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The Electric Vehicle (EV) toolkit offers resources and guidance to support developing countries address barriers to safe, effective, economical, and accelerated deployment of electric vehicles. This page contains a list of resources which quickly address multiple barriers and opportunities for EVs.

Technical Evaluation of Battery Electric Bus Potential in Mexico City and Leon, Mexico

National Renewable Energy Laboratory, 2020

Battery electric buses (BEBs) can contribute to fewer traffic emissions, improved air quality and public health, economic development opportunities, and a better quality of life for city inhabitants. This report examines the potential for deployment of BEBs in Mexico City and Leon, Mexico. NREL used data collected by existing diesel busses to model the potential for BEBs using the Future Automotive Systems Technology Simulator (FASTSim) model. The study found potential for BEBs in these cities, and recommends further study that would be necessary for deployment. 

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment: Tariff Design Support to the Lao PDR

National Renewable Energy Laboratory, 2020

 In support of the Lao PDR government, NREL and USAID presented on designing electric vehicle tariffs in the Lao PDR in July 2020. The presentation addressed electric vehicle (EV) tariffs for personal vehicles, tariff design principles for private and public charging, where and how people charge their personal EVs, and retail customer charges for public electric vehicle supply equipment. 

Global EV Outlook 2020 

International Energy Agency, 2020

The Global EV Outlook is an annual publication that identifies and discusses recent developments in electric mobility across the globe. The report examines key areas such as electric vehicle and charging infrastructure deployment, ownership cost, energy use, carbon dioxide emissions and battery material demand. This edition features case studies on transit bus electrification in Kolkata (India), Shenzhen (China), Santiago (Chile) and Helsinki (Finland). The report includes policy recommendations that incorporate learning from frontrunner markets to inform policy makers and stakeholders who are considering policy frameworks and market systems for electric vehicle adoption.

The Value of Motorcycle Electrification in Mexico City 

National Renewable Energy Laboratory, 2020

Mexico City faces myriad transport challenges including poor air quality, congestion, and inequitable access to transit. This brief discusses the potential benefits of motorcycle electrification in Mexico City. Through a series of stakeholder working group engagements, researchers discovered that city officials wanted to improve air quality and mobility access in Mexico City and saw motorcycle electrification as a potential pathway to do so. Researchers conducted a technical evaluation of the potential benefits of motorcycle electrification, demonstrating that partial electrification of motorcycles could result in meaningful reduction in air pollutants.

Electric-Drive Vehicles 

United States Department of Energy, 2017

Electric-drive vehicles use electricity as their primary fuel or to improve the efficiency of conventional vehicle designs. This fact sheet provides a high-level technology overview of three categories of electric-drive vehicles: hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), and all-electric vehicles (EVs).

Alternative Fuels Data Center 

United States Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy 

The Alternative Fuels Data Center (AFDC) provides information, data, and tools to help fleets and other transportation decision makers find ways to reach their energy and economic goals through the use of alternative and renewable fuels, advanced vehicles, and other fuel-saving measures.


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