The IEA enables innovation through a wide range of international Energy Technology Initiatives, or ETIs1. Through the ETIs, more than 6,000 experts from over 50 countries work together to accelerate advances in energy technologies.
|Advanced Fuel Cells|
|Advanced Materials for Transportation|
|Advanced Motor Fuels|
|Emissions Reduction in Combustion|
|Hybrid and Electric Vehicles|
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. The Casebook draws on the global networks of future city think tank Urban Foresight, the Clean Energy Ministerial's Electric Vehicles' Initiative and the Hybrid and Electric Vehicle initative. Download here.
Wireless power transfer for electric vehicles is the subject of a new project which aims 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. The duration of both projects is three years and new participants are welcome. Visit the Hybrid and Electric Vehicles initiative web page for more information on these and all ongoing projects.
The Advanced Motor Fuels initiative has recently released the following two technical reports: Evaluation of Environmental Impact of Biodiesel Vehicles in Real Traffic Conditions, focusing on the comparison of real-world emissions of diesel fuel and biodiesel; and Enhanced Emission Performance and Fuel Efficiency for HD Methane Fuelled Engines, which also presents the results of testing carried out in Sweden, Finland and Canada.
This concise 4-page document from the Advanced Fuel Cells initiative pulls together the key messages from seven technical projects to provide a summary relevant to experts and policy makers. Download 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.