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Advanced Fuel Cells
Advanced Materials for Transportation
Advanced Motor Fuels
Emissions Reduction in Combustion
Hybrid and Electric Vehicles

Recent activities and findings

Chile joins Advanced Motor Fuels

On 17 November 2015 during the IEA Governing Board meeting at Ministerial level, the Chilean Ministry for Energy became a Contracting Party to the IEA Technology Collaboration Programme (IEA TCP) on Advanced Motor Fuels (AMF). This is the first participation for Chile in an IEA TCP. AMF participants now total 18 (14 IEA member countries and 4 partner countries - Chile, China, Israel and Thailand). 

Feasibility of natural gas as an on-road transport fuel

This new report from the IEA TCP on Advanced Motor Fuels (AMF) - Feasibility of Natural Gas Pathways for Motor Vehicles: an International Comparison - assesses the most feasible natural gas pathways for six countries - Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, Israel and the United States.  Download from the AMF website here

Electric vehicle business models

Policy frameworks, market conditions, enabling technologies and concerted actions among actors are key to deployment of electric vehicles (EVs). Electric Vehicle Business Models: Global Perspectives, recently published by the IEA TCP on Hybrid and Electric Vehicles (HEV), sets out to examine the economics and business models that would further deployment of HEVs. More information on this and all current HEV projects can be found in the HEV 2014 Annual Report here

Advanced motor fuels October newsletter

The October 2015 issue of AMFI Newsletter from the IEA TCP on Advanced Motor Fuels (AMF), with contributions from a team of authors in North America, Europe and Asia, is now available for download from the AMF website here

Advanced fuel cells June newsletter

The latest newsletter from the IEA TCP on Advanced Fuel Cells (AFC) which includes national updates from France and Japan is now available for download from the AFC website here

Advanced motor fuels 2014 Annual Report

For the latest information and updates on the work of the IEA TCP on Advanced Motor Fuels (AMF) download their 2014 Annual Report from their website here.  

Status of deployment of molten carbonate fuel cells

This recent report from the IEA TCP on Advanced Fuel Cells (AFC) gives an updated overview of the status of deployment of molten carbonate fuel cells in the world as of 2015. Download from the AFC website here

New report explores the future of electric mobility

World-changing ideas that could shape the future of electric vehicles have been unveiled in a new edition of the EV City Casebook.  The report profiles 50 big ideas with the potential to dramatically increase electric vehicle adoption around the world and draws on the global networks of Urban Foresight, the Clean Energy Ministerial's Electric Vehicles' Initiative and the IEA TCP on Hybrid and Electric Vehicles (HEV).   

Two new projects on hybrid and electric vehicles

Wireless power transfer for electric vehicles is the subject of a new project aiming to develop a greater global understanding of wireless power transfer systems and interoperability through country-based standards study, while Electrification of transport logistic vehicles will aim to identify early niche markets and commercialisation opportunities.  Visit the website of the IEA TCP on Hybrid and Electric Vehicles (HEV) for more information on all projects.     

T‌wo new technical reports on advanced motor fuels

The IEA TCP on Advanced Motor Fuels (AMF) has recently released two technical reports: Evaluation of Environmental Impact of Biodiesel Vehicles in Real Traffic Conditions and Enhanced Emission Performance and Fuel Efficiency for HD Methane Fuelled Engines. These and other recent reports are available on the AMF publications page.

Advanced fuel cells brochure summarises key messages 

This concise 4-page document from the IEA TCP on Advanced Fuel Cells (AFC) pulls together the key messages from seven technical projects to provide a summary relevant to experts and policy makers. Download from the AFC website here.

The Implementing Agreements in this category are reviewed by the Working Party on Energy End-Use Technologies (EUWP)

For information on related activities carried out by the IEA Secretariat, see the Transport topics page. 

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