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After the brief ascendancy of electric automobiles and trucks in the early 20th Century, recent years have witnessed a renaissance of the electric motor in transportation applications. The hybrid electric vehicle leads the charge, its impetus an alarming spike in world petroleum prices induced by high demand, shortfalls in refining capacity, and weather-related problems.

For this and many other reasons, there has never been a more exciting time to join our international research community for the development and commercialization of hybrid and electric vehicles.

The information provided here is the result of work done since 1993 by as many as 15 countries within the framework of the International Energy Agency's Implementing Agreement on Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Technologies and Programs. This site contains three main categories of information:

  1. Technical, statistical, and historic information about hybrid and electric vehicles that attempts to present a current and ongoing view of the variety of hybrid and electric vehicles available, how they work, how their population is changing, who owns them, and what they are used for.
  2. Information about government programs related to hybrid and electric vehicles (especially in the member countries of the implementing agreement, but also in some other countries), including evaluations of how well these programs have worked, and what lessons and recommendations can be taken from them.
  3. Comprehensive information about the implementing agreement: what it is; what it does; how a country can join; newsletters, annual reports, and technical reports; information about upcoming meetings; and reports on recent meetings.

Our primary objectives are as follows:

  • Provide balanced, objective, useful information to national and local governments about how they can achieve clean air, climate change, and energy diversification objectives by encouraging the use of hybrid and electric vehicles.
  • Provide information that we have collected over the past 12 years to professionals working in research organizations or industry.
  • Provide information about the implementing agreement to encourage both active participation and organizational membership of other countries and institutions.
  • Facilitate the work of the agreement by providing information on scheduled activities.

By becoming a member of one or more of the associated task groups (called Annexes), your organization and your country can gain timely and reliable access to the latest activities and data exchanges among member nations and thus move to the front line of awareness on developing trends, markets, and component technologies and needs.

Urs Muntwyler
IEA Implementing Agreement on
Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Technologies and Programs

New Annexes Proposed

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NOTICE: The IA-HEV, also known as the Implementing Agreement for Cooperation on Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Technologies and Programmes, functions within a framework created by the International Energy Agency (IEA). Views, findings and publications of IA-HEV do not necessarily represent the views or policies of the IEA Secretariat or of all its individual member countries.

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