There are no quick fixes to long-term energy challenges. To find solutions, governments and industry benefit from sharing resources and accelerating results. For this reason the IEA enables independent groups of experts - the Energy Technology Initiatives, or ETIs1.
|Advanced Fuel Cells|
|Advanced Materials for Transportation|
|Advanced Motor Fuels|
|Emissions Reduction in Combustion|
|Hybrid and Electric Vehicles|
The 2014 Annual Report from the ETI dealing with hybrid and electric vehicles (HEV) describes the major developments in electric vehicles and hybrids during 2014 in the 18 member countries in Europe, North America and Asia. Download from the HEV website here.
This recent report from the ETI focusing on 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.
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 ETI focusing on hybrid and electric vehicles (HEV).
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 ETI dealing with hybrid and electric vehicles (HEV) for more information on all projects.
The ETI dealing with 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.
This concise 4-page document from the ETI focusing on 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.