International Energy Agency - Hybrid Electric Vehicle - Technology Collaboration Programme (External organisation)

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The Taskforce 41 “Electric Freight Vehicles” (EFV) of the IEA Technology Collaboration Program “Hybrid and Electric Vehicles” aimed to monitor progress and review relevant aspects for a successful introduction of electric freight vehicles (EFV) into the market. Four focus areas were included for this purpose:
The first area "EFV market structure" looked at the current market developments
of EFVs. This includes key characteristics of the truck market in Europe as well
as the current EFV portfolio.
The next area „technology development of EFV" addressed the technical viability
of EFV. Based on available EFVs on the market, their performance were
described to monitor the technical progress of EFVs.
The third area of interest dealt with "best practices and suitability aspects of EFV" to identify potential application areas of EFV. Successful examples of EFV
applications based on best practice pilot project were described and their
opportunities and barriers for a broad market introduction were discussed.
The last area looks at demand-side issues and was linked both to end costumers
and to policies. Given the different suitability of EFV technologies for replacing
conventional diesel engines, economic and ecological aspects of EFV were
Period1 Apr 201930 Mar 2022
Held atInternational Energy Agency - Hybrid Electric Vehicle - Technology Collaboration Programme
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Electric Vehicle
  • HGV
  • decarbonisation
  • society