About Us

Our shared history and future direction

The International Energy Agency's Implementing Agreement for co-operation on Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Technologies and Programmes (IA-HEV) was formed in 1993 and began its work in 1994. For more than 15 years, IA-HEV has explored topics to advance the use of electric and hybrid vehicles in member countries.

When IA-HEV began in 1993, member countries recognized the need for better transportation options to address air pollution, oil dependence, and greenhouse gas emissions. Electric vehicles are an ideal transportation solution to meet those challenges.

Governments need information to inform research and policy measures. New technologies require favorable government policies until the market can prevail. IA-HEV fulfills this need through its multilateral member participation. The primary work is conducted through the Tasks.

IA-HEV is currently in Phase 4. Phase 1, Phase 2, and Phase 3 have concluded.