EV city casebook and policy guide 2021
Since the first EV City Casebook was released in 2012, cities around the world have overseen huge changes in mobility. Electric cars, buses, and taxis have rapidly increased in numbers, moving beyond early pilots and trials. New forms of micromobility and smartphone-based transport systems have grown in popularity. Cities have broken new ground in these innovative technologies and new policy ideas. However, in order to meet our climate targets this progress needs to be sustained. What kind of policy, financial and legal tools can governments use to speed up adoption? How do cities need to work with vehicle manufacturers, energy providers and their citizens to create support for faster change? How does policy on electric vehicles need to link up with exciting developments in autonomous vehicles, connected devices, and mobility as a service? How can cities learn from their counterparts around the world, to move to mass electric vehicle adoption? This is now the third EV City Casebook and Policy guide. The report is a joint collaboration between EVI and the Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Technology Collaboration Programme (HEV TCP). It is a showcase of cities building better, cleaner mobility through electric vehicles – designed to inspire others to move towards mass electric mobility. The casebook looks at global case studies of EV innovation along with policy guidance, an analysis of common challenges and lessons learned in order to foster global uptake of electric vehicles in urban areas.