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The IA-HEV Newsletter - The Road Ahead

Views, findings, and publications of the Implementing Agreement for co-operation on Hybrid and Electric Technologies and Programmes (IA-HEV) do not necessarily represent the views or policies of the International Energy Agency (IEA) Secretariat or of its individual member countries.

Results: 49 Article(s) Found.
Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles
May 05, 2014 06:50 PM

IA-HEV 2013 Task 15 Report - Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles

This study was authorized by the Implementing Agreement for co-operation on Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Technologies and Programmes (IA-HEV). Since 1993, IA-HEV has completed three 5-year phases and is currently in year 5 of Phase 4. Each phase has its own unique emphasis and objectives that aim to further the IA-HEV vision.

50-kW fast charger
Oct 22, 2013 01:40 PM

Please answer a questionnaire about quick charging technology

IA-HEV Task 20, Quick Charging (QC) Technology, has now posted an online questionnaire to solicit input from the electric vehicles (EV) communityon the current status and future applications of QC technology (also known as DC fast charging, or DCFC).

IA-HEV report over 2012
Oct 18, 2013 05:25 PM

IA-HEV annual report over 2012 now available for download, featuring EV news from 17 countries

The new IA-HEV annual report contains facts and figures on the growth in sales of hybrid and electric vehicles.

Oct 18, 2013 05:10 PM

IA-HEV Outlook 2013: Success factors for hybrid and electric vehicle deployment

Each year, the IA-HEV Outlook presents views of the hybrid and electric vehicle experts who make up the membership. The IA-HEV Outlook for 2013 is entitled "Success factors for hybrid and electric vehicle deployment."

IA-HEV ExCo meeting
Oct 18, 2013 05:05 PM

Spring 2013 IA-HEV meetings demonstrate how electric mobility is gaining traction and offers clean growth potential

The IA-HEV Executive Committee (ExCo) and other EV experts discussed progress in April 2013.

Oct 18, 2013 04:57 PM

Follow IA-HEV on Twitter, Facebook

IA-HEV has a social media presence.

Republic of Korea flag
Oct 18, 2013 04:55 PM

IA-HEV welcomes the Republic of Korea as its newest member country

The Republic of Korea became the 18th member of IA-HEV in spring 2013.

Go Pedelec! handbook
Oct 18, 2013 04:54 PM

Task 11, Electric Cycles, makes final report available to public in multiple languages

Task 11, Electric Cycles, has produced its final report in the format of Go Pedelec!, a handbook of bicycle policies.

Oct 18, 2013 04:50 PM

Task 15, PHEVs, writing up report, studying financial viability of PHEVs

Members of Task 15 are writing a final report and continuing research demonstrating how much PHEVs could pay off when gasoline prices increase.

Thermal model of a vehicle cabin
Oct 18, 2013 03:15 PM

Task 17, System Optimization and Vehicle Integration, has meetings on thermal management, extends Task deadline

Task 17 focuses on innovative thermal management in its 2013 workshops.

Task 18 EV report
Oct 18, 2013 03:10 PM

Task 18, EV Ecosystems, publishes an outlook on the future of EV markets

A report entitled "Future of Markets for Electric Vehicles: Expectations, Constraints & Long-Term Strategies" is available for download and contains results from the December 2012 roadmapping workshop.​

Recycling EVs
Oct 18, 2013 03:05 PM

Task 19, LCA of EVs, holds second and third workshops during 2013

International experts on the life cycle assessment (LCA) of electric vehicles (EVs) have met twice in 2013 to discuss raw materials and waste management for EVs.

M-Tech Lab
Oct 18, 2013 02:45 PM

Task 20, Quick Charging Technology, participates in technical exchange meetings in Japan, plans for next meeting at EVS27

Discussions focus on business cases for future charging technologies and scenarios for integrating multiple interface standards for quick charging systems.

Car sharing
Oct 18, 2013 02:30 PM

Task 22, E-Mobility Business Models, receives submissions from around the world for upcoming book

IA-HEV’s newest Task, E-Mobility Business Models, launched in spring 2013 with a call for papers about developments in new and profitable business models for electric vehicles (EVs).

Jan 29, 2013 02:00 PM

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

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.

EV 2012 VÉ
Jan 29, 2013 02:00 PM

EV 2012 VÉ Conference in Montreal Sets New Attendance Record

Electric Mobility Canada’s fourth annual conference, EV 2012 VÉ, was held October 23–26, 2012 in Montreal, Quebec and set a new record for attendance and trade show exhibits. The conference theme, “The Business of Going EV,” showcased the many business opportunities emerging in the Canadian market for all forms of electric transportation.

Car2Go fleet in Stuttgart, Germany.
Jan 24, 2013 08:29 PM

Fall 2012 IA-HEV ExCo meeting shows need for international collaboration

Cooperation across borders is becoming necessary to help advance the cause of EVs, according to discussions at IA-HEV’s 37th Executive Committee (ExCo) meeting on 15–16 October 2012 in Stuttgart, Germany.

EV Renault Twizy
Jan 24, 2013 06:28 PM

At Task 1 meeting, IA-HEV members share news on 2012 growth in hybrids, EVs, and EVSE

Delegates from several IA-HEV member countries convened to share updates on hybrid and electric vehicle developments at the 34th Task 1 Information Exchange experts meeting on 17 October 2012 in Stuttgart, Germany.

Ride &Drive
Jan 24, 2013 05:05 PM

Task 10, Electrochemical Systems, workshop on better battery performance in extreme temperatures

Task 10, held a one-day workshop on battery performance under extreme temperature conditions in Montreal, Canada on October 22, 2012

Jan 24, 2013 04:20 PM

Task 15, Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs), experts suggest different PHEV type success odds for EU vs. U.S.

Members of Task 15 worked on improvement and standardization of methods of analysis and prepared updates of vehicle comparisons.

Tech Gate Vienna
Jan 24, 2013 03:51 PM

Task 17, System Optimization and Vehicle Integration, investigates efficiency effects of lightweight materials; discussion on new approaches to E/E architecture coming soon

Lightweight materials were the topic for the Task 17 strategic meeting (5th Workshop) held at TechGate in Vienna on December 10th in conjunction with the 7th annual Austrian Agency for Alternative Propulsion Systems (A3PS) conference “Eco-Mobility 2012”.

EV Ecosystems

Task 18, EV Ecosystems, plans more workshops in 2013, expands EV cities website

Task 18 is making great strides towards supporting the development and design of EV Ecosystems ...

LCA analysis
Jan 23, 2013 08:11 PM

Task 19, LCA of EVs, defines goals and topics

Members of Task 19 are looking at the entire EV value chain from production through to end-of-life recycling in order to measure the total environmental costs and benefits.

DC Quick Charger
Jan 23, 2013 07:20 PM

Task 20, Quick Charging Technology, plans for two workshops in 2013

The next workshop is scheduled for June in Japan to include a wide-range of participants.

ExCo and Task 1 meetings.
Jul 20, 2012 07:46 PM

Spring 2012 IA-HEV meetings discuss EV charging interoperability and data collection

Increasing industry participation in IA-HEV and the interoperability of charging solutions across country borders were big topics as IA-HEV member and guest country delegates met ...

EVS 26
Jul 20, 2012 07:35 PM

EVX partners debut web portal for EV best practices at World EV Cities & Ecosystems conference, EV experts convene at EVS 26

Electric vehicle stakeholders will soon have a new place to exchange information about EV deployment best practices at, as attendees learned at the first-ever World Electric Vehicle Cities & Ecosystems (WECE) conference in Los Angeles, California, U.S., in early May 2012.

