Task 24, Economic Impact Assessment of E-Mobility

Economic impact assessment of e-mobility

Ongoing Tasks

Operating Agent

Completed Tasks

Contact for further information:

Ms. Sonja Munnix
Netherlands Enterprise Agency
Croeselaan 15
3521 BJ Utrecht
The Netherlands
Tel: +31.88.602.27.18
E-mail sonja.munnix@rvo.nl

Mr. Carlo Mol
VITO – Vlaamse Instelling voor Technologisch
Boeretang 200
B-2400 Mol
Tel: +
E-mail carlo.mol@vito.be

Programme of Work

Worldwide, policy makers are implementing supportive measures to facilitate the introduction or implementation of electric mobility in their region for many different reasons. Electric mobility has a great potential to solve some of our environmental, societal, and economic challenges. The IEA HEV TCP Task 24 focused on the economic impact of the introduction of electric mobility.

In the project, key economic indicators were identified, which each of the participants tried to describe for their country (number of jobs, production volume/turnover and export volume related to e-mobility). Common value chains for the manufacturing of electric vehicles, charging infrastructure, energy and mobility services were developed as part of the work, and the number of requested patents in the e-mobility sector for each Task 24 country was researched as well.

Working Method

The project consisted of three subtasks:

  1. Development of a common methodology for economic impact assessments;
  2. In each participating country, collection of data on the agreed indicators ; and
  3. Analyses of results summarized in a final report.

The work of Task 24 was executed mainly by mail and phone conferences to reduce travel costs, and physical meetings were organized in conjunction with the HEV-TCP Executive Committee (ExCo) meetings.


The project lasted for 30 months.

Member Countries

Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland and USA

Financing and Sponsorship

This was a task based project, so no additional financing was needed, every participant put in their own amount of work.

Deliverables and Outcomes

Each participant produced a full country report on the economic perspective in their own country. These country reports are Annexes to this final report, which summarises and analyses the work that has been done in the Task, and includes 2-pagers on the country reports (to be downloaded at the right sidebar).

We initially intended to benchmark the results of the individual country reports. Although similar trends were identified in the participating countries, actual benchmarking proved to be impossible. It is difficult to compare the various data on the industry and the value of the e-mobility sector, because of the different backgrounds from which data wereas collected, the different methods used to collect and analyse the data, and the timescale for which data wereas collected or available or estimates were made. Some important key messages could be noted from the work done, however.