International EV Policy Council

Co-ordinated by the Plug-in Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Research Center, UC Davis

The International EV Policy Council is a group of 25 experts from around the world committed to developing effective policies to promote EV market growth. The experts are all researchers and academics working at universities, laboratories, institutes, and research centres that focus on gathering empirical evidence on battery electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. The council meets in workshops where they bring together their research findings to build an in-depth understanding of global EV market developments. This research is assimilated into systematic literature reviews that contain this research and research from other academics around the world. Once all empirical evidence on an area has been gathered the council develop policy guides that are backed up by a large body of empirical evidence. This means that the project will provide policy makers with the most holistic and robust policy guides to date allowing them to make informed policy decisions.

The International EV Policy Council uses a robust process to produce these policy briefs. This process can be seen below.

In 2016 and 2017 the International EV Policy Council has been focusing on developing policy guides that can help regional market successes and spur new beachhead markets. The policy guides are therefore useful for markets where EVs are achieving market growth (e.g Norway, California, Sweden) and in regions where EVs have yet to take significant market shares. During 2016 and 2017 the council has been developing policy guides that address the following areas.

  1. Regulatory Mechanisms and Implementation
  2. Incentives for Purchase and Use
  3. Information, Education, and Outreach
  4. Electricity Grids and Infrastructure


Contact Information

Scott Hardman
Postdoctoral Researcher, Plug-in Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Research Center
Institute of Transportation Studies
UC Davis

Tom Turrentine
Director, Plug-in Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Research Center
Institute of Transportation Studies
UC Davis