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Electric Vehicles Initiative

Electric vehicles

Goal

Some of the key goals of the Clean Energy Ministerial’s Electric Vehicles Initiative include:

  • Strengthen the understanding of the opportunities offered by electric mobility to meet multiple policy goals.
  • Improve awareness of the drivers of EV deployment, supporting country-level policy and regulatory implementation.
  • Outline a vision for the future of electric mobility, building consensus on policy goals (e.g. EV30@30) and benchmarking success.
  • Bolster policy action and improve the visibility of national policy efforts in publications, such as the Global EV Outlook
  • Mobilize targeted policy action and strengthening the impact of specific measures.
  • Accelerate the geographical coverage of policy deployment on electric mobility through capacity building and sharing knowledge and experiences, accelerating learning, and specific activities such as the EVI Global Pilot Cities Program.

Overview

Electric vehicles initiative

The Electric Vehicles Initiative (EVI) is a multi-government policy forum dedicated to accelerating the introduction and adoption of electric vehicles worldwide. In 2010, EVI was one of several initiatives ‌launched under the CEM.

Electrifying the global vehicle fleet is a key component of the CEM’s goal of enhancing the use of clean energy. Vehicle electrification makes transportation more energy efficient, reduces greenhouse gas emissions and oil dependence, and improves local air quality. Electric vehicle charging could also act as distributed energy storage in support of integrating renewable energy into grid and off-grid energy systems.


Activities

PILOT CITY PROGRAMME

Goal

The Global EV Pilot City Programme (EVI-PCP) aims to build a network of at least 100 cities over an initial period of 5 years, to work together on the promotion of electric mobility. Central pillars of the programme are to facilitate information exchange among cities and to encourage the replication of best practices, for example through webinars and workshops. Another important element is to use the network to build on experience gained by creating analytical outputs and reports to help cities and other stakeholders learn from earlier experiences of member cities.

Participants

There are more than 30 cities currently committed to participating in the PCP.
By joining EVI-PCP, you will…

  • Gain access to a global network of practitioners in major cities, leading or committed to leading, transport electrification programmes. You will get opportunities to share experiences, best practices and lessons learned.
  • Interact with the representatives of national ministries and agencies responsible for EV policies at a country level, and learn how to better coordinate action between local and national levels.
  • Showcase the leadership of EV pilot cities at high-profile events coordinated by the IEA, Clean Energy Ministerial, and partner organisations.
  • Gain access to data and experiences and draw insights from in-depth global and country-specific analysis on EV deployment, via city-level reporting presented in publications such as the annual Global EV Outlook
  • Benefit from and contribute to PCP Webinars (such as Electric Mobility in Chinese Cities), the Global EV Pilot City Forum and other activities of EVI-PCP (read more about the most recent Forum), by presenting your projects and achievements, participating in joint working sessions on topics such as charging, regulations, and interoperability, and sharing your vision with key policy makers.

Additional Information

An annual feature of EVI-PCP is the Pilot City Forum.

In 2021 the 3rd Pilot City Forum was held in Dundee, Scotland on the margins of COP26 under the theme The road to scaling up: from pilot-scale to commercial adoption.

Watch the event

Find the agenda

The second Pilot City Forum was held in Guangzhou China in 2019 and first Pilot City Forum was held in 2018 in Helsinki, Finland.

EVI-PCP was officially launched at the 9th CEM in May 2018. EVI-PCP is coordinated jointly by the IEA and Shanghai International Automobile City (SIAC). Both entities constitute the EVI Global EV Pilot City Programme’s Joint Secretariat.

Presentations

Tu My Tran presentation

JIN YONG CarSharing in China

THOMAS DELOISON WBCSD Charging infrastructure framework

GARY MacRAE UF EV City Casebook

FRASER CRICHTON EV Presentation

FRANK CLIFTON SSEN ENERGYx EV

ELLEN HIEP VERdundee

CRISTIANO FACANHA D2Z EVI City Pilot

SARA PASQUIER Dundee Cities and Fast charging

How to Join?

Please contact evi@iea.org and guojinchen@siac-sh.com

GLOBAL EV OUTLOOK SERIES

Goal

CEM’s Electric Vehicle Initiative supports the development of the Global EV Outlook. The IEA, as coordinator of EVI, produce this annual report to help identify recent developments in electric mobility across the globe. The report includes policy recommendations, and learnings from frontrunner markets to help inform policy makers and stakeholders as they encourage electric vehicle adoption.

Additional Information

2021 Global EV Outlook

Watch the GEVO launch webinar here:

2020 Global EV Outlook

Watch the GEVO launch webinar here:

2019 Global EV Outlook
2018 Global EV Outlook
2018 Presentation on the Global EV Outlook

CALL TO ACTION ON CLOSING THE GAP

Goal

The EVI Call to Action was launched at the 12th Clean Energy Ministerial in June 2021. It is a call to close the gap between projected levels of EV sales in 2030 based on existing policies and the global sales needed to be on track with the Paris Agreement’s objectives. Various governments and private sector stand behind the Call through 9 practical actions that will be implemented over the next two years.

Participants

Governments: Canada, China, Chile, Germany, Finland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Sweden
Supporting Companies and organizations: BYD, CALSTART, ENEL X, Northvolt, Renault-Nissan, Scania, WBCSD

Additional Information

Call to Action

How to Join?

Interested in joining? Contact evi@iea.org

GOVERNMENT FLEET DECLARATION

Goal

Signed in November 2016 at COP22, the Government Fleet Declaration highlights the goal of increasing the share of electric vehicles in government fleets.

Participants

Canada, China, France, Japan, Norway, Sweden, the United Kingdom, the United States

Additional information

The Declaration emphasises the renewal of government fleets and showcases specific and voluntary commitments of these countries to accelerate the introduction of low-emission vehicles in their vehicle fleets. 

Read the Declaration

Read the press release

How to Join?

Interested in joining? Contact evi@iea.org




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