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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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Assesses electric vehicle use among five of the world’s largest ride-hailing companies

This paper quantifies the gap in charging infrastructure to power more than 3 million expected electric vehicles in the U.S. by 2025.

Identifies adoption barriers and summarizes policy approaches for states, cities, and utilities to accelerate the deployment of electric vehicles in ride-hailing fleets.

2019.02.20

Assesses electric vehicle use among five of the world’s largest ride-hailing companies

Publication: Briefing
2019.01.23

This paper quantifies the gap in charging infrastructure to power more than 3 million expected electric vehicles in the U.S. by 2025.

Publication: White paper
2019.01.22
In my last blog entry, I argued that the super credits system proposed by the European Commission to spur the adoption of zero- and
Blog Post
2019.01.08

Identifies adoption barriers and summarizes policy approaches for states, cities, and utilities to accelerate the deployment of electric vehicles in ride-hailing fleets.

Publication: Briefing
2019.01.08

Assesses the timing of cost-effectively electrifying shared mobility fleets in U.S. cities, with a focus on ride-hailing fleets based on total cost of operation for conventional, hybrid, and electric vehicles in the U.S.

Publication: Working paper
2019.01.03

Em uma colaboração entre a Deutsche Gesellschaft für International Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) e o ICCT, esse estudo contextualiza as experiências internacionais em políticas públicas para eletromobilidade em frotas urbanas para o Brasil.

Publication: Consulting report
2019.01.03

Collaboration between ICCT and Deutsche Gesellschaft für International Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and ICCT reviews public policies for promoting electromobility in urban fleets and how they can be applied Brazil.

Publication: Consulting report

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