Research & Statistics

Research Sources on Electric Vehicles

  • Alternative Fuels Data Center: Research and Development of Electricity as a Vehicle Fuel (U.S. Department of Energy) –  The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is working with its partners in the public and private sectors to research, develop, and deploy technologies that enhance the performance of electric drive vehicles, including hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), and all-electric vehicles (EVs).

  • Electric Vehicles Research by IDTechEx – Electric Vehicles Research provides you with a free daily update of the latest industry developments. Launched in May 2010, this free portal covers progress of electric vehicles and the enabling technologies in all its forms. Hosted and written by IDTechEx, the leading analyst and event organizer on electric vehicle technologies and markets, articles provide commentary, analysis and give a balanced view of the subject.

  • The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) – The International Council on Clean Transportation is an independent nonprofit organization founded to provide first-rate, unbiased research and technical and scientific analysis to environmental regulators. ICCT’s mission is to improve the environmental performance and energy efficiency of road, marine, and air transportation, in order to benefit public health and mitigate climate change.
  • National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) > Transportation Research – NREL spearheads transportation research, development, and deployment (RD&D) to accelerate the widespread adoption of high-performance, low-emission, energy-efficient passenger and freight vehicles. As the only national laboratory dedicated 100% to renewable energy and energy efficiency, NREL collaborates with industry, government, and research partners to create better:
    • Electric, hybrid, fuel cell, and conventional vehicle technologies
    • Biofuels, hydrogen, natural gas, propane, and petroleum-based fuels
    • Charging and fueling infrastructure.
  • Navigant Research – The Electric Vehicles Research Service focuses on the emerging market opportunities for electrified vehicles on a worldwide basis. Research coverage includes plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, battery electric vehicles, hybrid cars and trucks, and electric bicycles, motorcycles, and scooters. Enabling technologies such as batteries and charging equipment infrastructure are also analyzed in depth. The service examines key industry players within the EV ecosystem as well as policy and regulatory factors and drivers of consumer and fleet demand for electrified vehicles.
  • Plug-In Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Research Center (U.C. Davis) – The Plug-in Hybrid & Electric Vehicle (PH&EV) Research Center launched in early 2007, with the support of the California Energy Commission’s allocation of Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) funds for transportation research. The Center collaborates closely with California utilities, automakers, regulators, and other research institutions such as the Electric Power Research Institute and Argonne National Lab on research aimed at developing a sustainable market for plug-in vehicles.

Research Studies and Surveys on Electric Vehicles