Global EV Outlook 2019 launched at Clean Energy Ministerial

VANCOUVER – The International Energy Agency launched the 2019 edition of the Global EV Outlook, the flagship publication of the Electric Vehicles Initiative (EVI), at the 10th Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) meeting in Vancouver on 27 May 2019. The launch was announced at an expert panel on the electrification of transport that also featured an announcement of support for EVI’s EV30@30 Campaign by Energias de Portugal (EDP), Schneider Electric and Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO).

The Global EV Outlook combines historical analysis with projections to 2030, providing key insights on electric vehicle and charging infrastructure deployment, ownership cost, energy use, carbon dioxide emissions and battery material demand. The report includes policy recommendations that incorporate learning from front-running countries to inform policy makers and stakeholders that consider policy frameworks and market systems for electric vehicle adoption.

This year’s edition will feature analysis on the performance of electric cars and competing powertrain options in terms of greenhouse gas emissions over their life cycle. It also discusses key challenges in the transition to electric mobility and appropriate solutions including vehicle and battery cost developments, supply and value chain sustainability of battery materials, implications of electric mobility for power systems, government revenue from taxation and the interplay between electric, shared and automated mobility options.

The expert panel included participants from EV30@30 campaign supporters ChargePoint and Schneider Electric, major vehicle manufactures, charging infrastructure providers, state-level administrations (California), national governments (Canada, India), the European Commission and philanthropic organisations.

The panel discussed the deployment of EVs on heavy duty vehicles, including freight and mass transit, the roll-out of charging infrastructure and challenges and solutions related with the battery supply chain. The panel provided indications for CEM governments on policies that can drive transitions towards electric mobility.