Electric Vehicles Initiative (EVI)
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 Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM), a high-level dialogue among Energy Ministers from the world’s major economies. EVI members include Canada, China, Finland, France, Germany, India, Japan, Korea, Mexico, the Netherlands, Norway, South Africa, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States. The International Energy Agency is the EVI Co-ordinator.
Global EV Outlook 2017
Published: 6 June 2017
The Global EV Outlook 2017 provides insights on recent EV technology, market, and policy developments, in particular with regards to the sector's status outlined previously in Global EV Outlook 2016. Detailed information for the past five to ten years on EV registrations (vehicle sales), number of EVs on the road, and modal coverage across the most relevant global vehicle markets is provided. The analysis also looks at the availability and characteristics of Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE). The Global EV Outlook 2017 reports on battery cost and energy density improvements.
EVI Campaigns and Declarations
The Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) announced a new campaign in 2017 called EV 30@30 to speed up the deployment of electric vehicles and target at least 30 percent new electric vehicle sales by 2030.
The campaign will support the market for electric passenger cars, light commercial vans, buses and trucks (including battery-electric, plug-in hybrid, and fuel cell vehicle types). It will also work towards the deployment of charging infrastructure to supply sufficient power to the vehicles deployed.
Government Fleet Declaration
Recognising the importance of reducing carbon emission in the transportation sector, eight major nations – Canada, China, France, Japan, Norway, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States – signed a Government Fleet Declaration, pledging to increase the share of electric vehicles in their government fleets and calling for other governments to join them.
Paris Declaration on Electro-Mobility and Climate Change
The EVI and the IEA were involved in the Transport Focus of the Lima Paris Action Agenda (LPAA) and contributed to the drafting of the Paris Declaration on Electro-Mobility and Climate Change and Call to Action, calling for a deployment of electric vehicles compatible with a 20% share of all road transport vehicles in 2030, including more than 100 million cars (up from 1 million in 2015). They EVI and IEA also gathered consensus from partners and stakeholders to endorse the Paris Declaration.
Publications from EVI Partners
EVI partner US National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has published two reports looking at the integration of electric vehicles to the electrical grid. These reports can be found here: Critical Elements of Vehicle-to-Grid Economics, Aligning PEV Charging Times with Electricity Supply Demand, Vehicle Grid integration, Vehicle to Grid Cyber-security Brief and EV Fast Charging Infrastructure Brief.
The IEA has developed and regularly updates a series of global, low-carbon energy technology roadmaps which identify priority actions for governments, industry, financial partners and civil society that will advance technology development and uptake to achieve international climate change goals.
Technology Roadmap: Electric and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (EV/PHEV)
Published: 17 June 2011
Electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles (EVs and PHEVs), if coupled with low greenhouse gas (GHG) electricity generation, can help cut energy (particularly petroleum) use and CO2 significantly, especially in the 2030-2050 timeframe – but key actions must begin now to achieve interim targets and thus substantial market shares in the long-term. The vision of this roadmap is to achieve widespread adoption and use of EVs and PHEVs worldwide by 2050, and if possible well before. The primary role of this EV/PHEV Roadmap is to help establish a vision for technology deployment; set approximate, feasible targets; and identify steps required to get there. It also outlines the role for different stakeholders and how they can work together to reach common objectives, and the role for government policy to support the process.
The analysis in the roadmap is based on IEA’s ETP 2DS scenario, updated in the IEA report Transport, Energy and CO2: Moving Toward Sustainability (Autumn 2009). This scenario targets a 50% reduction in CO2 worldwide by 2050 relative to 2005 levels. For transport, a 30% reduction is achieved via efficiency improvements, along with the introduction of new types of vehicles and fuels. For EVs and PHEVs, sales begin to grow rapidly after 2015 and reach a combined 7 million per year by 2020, and 100 million by 2050, over half of all cars sold around the world in that year.
Technology Roadmap: Hydrogen and Fuel Cells
Published: 30 June 2015
Hydrogen is an energy carrier that partly offers the advantages of fossil fuels – flexibility and energy density – with potentially a low carbon footprint. As a storehouse of low-carbon energy, it offers a means to integrate high shares of variable renewable electricity into the energy system. But as the IEA Technology Roadmap: Hydrogen and Fuel Cells explains, not only is hydrogen technology’s economic success uncertain, its necessary components are less advanced than those of many other low-carbon technologies.
But Technology Roadmap: Hydrogen and Fuel Cells also makes clear that hydrogen holds promise for some of the key challenges facing emissions reduction in sectors such as transport, industry and buildings, as well as the electricity system. The report details the steps governments, industry and researchers need to take to foster and track deployment of hydrogen technology, if it is to be a significant energy carrier by 2050.
Our work on Transport
Electric Vehicles Initiative (EVI)
EVI is a multi-government policy forum dedicated to accelerating the introduction and adoption of electric vehicles worldwide
Global Fuel Economy Initiative (GFEI)
GFEI is the partnership of the IEA, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the International Transport Forum of the OECD (ITF), the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) and the Institute for Transportation Studies at the University of California-Davis
Mobility Model Partnership
MoMo is a global transport spreadsheet model that has been developed since 2003 contains detailed by mode, by fuel and by region historical data and projections to 2050 fo rthe transport sector
The handbook aims to provide insights into the rail sector’s developments over the past decades in terms of tracks implementation, electrification, high-speed rail growth and the sector’s energy and carbon performance
Transport Technology Collaboration Programmes
IEA Technology Collaboration Programmes (TCPs) are unique research partnerships that underpin IEA efforts to support innovation for energy security, economic growth and environmental protection
Future Scenarios for Transport
Access our latest modelling and analysis to gain insight into potential future scenarios for transport globally
Railway Handbook 2017
Energy consumption and CO2 emissions of the railway sector
The Future of Trucks
Vehicle efficiency technologies, systemic improvements in logistics, and alternative fuels can help meet key environmental policy objectives
Global EV Outlook 2017
The Global EV Outlook 2017 provides insights on recent EV technology, market, and policy developments
- High-speed rail presents major opportunities for decarbonisation of transport
7 December 2017
- Plotting a more sustainable course for the international shipping sector
3 October 2017
- IEA study unveils key role for trucks in global oil-demand growth
3 July 2017
Events & workshops
Towards a Consumer-Driven Energy System: Understanding Human Behaviour
Hosted by the Technical University of Denmark