E-Mobility Business Models is a global project run by Urban Foresight under the framework of the International Energy Agency’s Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Implementing Agreement (IA-HEV).

Now that the electric vehicle market is moving beyond the demonstration projects into the mainstream, policymakers face the challenge of creating supportive environments to promote electric vehicle (EV) investment and enterprise as they enter the mass market. Accordingly, this project set out to advance understanding of the opportunities to generate revenue and limit costs in the provision of electric vehicles, recharging infrastructure, and the associated links to energy systems.

The project has established an international network of experts to collate analysis and commentary, lessons learned, case studies, and concepts. This is seeing researchers and practitioners who are at the forefront of global developments sharing expertise from many different sectors. This includes: business, policy, economics, engineering and technology management, and innovation.

This analysis will be published in a book of contributed papers in 2014 with a view to providing greater insight on how to move EVs from the demonstration/early adopter stage into sustainable markets that are independent of direct public subsidy.