Treaty of Vaals representatives.
Jul 20, 2012 07:17 PM

“Treaty of Vaals” enables electric car charging in 7 European countries

The “Treaty of Vaals” was signed on March 30, 2012, in the town of Vaals in the Netherlands by seven organizations managing a public charging infrastructure for electric cars in their respective countries in Europe.

IA-HEV 2011 annual report.
Jul 20, 2012 06:56 PM

Task 1, Information Exchange, releases IA-HEV 2011 annual report, including recent EV-related developments in 17 member countries

The 2011 IA-HEV annual report is available as a printed book to IA-HEV members and other interested parties upon request.

Thermal imaging shows temperature distribution.
Jul 20, 2012 06:47 PM

Task 10, Electrochemical Systems, offers upcoming workshop on better battery performance in extreme temperatures

The next Task 10 workshop will focus on battery performance under extreme temperature conditions. Canada is hosting the one-day meeting in Montreal on October 22, 2012, immediately prior to the EV 2012 VÉ conference...

Model V60 Plug-in Hybrid 2012 from Volvo.
Jul 20, 2012 06:34 PM

Task 15, Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs), experts plan final report, present results at EVS 26

Members of Task 15 met to plan the Task final report based on its research into the technical and economic issues surrounding PHEVs...

Mercedes SLS AMG E-CELL.
Jul 20, 2012 06:27 PM

Task 17, System Optimization and Vehicle Integration, to investigate efficiency effects of lightweight materials, industry reps discuss new approaches to E/E architecture

Members of Task 17 are extending their work through 2013 to investigate a new topic: the analysis of the potential of lightweight structures and materials used in EV drivetrains to achieve higher energy efficiency, and their impact on vehicle safety and end-of-life recycling.

The EV City Casebook is online.
Jul 20, 2012 05:54 PM

Task 18, EV Ecosystems, on the move, from business models in Barcelona to a website launch in Los Angeles

Speakers shared best practices from across Europe and the U.S. on how EV markets and technologies will evolve...

The Task will explore EV life-cycle issues.
Jul 20, 2012 04:02 PM

Task 19, Life Cycle Assessment of Electric Vehicles, establishes research platform

As the number of electric vehicles (EVs) increases, Task 19 is looking ahead at how to recycle or dispose of EVs at their end of life.

An EV battery quick charge takes about 15 to 30 minutes.
Jul 20, 2012 03:41 PM

Task 20, Quick Charging Technology, to focus on business models, interoperability, batteries, and communication

Widespread acceptance of battery electric vehicles (EVs) will require overcoming several obstacles, including the relatively lengthy time required to charge them.

Li-ion battery testing.
Jul 20, 2012 03:33 PM

Task 21, Accelerated Ageing Testing for Li-ion Batteries, begins

The IA-HEV Executive Committee unanimously approved this new Task in May 2012.

ILEK "Plus-Energy House with Electromobility"
Mar 06, 2012 05:35 PM

Germany Joins IA-HEV and Participates in Multiple Tasks

IA-HEV welcomed Germany as a new member in the summer of 2011.

World EV Cities and Ecosystems Conference
Mar 06, 2012 05:33 PM

World EV Cities and Ecosystems Conference Planned for May 5 to Enable Dialog Between International Cities

Task 18 (Electric Vehicle Ecosystems) is planning an all-day World EV Cities and Ecosystems Conference to convene in Los Angeles, California, U.S., on May 5, 2012.

The ExCo meeting attendees in Istanbul.
Mar 06, 2012 05:30 PM

IA-HEV Meetings Held in Istanbul in May 2011 to Study EVs in Cities

The IA-HEV Executive Committee (ExCo) met twice during 2011. The 34th IA-HEV ExCo meeting convened in Istanbul, Turkey, on May 26–27, preceded by the 31st Task 1 (Information Exchange) meeting on May 25, for the first set of the semiannual meetings.

