Technology Collaboration Programme

Advancing the research, development and commercialisation of energy technologies

The IEA Technology Collaboration Programme supports the work of 38 independent, international groups of experts that enable governments and industries from around the world to lead programmes and projects on a wide range of energy technologies and related issues.

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Hybrid and Electric Vehicles (HEV)

In operation since 1993, the HEV TCP provides a forum for global co-operation on the development and deployment of electric vehicles. It supplies objective information to support decision making, functions as a facilitator for international collaboration in pre-competitive research and demonstration projects, fosters international exchange of information, and it can promote projects and programmes for research, development, demonstration and deployment.

Main areas of work

  • Transport electrification for automotive and beyond (e.g. trucks, buses, ships, bicycles)
  • Infrastructure issues (extreme fast charging, interoperability, wireless charging, vehicle/grid interactions)
  • Connected and automated electric vehicles

Key activities and accomplishments (2017-18)

  • Electrification of transport logistic vehicles (final report)
  • Impact of different drivetrain options, fuels and vehicle use on GHG emissions of cars (final report)
  • V2X Roadmap, based on the work of 12 participating countries in 7 workshops, identifies challenges and actions needed for better electric vehicle integration in the grid

Priorities and projects (2019-20)

  • EV deployment strategies and EV policy
  • EV infrastructure
  • EV batteries and electric drive technologies
  • Niche markets and new markets

Multilateral collaborations

  • Collaboration with the Clean Energy Ministerial Electric Vehicle Initiative (EVI)
  • Collaboration with the TCP on Energy in Buildings and Communities (EBC TCP) through the Working Group on Cities and Communities


  • King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC)

Why should your organisation become a member of HEV?

With more than six million electric vehicles on the road today, electric mobility contributes significant energy savings, CO2 emissions reductions, and energy security. The HEV TCP facilitates international collaboration projects and activities of research, development, demonstration and deployment with shared resources from countries worldwide.


Chair: Carol Burelle, Canada (

Primary contact: James Miller (

IEA: Marine Gorner (