Phase 3 Strategy
The emphasis during the third phase of IA-HEV, from 2004 until 2009, was on collecting objective general information on hybrid, electric, and fuel cell vehicles. Governmental objectives of improving air quality and energy efficiency—and of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and dependence on petroleum fuel—ensured that the need continued for the IA-HEV’s mission.
IA-HEV focused on collecting objective general information on topics covered in the range of Tasks listed below. In addition, IA-HEV began to collaborate with other groups within the International Energy Agency (IEA). During 2009, the final year of Phase 3, IA-HEV members contributed to the IEA’s roadmap for electric and hybrid vehicles. In addition to that effort, IA-HEV also began to interact more closely with different Implementing Agreements (IAs) within the IEA, especially between the seven IAs with transportation as an item in their work programme. The IEA End-Use Working Party (EUWP) vice chairman for transport organized a first Transport Contact Group (TCG) meeting in March 2008, to further foster the collaboration between these seven IAs. IA-HEV actively participated in this TCG meeting and gained insights provided by experts from other IAs.
Phase 3 Objectives
Provide governments, local authorities, large users, and industry with objective information on electric and hybrid vehicles (EVs and HEVs) and their effects on energy efficiency and the environment, by means of general studies, assessment, demonstrations, comparative evaluations of various options, market studies, technology evaluations, and industrial opportunities.
Disseminate the information produced in the Tasks to interested groups and organizations.
Collaborate on pre-competitive research projects and related topics and investigate the need for further research in promising areas.
Collaborate with other Implementing Agreements with transportation interests.
Collaborate with specific groups or committees with an interest in transportation, vehicles, and fuels.
Phase 3 Members
Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America
Phase 3 (2004−2009) Tasks