Urban Foresight is working with global partners to collect and promote experiences from pioneering cities at the forefront of the deployment of electric vehicles and recharging infrastructure.

This partnership recognises the importance of urban areas in the introduction and scale-up of electric vehicles and led to the publication of the EV City Casebook in 2012.

The casebook presents informative case studies on city and regional EV deployment efforts around the world. These case studies are illustrative examples of how pioneering cities are preparing the ground for mass market EV deployment. They offer both qualitative and quantitative information on cities’ EV goals, progress, policies, incentives, and lessons learned to date. The purpose of the EV City Casebook is to share experiences on EV demonstration and deployment, identify challenges and opportunities, and highlight best practices for creating thriving EV ecosystems. These studies seek to enhance understanding of the most effective policy measures to foster the uptake of electric vehicles in urban areas.

To produce the casebook, Urban Foresight worked as part of global partnership which included the Electric Vehicles Initiative (EVI), a multi-government initiative of the Clean Energy Ministerial; Project Get Ready, a Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) initiative; and with the support of the C40 Cities in partnership with the Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI).