New IA-HEV Task 22, E-Mobility Business Models

January 29, 2013 09:00 AM
E-mobilty offers drivers more transport options.
© Image courtesy of Allianz.


Now that the electric vehicle (EV) market is moving beyond the demonstration projects into the mainstream, policy makers face the challenge of creating supportive environments to promote EV investment and enterprise as EVs enter the mass market. The IA-HEV executive committee approved the formation of Task 22, E-Mobility Business Models, at their October meeting held in Stuttgart, Germany. 

Initial Task members are the United States and the United Kingdom. E-Mobility Business Models will advance understanding of the opportunities to generate revenue and limit costs in the provision of electric vehicles, recharging infrastructure, and the associated links to energy systems.

Task 22 members will invite multi-sectoral experts from the world over to write articles and provide expert analysis and commentary, lessons learned, case studies, and concepts for publication. Topics may include policy perspectives, vehicle provision, infrastructure systems, and energy systems.

Task participants will set-up a global editorial board, recruit experts to submit text, and publish the findings in a widely-distributed report. These experts will be on the forefront of shaping the blueprints to move EVs from the demonstration/early adopter stage into sustainable markets that are independent of direct public subsidy.

Currently, there is no cost for participation, no formal requirements for hours committed, and no travel required. This efficient framework allows for the broadest participation from the widest range of experts at the least cost. The Task work-scope may be expanded depending on the interest level, possible funding support, and wishes of the Task participants. Please contact Mr. David Beeton for more information.

Contributed by Mr. David Beeton
Task 22 Operating Agent