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, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States. The International Energy Agency facilitates and co-ordinates the collection, analysis and dissemination of EVI data.

EVI involvement at COP21

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The Electric Vehicles Initiative (EVI) and the IEA, host of its secretariat, played a prominent role in two initiatives to raise the profile of electro-mobility at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 21).

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.  Read more...

Global EV Outlook 2015 Update

‌E‌VI has launched a data update of its 2013 Global EV Outlook. The two-page data sheet presents insights and essential data from EVI’s 16 countries across seven years.

The data presented shows an increase in sales of electric vehicles, charging infrastructure, and a decrease in battery costs. The work is a collaborative effort of EVI member countries to continue the baseline-setting work of the 2013 Global EV Outlook, to bring a clear and current picture of EV deployment today.

Read the full press release on the Clean Energy Ministerial website here.

  • Download the Global EV Outlook 2015 Update here:   Landscape version | Portrait 2-page print version                                                                     
  • For acknowledgments, methodology, definitions, copyright notice and more information on the Global EV Outlook Update please read the addendum here: Global EV Outlook 2015 Addendum

New EV City Casebook Released with Support from the IEA

EVI City Casebook 50 Big Ideas

The IEA is delighted to announce the release of a new edition of the EV City Casebook, which highlights world-changing ideas that will shape the future of electric vehicles (EVs). The report profiles 50 big ideas with the potential to dramatically increase EV 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 (EVI), and the IEA’s Implementing Agreement on Hybrid and Electric Vehicles. It profiles innovative policies, projects, technologies and business models that are being implemented in 23 countries across six continents.

Ideas covered in the Casebook include: the Korean city of Gumi’s wirelessly charged electric busses; US tech giant Google’s self-driving electric cars; British software company Route Monkey’s tool to optimise fleets for EV adoption; and the world’s first EV vending machines in Hangzhou, China.

Global EV Outlook 2013

Global EV Outlook 2013‌Together, Electric Vehicle Initiative (EVI) countries accounted for more than 90% of world EV stock at the end of 2012. Strong government support in EVI countries on both the supply and demand sides are contributing to rising market penetration. 12 out of 16 EVI countries offer financial support for vehicle purchases, and most employ a mix of financial and non-financial incentives (such as access to restricted highway lanes) to help drive adoption.
The Global EV Outlook is a unique and data-rich overview of the state of electric vehicles (EVs), and offers an understanding of the electric vehicle landscape to 2020. The 2013 edition represents the collective efforts of two years of primary data gathering and analysis from the EVI and the IEA. Key takeaways and insights include landscape analysis of EV stock/sales and charging station deployment. Existing policy initiatives are delineated and future opportunities highlighted in the section "Opportunity Matrix: Pathways to 2020".

EV City Casebook

City casebook 2012Electric vehicles (EVs) hold the potential of transforming the way the world moves. EVs can increase energy security by diversifying the fuel mix and decreasing dependence on petroleum, while also reducing emissions of greenhouse gases and other pollutants. Just as important, EVs can unlock innovation and create new advanced industries that spur job growth and enhance economic prosperity. However, the mass deployment of EVs will require transportation systems capable of integrating and fostering this new technology.

To accelerate this transition, cities and metropolitan regions around the world are creating EV-friendly ecosystems and building the foundation for widespread adoption. Read more......