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Electric Vehicles Initiative

Accelerating the introduction and adoption of electric vehicles worldwide

The Electric Vehicles Initiative (EVI) is a multi-government policy forum dedicated to accelerating the introduction and adoption of electric vehicles worldwide. The IEA acts as Coordinator to support the EVI member governments in this activity.

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

Fifteen countries are currently participating in EVI: Canada, Chile, China, Finland, France, Germany, India, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Sweden, and the United Kingdom and the United States.


The EV30@30 campaign was launched at the 8th CEM in June 2017 with the goal of accelerating the deployment of electric vehicles with a target of at least 30 percent new electric vehicle sales by 2030. The campaign currently totals 13 member countries and 23 supporting companies and organisations.

The campaign supports the market for electric 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.

Call to Action to Closing the Gap

The EVI Call to Action was launched at the 12th Clean Energy Ministerial in June 2021. It is a call to close the gap between projected levels of EV sales in 2030 based on existing policies and the global sales needed to be on track with the Paris Agreement’s objectives. Various governments and private sector stand behind the Call through 9 practical actions that will be implemented over the next two years.

Global EV Pilot City Programme

The EVI Global EV Pilot City Programme (EVI-PCP) aims to create a global platform for to facilitate communications and cooperation among leading global cities interested in stimulating and increasing the uptake of electric mobility within their jurisdictions.

EVI-PCP was officially launched at the 9th CEM in May 2018. EVI-PCP is coordinated jointly by the IEA and Shanghai International Automobile City (SIAC). Both entities constitute the EVI Global EV Pilot City Programme's Joint Secretariat.

Zero-Emission Government Fleet Declaration

The EVI Zero Emission Government Fleet Declaration was announced at the Global Clean Energy Action Forum (13th Clean Energy Ministerial) in Pittsburgh on 23rd September 2022. Supporting governments commit to significantly reducing carbon and air pollutant emissions from vehicles and catalysing the clean transportation economy by accelerating the introduction and adoption of zero-emission vehicles, in all vehicle classes, in their own fleets. They will aim at 100 percent zero-emission light-duty vehicle acquisitions of our civil government owned and operated fleet – and aspire towards 100 percent zero-emission medium- and heavy-duty vehicle acquisitions – by no later than 2035.

The signatories will also aim to procure zero-emission light-duty vehicles when operating abroad as far as possible and to work with other actors, such as subnational governments and private organizations, to echo our commitment and spearhead a short-term shift towards zero-emission fleets (bus, taxis, municipal and corporate fleets).