Electric Vehicles Initiative
Accelerating the introduction and adoption of electric vehicles worldwide
The Electric Vehicles Initiative (EVI) is a multi-government policy forum dedicated to accelerating the introduction and adoption of electric vehicles worldwide. The IEA is the EVI Coordinator.
EVI was launched under the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM), a high-level dialogue among Energy Ministers from the world’s major economies.
16 countries are currently participating in EVI.
- The Netherlands
- New Zealand
- United Kingdom
- United States
Programmes, Campaigns and Declarations
The EV30@30 campaign was launched at the 8th CEM in June 2017 with the goal of accelerating the deployment of electric vehicles with a target of at least 30 percent new electric vehicle sales by 2030. The campaign currently totals 11 member countries and 29 supporting companies and organisations.
The campaign supports the market for electric passenger cars, light commercial vans, buses and trucks (including battery-electric, plug-in hybrid, and fuel cell vehicle types). It also works towards the deployment of charging infrastructure to supply sufficient power to the vehicles deployed.
Global EV Pilot City Programme
The EVI Global EV Pilot City Programme (EVI-PCP) aims to create a global platform for to facilitate communications and cooperation among leading global cities interested in stimulating and increasing the uptake of electric mobility within their jurisdictions.
EVI-PCP was officially launched at the 9th CEM in May 2018. EVI-PCP is coordinated jointly by the IEA and Shanghai International Automobile City (SIAC). Both entities constitute the EVI Global EV Pilot City Programme's Joint Secretariat.
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 in November 2016, 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. This document calls for the deployment of electric vehicles compatible with a 20% share of all road transport vehicles in 2030, including more than 100 million cars. The EVI and IEA also gathered consensus from partners and stakeholders to endorse the Paris Declaration.
Recent publications on electric vehicles
News & announcementsView all
May 29 May 29, 2019 13:34
Event Global EV Outlook 2019 Vancouver, Canada
Dec 4 December 04, 2018 12:30
Event Declaration Driving Change Together – Katowice Partnership for Electromobility Katowice, Poland: Lubelskie Climate Action Room 3
Sep 5 September 05, 2018 11:00
Jun 13 June 13, 2018 09:00
May 28 May 28, 2018 09:00
Workshop CEM - EVI Pilot City Forum 2018 Helsinki
Nov 6 November 06, 2017 00:00
Oct 12 October 12, 2017 09:00
Workshop Towards a Consumer-Driven Energy System: Understanding Human Behaviour Hosted by the Technical University of Denmark
Mar 28 March 28, 2017 00:00
Workshop Scaling-up renewables through decentralised energy solutions Paris
Nov 16 November 16, 2016 13:00
Workshop Fleets for the early deployment of electric vehicles Tensift, Green zone, COP22 Marrakech, Morocco
Nov 7 November 07, 2016 00:00
Mar 14 March 14, 2016 00:00
Workshop Renewable Energy Policies Post - COP21 Paris
Dec 8 December 08, 2015 13:30
Workshop High-level event on Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEVs) Netherlands Pavilion at COP 21
May 4 May 04, 2015 09:00
Workshop Towards a Global EV Market Goyang, Korea
Mar 24 March 24, 2015 00:00
Partners and Supporting Organisations
In support of EVI activities, the IEA cooperates with a range of programmes and institutions including:
- IEA TCPs on Advanced Fuel Cells (AFC) and Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Technologies and Programmes (HEV),
- Argonne National Laboratory (ANL)
- ClimateWorks Australia and the ClimateWorks Foundation
- Electrification Coalition
- European Association for Electromobility (AVERE)
- Forum for Reforms
- Entrepreneurship and Sustainability (FORES) in Sweden
- Global Environment Facility (GEF)
- International Council for Clean Transportation (ICCT, hosting the secretariat of the International Zero-Emission Vehicle Alliance)
- International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)
- International Partnership for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells in the Economy (IPHE)
- International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
- Hewlett Foundation
- King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi (Thailand)
- Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)
- Mission 2020
- Natural Resources Defence Council (NRDC)
- National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) of the United States
- Nordic Energy Research (NER)
- Partnership on Sustainable Low Carbon Transport (SloCaT)
- Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI)
- Swedish Energy Agency
- The Climate Group
- United Nations Environment (UN Environment)
- Human Settlements Programme (UN Habitat)
- Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
- World Resources Institute (WRI)
- Urban Foresight