business models being implemented in 23 countries across six continents. 

EV City Casebook: 50 Big Ideas is the second volume in a series highlighting leadership and best practices in advancing electric mobility. The first EV City Casebook, released in 2012, profiled leading-edge EV efforts by local governments in 16 cities and regions around the world.

"The first EV City Casebook drew attention to those pioneering cities and regions that could offer not only early lessons learned about the initial introduction of EVs, but also inspiration for other city leaders interested in vehicle electrification," said Paul Telleen, the United States' representative to EVI. "This new edition highlights the most innovative and impactful ideas that will help drive market transformation now and in the future.”

More than 150 projects from around the world were nominated for the 2014 edition of the Casebook, after an open call for submissions earlier this year. An international panel of electric mobility experts from national governments and nongovernmental organizations met in Copenhagen in May 2014 to identify the measures that offered the greatest potential to advance global adoption of EVs. This assessment provided the basis for selecting the final 50 “big ideas” to highlight in the Casebook

"The projects featured in the Casebook represent some of the most inspiring and game-changing electric mobility developments from around the world, across a wide spectrum of applications," said Tali Trigg, a transport analyst at the International Energy Agency. “The ideas presented here are fresh, inventive ways of thinking about EV deployment."

The impact of each Big Idea has been evaluated against six dimensions to explain its expected contribution to advancing EV adoption and realising the associated benefits that this will bring.

For more information, view the EV City Casebook: 50 Big Ideas

The Electric Vehicles Initiative (EVI) is one of 13 initiatives of the Clean Energy Ministerial, a high-level global forum to share best practices and promote policies and programs that encourage and facilitate the transition to a global clean energy economy. EVI seeks to facilitate the global deployment of 20 million EVs, including plug-in hybrid EVs and fuel cell vehicles, by 2020.

Formed in 1993, the International Energy Agency's Implementing Agreement for Cooperation on Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Technologies and Programmes is a membership group of representatives of 18 national governments to produce and disseminate balanced, objective information about advanced electric, hybrid, and fuel cell vehicles.

Urban Foresight conducts research, develops strategies, and runs projects to uncover new economic opportunities, enhance social wellbeing, and achieve dramatic improvements in environmental protection. 

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