Electric Vehicle Initiative

Electric Vehicle Initiative


The Electric Vehicles Initiative (EVI) is a multi-government policy forum dedicated to accelerating the introduction and adoption of electric vehicles worldwide.


In 2010, EVI was one of several initiatives ‌launched under the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM), a high-level dialogue among Energy Ministers from the world’s major economies.

The EV30@30 Campain was launched in 2017 by the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) to speed up the deployment of electric vehicles and target at least 30 percent new electric vehicle sales by 2030. In 2018, the United Kingdom joined the campain, followed by 7 private sector partners.

The Campaign supports the market for electric two- and three-wheelers, passenger cars, light commercial vans, buses and trucks (including battery-electric, plug-in hybrid, and fuel cell vehicle types). It also works towards the deployment of charging infrastructure to supply sufficient power to the vehicles deployed. The EV30@30 Campaign also promotes city-level action, and the EVI Global EV Pilot City Programme (PCP) was launched in 2018, with an initial membership of 30+ cities across the World.

Partners and Signatories

EVI members include Canada, Chile, China, Finland, France, Germany, India, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States. Portugal is an observer. The International Energy Agency is the EVI Co-ordinator.

Relevance to advance the Paris Agreement goals
Activities of the Initiative

Outreach and coalition building:

Capacity building:

Knowledge development:

Policy-making and implementations:

Monitoring and reporting:



Focal Point

Pierpaolo Cazzola (Pierpaolo.CAZZOLA@iea.org), International Energy Agency