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

The WECE web portal is continuing to add EV cities.
© Image courtesy of WECE.


Task 18 is making great strides towards supporting the development and design of "EV Ecosystems" that foster a total environment for the mass operation of plug-in electric vehicles.  

Seven workshops on various topics have occurred to date in three cities in the United Kingdom (UK), Istanbul, Barcelona, Los Angeles, and Vienna. Workshops in 2013 are being planned on these topics: Integrating EVs into Fleets (Berlin) and Synthesizing EV Roadmaps, location to be determined.

Task 18 is actively collaborating with other international projects.The Global Electric Vehicle Insight Exchange World EV Cities and Ecosystems (WECE) web portal  was launched in May 2012 at the first EV Cities & Ecosystems Conference that is a partnership between IA-HEV Task 18, Electric Vehicles Initiative, Rocky Mountain Institute, IEA, Clinton Climate Change Initiative, and University of California Davis. 

The Global EV Insight Exchange WECE is pooling resources and expertise from international city networks by sharing data, extending opportunities for outreach and dissemination of results. The initial collaboration focused on the WECE web portal and the publication of the EV City Casebook. The WECE web portal is continuing to add cities, most recently Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan and Shenzen, China.  

Future dissemination activities in 2013 are planned for the Smart City World Expo in Barcelona, the World EV Summit in Copenhagen, E-Mobilia in Kuala Lumpur, and EVS 27, Barcelona.

Task 18 will accept new members, but only for a short while longer. Please contact Mr. David Beeton for more information.

Contributed by Mr. David Beeton
Task 18 Co-operating Agent