Global electric vehicle web portal launched
Policy makers and practitioners are being encouraged to share advice on electric transport around the world, through the launch of a new web portal.
Created by the Clean Energy Ministerial's Electric Vehicles Initiative (EVI), the World EV Cities and Ecosystems web portal aims to help city leaders and planners access information about local policies, incentives, programs, and customer behaviours regarding electric vehicles (EV).
The web portal draws on case studies from the EV City Casebook, which EVI released in April 2012, containing information on 16 cities and regions across nine countries and three continents.
These cities and regions together account for approximately 30% of EVs on the road and EVI says the web portal will expand to include more cities and regions in the future.
The web portal will aim to "facilitate cooperation, inspiration and sharing of practical experiences between cities and regions around the world that are encouraging clean, low carbon forms of transport."
Both the web portal and the EV City Casebook are the result of collaboration under the Global Electric Vehicle Insight Exchange (EVX), a partnership between global EV readiness initiatives including EVI and the University of California.
EVX pools resources and expertise from this international network of cities and regions to identify the best ways to capture vehicle electrification's benefits, such as energy security, economic development, and environmental health.