Programme of Work
Now that the electric vehicle market is moving beyond the demonstration projects into the mainstream, policy makers face the challenge of creating supportive environments to promote electric vehicle (EV) investment and enterprise as they enter the mass market. Task 22 is advancing 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.
During spring 2013, Task 22 members invited 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 could include policy perspectives, vehicle provision, infrastructure systems, and energy systems. Task participants set up a global editorial board, recruited experts to submit text, and plan to publish the findings in a widely-distributed report.
Task 22 is accomplishing its objectives. In its first year, the Task:
Established a steering committee to initiate a call for papers from experts around the world;
Identified relevant topics to be included in the call;
Invited experts affiliated with the Task members and the IA-HEV Executive Committee (ExCo) to contribute papers during summer 2013; and
Secured an agreement with a major publisher to feature the papers in a book to appear in 2014.
The Task launched in 2012 and will run through 2014.
The Germany, United Kingdom, and the United States are active IA-HEV participants. Individual experts who are not IA-HEV members, but are interested in participating in the Task may contact the Operating Agent, David Beeton, to discuss collaboration.
Financing and Sponsorship
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.
Benefits of Participation
Creating the conditions for the mass adoption of electric vehicles is necessary to increase the global stock of EVs. Task 22 has invited researchers and practitioners to share their expertise from many sectors: business, policy, economics, engineering and technology management, and innovation. 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.