The ExCo tours the Carris Transport museum in Lisbon.
Mar 06, 2012 05:25 PM

November 2011 ExCo and Task 1 Meetings Show Slow EV Sales, New Themes emerge—Incentives vs. Research and Quick Charging

Almost six months after the meetings in Istanbul, IA-HEV members travelled to Lisbon, Portugal, for the 35th ExCo meeting on November 10–11, in concert with the 32nd Task 1 (Information Exchange) meeting on November 9.

TÜBİTAK Marmara Research Center hosted the Task 1 meeting in May.
Mar 06, 2012 05:20 PM

Task 1, Information Exchange, Expands its Communication Network

IA-HEV hopes to engage a wider audience by sharing information and resources to advance electric vehicles across the globe. A redesigned IA-HEV website and e-newsletter format were unveiled in February 2012 by Task 1 while also carrying out its regular schedule of semiannual meetings for IA-HEV members.​

Lithium-ion Batteries.
Mar 06, 2012 05:15 PM

Task 10, Electrochemical Systems, Discusses Lithium-ion Battery Recycling with Industry Experts

A workshop on Battery Recycling (with an Emphasis on Lithium-ion Batteries) was held by Task 10 in Hoboken, Belgium (near Antwerp) on September 26–27, 2011.

E-bikes offer eco-friendly transport.
Mar 06, 2012 05:10 PM

Task 11, Electric Cycles, Will Offer Policy Guidelines for Communities to Establish E-mobility

Research conducted by the Task identified four factors for electric cycle market success.

Hess AG double-articulated hybrid bus.
Mar 06, 2012 05:05 PM

Task 12, Heavy-duty Hybrid Vehicles, Issues Final Report

The Task officially concluded and presented their final report in Lisbon at the Executive Committee meeting in November 2011. Initially, the final report distribution is exclusively for IA-HEV members.​

Hybrid trucks for San Fransico's city fleet.
Mar 06, 2012 05:00 PM

Task 14, Market Deployment of Electric Vehicles: Lessons Learned, Contributes to the Ongoing Work of Task 18, EV Ecosystems

Task 14 collected experiences with plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) demonstration and market introduction programs.

Argonne’s Advanced Powertrain Research Facility.
Mar 06, 2012 04:50 PM

Task 15, Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Gets Ready to Present a Cost Analysis of Plug-ins and Other Topics at EVS-26

During 2011, members of Task 15 began to implement the 2010 revisions of the work plan in preparation for task completion in 2012. Since 2010, the United States (U.S.) has served as the Operating Agent. Country experts from France, Germany, Switzerland, and the U.S. participated in a series of meetings held in 2011. Participants represented five different research institutions and one company.

Battery management systems research.
Mar 06, 2012 04:30 PM

Task 17, System Integration for EVs, Welcomes Germany as a Member

The work plan for Task 17 involves the analysis of technology options for the optimization of electric vehicle components and drivetrain configurations that will enhance vehicle performance.

Mar 06, 2012 04:15 PM

Task 18, Electric Vehicle Ecosystems, Forms Alliances with Global EV City Projects & Initiatives

Task 18 is shaping a global vision for the infrastructure required to support mass adoption of plug-in electric vehicles (EVs) and how this vision can create smarter cities

Geneva Auto Show 2012.
Mar 06, 2012 04:10 PM

Task 19, Life Cycle Assessment, Holds Initial Meeting in March 2012 in Geneva

The IA-HEV Executive Committee approved the new Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of Electric Vehicles (EVs) Task in Lisbon, Portugal in November, 2011.

Terra Charging Post.
Mar 06, 2012 04:05 PM

Task 20, Quick Charging, Invites Operators, Battery Providers, Government Representatives, and OEMs to Attend Their Kick-off Meeting in May

Quick charging for all types of electric vehicles (EVs), which may be done at direct current (DC) charging posts with voltages as high as 600 V, enables charging along heavy traffic corridors and at public stations.

Results: 49 Article(s) Found.