Task 42 Scaling Up EV Markets and EV City Casebook


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Operating Agent
Dr David Beeton
Urban Foresight
The Core, Newcastle Helix, Bath Lane
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE7 7ST
United Kingdom


The IEA forecasts that the number of EVs on the road around the world will grow from 3 million in 2018 to 125 million by 2030. This is supported by the declared ambitions of governments to phase out fossil fueled vehicles, including: Norway (2025), Ireland (2030), The Netherlands (2030), France (2040) and the UK (2040).

This task explores the incentives, investments and infrastructure needed to support this growth and how policymakers should respond to this changing market.

It will collect learning and best practice from existing and planned large scale deployments of EVs around the world. The task will also explore the role of governments in supporting this growth, including requirements to ramp-up supportive policies and how best to phase-out incentives and financial support.

The objective of the task is to highlight key global developments, provide insights on the role of policymakers in accelerating the uptake of EVs and offer guidance on how best to phase out public support.

It will seek to answer three key questions:

  1. What are the incentives, investments and infrastructure that will drive growth in markets for EVs?
  2. How can the public and private sector work together to accelerate widespread uptake of electric vehicles?
  3. How will public policy need to change over time?


The task will build on the approach and learning from previous successful tasks (18:EV Ecosystems and 22: EV Business Models).

The scope will include different vehicle applications (private cars, taxis, car sharing, delivery vehicles, buses) as well as different models of infrastructure deployment and different funding/ financing mechanisms.

Data will be collected through a mix of workshops, interviews, online surveys and desk research to be programmed throughout the project.

The task will produce two key deliverables:

  • An EV City Casebook that summarises key global developments in concise, accessible and visually appealing format.
  • Policy guidance briefing providing high-level recommendations to policymakers on the role of governments and how policy will need to change over time.


An international call for projects and data will be launched in the first half of 2019 to source case studies for the EV City Casebook.

This will be followed by a programme of interviews with shortlisted projects, with work to develop an EV City Casebook starting in the second half of 2019.


  • Canada
  • Netherlands
  • Germany
  • Denmark
  • South
  • Korea
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Ireland
  • United Kingdom