General Trends

Electric mobility is the future. But where are we now? In this section, you can find research on general trends in electric mobility and charging infrastructure. We also asked experts in this field what their future of charging looks like: you can find their insights at ‘what the experts say’.

Introduction on electric mobility and charging infrastructure


An agenda for sustainability transitions research: State of the art and future directions

Research on sustainability transitions has expanded rapidly in the last ten years, diversified in terms of topics and geographical applications, and deepened with respect to theories and methods. This article provides an extensive review and an updated research agenda for the field, classified into nine main themes.

Link to the research

Global EV Outlook

General trends on the growth of the electric vehicle market. In the next 10 to 20 years the electric car market will likely transition from early deployment to mass market adoption. Moving beyond early market developments for electric cars will require policy adjustments. International Energy Agency (IEA) Global EV Outlook 2017

Capitalization of earning potential Electric Vehicles

How EV impacts employment opportunities in the Netherlands. This article provides an overview of EV developments in the Netherlands and abroad.

Rijksoverheid Verzilvering Verdienpotentieel Elektrisch Vervoer (in Dutch)

Energy map

The Energy Map (‘De Energiekaart’)  is a platform for institutes and businesses dealing with energy transition. The Energy Map gives an overview of current projects.

Energy Map (in Dutch)

Electric Vehicle Outlook

An annual analysis of the impact of EV adoption on automotive and energy markets. The outlook combines the expertise of the global Advanced Transport Team of Bloomberg and draws on research and data the agency published over the last year.

Bloomberg New Energy Finance Electric Vehicle Outlook 2017

Trends in electric vehicle design

What did we learn from a teardown and benchmarking of ten EV models? Regulatory pressures on internal combustion engines (ICEs), combined with technological improvements in electric powertrains and batteries, are driving a surge of demand for EVs. With EVs becoming mass-market products, it’s time for a detailed understanding of technology trends.

Trends in electric vehicle design McKinsey & Company, Automotive & Assembly

The state of public & private electric vehicle charging infrastructure, and the landscape looking forward

This CleanTechnica’s 2018 EV charging report illuminates details about EV drivers, the EV charging station market, the status of core EV charging infrastructure and top EV charging stations innovations that have not been uncovered before. It delves deeply into the disruptive innovation taking place in the EV service equipment space and how this will have a profound impact on the electric grid of the future.

The state of public & private electric vehicle charging infrastructure, and the landscape looking forward (preview, 21 pages) CleanTechnica

International EV Policy Council Policy Briefs

The EV Policy Council is working on producing 6 policy briefs on the following topics: Purchase Incentives; Reoccuring Incentives; Information Education and Outreach; Regulatory Mechanisms and Infrastructure and Electricity Grids.

International EV Policy Council Policy Briefs UC Davis, Plug-in hybrid & electric vehicle research center

Perspectives on Norway’s supercharged electric vehicle policy

Norway has achieved a breakthrough in battery EVs; the market share reached 17.1% in 2015. This article demonstrates how Norwegian incentives and policies gradually developed and how innovation has contributed to policy.

Science Direct, Environmental innovation and Societal Transitions Perspectives on Norway’s supercharged electric vehicle policy

Benchmark 2018: Accelerating progress to a mature market

NKL, the independent knowledge platform for EV charging infrastructure, presents the results of the 2018 costing benchmark study. Use of public charging stations is rising steadily – 2018 saw a 15% increase. While the average cost for a new charging station is falling, market forecasts for 2025-2030 predict a more moderate drop. The priority now is to further develop and professionalize the market to ensure it can cope with the expected growth of electric transport.

NKL Benchmark 2018

Project overview and insight in Dutch funding opportunities in the Urban Energy Domain

TKI Urban Energy promotes innovation and supports Dutch companies and knowledge institutes in defining  and financing projects that contribute to the transition towards a sustainable, reliable and affordable energy system in the urban environment. More info (in Dutch):
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