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Electric vehicles are several times more efficient in converting energy into vehicle movement than conventional gasoline and diesel vehicles. They are much more compatible with renewable energy sources. They can produce no emissions at the vehicle and much lower life-cycle (“well to wheel”) emissions. Accordingly, businesses, governments, and non-governmental organizations are turning to electric vehicles to dramatically lower oil use, reduce carbon pollution, eliminate local air pollution, and spur economic development. Cumulative global electric vehicle sales since 2010 reached one million in late 2015 and two million in January 2017. Long-term planning scenarios indicate that the global vehicle fleet will have to be almost entirely made up of electric vehicles, powered mostly by renewable sources, by 2050 if the world is to avoid worst-case global climate-change scenarios.

The ICCT’s electric vehicle program aims to understand and describe what policies and incentives are most effective in the early growth stages for the global electric vehicle market. We analyze trends in electric-vehicle technologies and in vehicle markets; evaluate how regulation, tax incentives, non-fiscal promotional policies, and infrastructure are helping to drive the electric vehicle market; and compare the different policy approaches across countries and cities around the world to better understand the emerging best practices to accelerate the transition to electric drive.

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我们将截至2017年底全球范围内电动乘用车累计销量最高的25个城市摘选出来,从激励政策措施、充电基础设施建设、车队电动化等方面探究了它们在电动汽车推广方面的成功之道。

Identifies the 25 cities worldwide with the highest electric vehicle uptake through 2017, and discusses the policies, actions, and infrastructure that have enabled this success

Summarizes existing regulatory practices and develops design principles to adapt vehicle efficiency standards in the 2020–2030 time frame to enable a transition to zero-emission vehicles over the 2030–2050 time frame

2018.11.08

我们将截至2017年底全球范围内电动乘用车累计销量最高的25个城市摘选出来,从激励政策措施、充电基础设施建设、车队电动化等方面探究了它们在电动汽车推广方面的成功之道。

Publication: Briefing
2018.10.30

Identifies the 25 cities worldwide with the highest electric vehicle uptake through 2017, and discusses the policies, actions, and infrastructure that have enabled this success

Publication: Briefing
2018.10.21

Summarizes existing regulatory practices and develops design principles to adapt vehicle efficiency standards in the 2020–2030 time frame to enable a transition to zero-emission vehicles over the 2030–2050 time frame

Publication: Briefing
2018.10.18

Analysis of subnational level policy actions promoting electric vehicle sales in 30 Chinese cities.

Publication: White paper
2018.10.08
Northern Sweden’s countryside is clad in peculiar mountains, called "fells" (fjäll).
Blog Post
2018.10.01
As the world turns to electric vehicles, several markets stand out as leaders in the transition.
Blog Post
2018.09.06
As clean energy policy and business leaders convene in San Francisco for the September 12-14 Global Climate Action Summit, few topics of discussion are as hot as how to transition to el
Blog Post
2018.08.13

A full day of transport-related events affiliated with the Global Climate Action Summit

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