Accelerating global zero-emission vehicle adoption
The International Zero-Emission Vehicle Alliance (ZEV Alliance) is a collaboration of governments acting together to accelerate the adoption of zero-emission vehicles (electric, plug-in hybrid, and fuel cell vehicles).
The ZEV Alliance works to accelerate the adoption of zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs), including electric vehicles, plug-in hybrids, and fuel-cell vehicles, to achieve national and subnational climate change commitments. The governments announced that they will strive to make all passenger vehicle sales in their jurisdictions ZEVs by no later than 2050 and to collaboration on policies and actions to achieve their ZEV targets.
Partners and Signatories
Baden-Württemberg, British Columbia, California, Connecticut, Germany, Maryland, Massachusetts, the Netherlands, New York, Norway, Oregon, Québec, Rhode Island, United Kingdom, Vermont, and Washington are ZEV Alliance members.
Activities of the Initiative
Outreach and coalition building:
- The participants will continue to set ambitious, achievable targets for ZEV deployment, take actions to achieve those targets as appropriate in each jurisdiction, act together to achieve individual and collective targets, and encourage and support other jurisdictions in setting and achieving ambitious ZEV targets. The governments meet regularly to support their ongoing policy and technology developments in the respective jurisdictions and direct new work to establish global best practices to support ZEVs.
- The ZEV Alliance member governments have continued to meet on a monthly basis to collaborate on wide-ranging policy and technical questions related to ZEV consumer incentives, electric power utility practices, consumer awareness programs, zero-emission transport technologies beyond road vehicles, charging infrastructure, and shared mobility business models to accelerate ZEV deployment. The ZEV Alliance, with several prospective new member governments, met in person in London in May 2018 to chart out its priorities, ongoing activities, and plans to continue the implementation of the ZEV Alliance’s commitments in 2018 and 2019. The ZEV Alliance also convened several public meetings (webinar on fast charging best practices, international meetings in San Francisco and Shanghai) to increase its outreach.
- The ICCT has prepared and published reports for the ZEV Alliance that summarize the ZEV Alliance exchange and the latest technology and policy research. The “Lessons learned on early electric vehicle fast-charging deployments” summarizes leading global practices to install fast charging to support ZEV growth. The report “Beyond road vehicles: Survey of zero-emission technology options across the transport sector” assesses zero-emission technologies to decarbonize maritime, aviation, and non-road transport modes. The report “Accelerating the transition to ZEVs in shared and autonomous fleets,” analyzes barriers, costs, and policies related to increasing the deployment of zero-emission vehicles in ride-hailing and autonomous fleets.
Policy-making and implementation:
- The ZEV Alliance’s 16 governments have sustained and expanded many dozens of ZEV support policies throughout 2018, including new and continued ZEV consumer incentives, continued regulatory support for ZEV deployment, increased ZEV electric charging and hydrogen refueling infrastructure deployment, increased activities to promote electric power utility support for ZEVs, increased demonstration and planning activities to transition toward zero-emission freight trucks, and increased public ZEV public education and awareness campaigns.