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New EV City Casebook to Profile 50 Big Ideas in Electric Mobility

Electric Vehicles Initiative, international coalition announce call for most innovative ideas advancing electric vehicle adoption

Friday, February 7, 2014

New EV City Casebook to Profile 50 Big Ideas in Electric Mobility

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 are seeking nominations for a new EV City Casebook, the second volume in a series highlighting leadership and best practices in advancing electric mobility.   

The first edition of the EV City Casebook, released in 2012, profiled electric vehicle (EV) deployment efforts in 16 cities and regions around the world. The Casebook was also the source of the initial information presented in the World EV Cities and Ecosystems web portal. Taking a different approach, the 2014 edition will highlight examples of policies, technologies, projects, and business models that could bring about a step-change in EV adoption.

Submit a BIG IDEA!

Nominations close
31 March 2014

"The first EV City Casebook did a great job of highlighting those pioneering cities and regions and sharing lessons learned to date," said Paul Telleen, the United States representative to EVI. "With this new edition, we hope to highlight the most innovative and impressive EV projects that will help inspire market transformation.

Submissions should present solutions to key barriers to adoption of electric vehicles, present new insights on global developments, or highlight promising innovations that could have a major influence on the future of electric mobility. An international panel of experts will select the final 50 projects to be featured in the new EV City Casebook. You can find more information on how projects will be selected and examples of “big ideas” on the Urban Foresight website.

"Today we are seeing a rapid growth in innovative projects that are incorporating vehicle electrification into transport and energy systems in new and interesting ways," said Urs Muntwyler, Chairman of the IEA Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Implementing Agreement. "Collectively, these projects are demonstrating the long-term viability of electric vehicles, and we look forward to uncovering new projects from around the world."

Entries from city leaders, entrepreneurs, businesses, and researchers are being accepted until 31 March 2014. To learn more and submit a project idea, please visit

Twitter: @UrbanForesight #EVcasebook

The Electric Vehicles Initiative (EVI) is one of thirteen initiatives of the Clean Energy Ministerial, a high-level multi-government forum to promote policies and programs that advance clean energy technologies. EVI seeks to facilitate the global deployment of 20 million EVs, including plug-in hybrid EVs and fuel cell vehicles, by 2020.

With a strong focus on urban and industrial transformation, Urban Foresight conducts research, develops strategies, and runs projects to uncover new economic opportunities, enhance social wellbeing, and achieve dramatic improvements in environmental protection.

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.