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

July 20, 2012 01:54 PM
The EV City Casebook is online.
© Photo courtesy of UC Davis.

Speakers shared best practices from across Europe and the U.S. on how EV markets and technologies will evolve at the workshop on New Economic Opportunities and Business Models for EVs held by Task 18, EV Ecosystems, in Barcelona in March 2012. The workshop topic centered on answering two questions from across the EV value chain:

  • Which business models will drive growth in markets for electric vehicles and charging infrastructure?
  • How can investments in EVs and infrastructure create new opportunities for economic growth?

Speaker presentations are available for viewing at the IA-HEV Task 18 website. Participants brought a diversity of perspectives as attendees came from companies and organizations in Austria, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, and the United Kingdom.

In early May 2012, Task 18 supported the inaugural World Electric Vehicle Cities & Ecosystems (WECE) conference in Los Angeles, California, U.S., prior to EVS 26. The WECE conference also served as a platform for the launch of the Global Electric Vehicle Insight Exchange   (EVX) whose four member organizations formally agreed to share data and work together to align and promote emerging best practices from global city-based EV initiatives.

Other recent Task 18 work includes the launch of the new web portal  World EV Cities and Ecosystems and the publication of the EV City Casebook. The web portal is live and will be updated with additional EV cities’ information.  

In terms of next steps, Task 18 plans to hold a workshop in Vienna in December 2012 and is also considering holding workshops in Berlin and Paris within the next few months. Planning is underway in partnership with the IEA to publish multiple international roadmaps based on the Task 18 workshops.

For more information on any of these activities, contact Mr. David Beeton,Task 18 Operating Agent or Mr. Tom Turrentine, Task 18 Co-operating Agent.

Contributed by Mr. David Beeton