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1 IA-HEV Hybrid and Electric Vehicles The Electric Drive Delivers 2015

2 International Energy Agency Implementing Agreement for Co-operation on Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Technologies and Programmes Hybrid and Electric Vehicles The Electric Drive Delivers April 2015

3 IA-HEV, formally known as the Implementing Agreement for Co-operation on Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Technologies and Programmes, functions within a framework created by the International Energy Agency (IEA). Views, findings, and publications of IA-HEV do not necessarily represent the views or policies of the IEA Secretariat or of all its individual member countries. Cover Photo: StreetScooter s electric delivery vehicle. The first prototype developed together with RWTH Aachen University (Germany) was presented in In 2014 German post and logistics group Deutsche Post DHL took over StreetScooter. In early 2015 more than 100 StreetScooter vehicles were on the streets in Germany. (Image courtesy of Deutsche Post DHL) The Electric Drive Delivers Cover Designer: Anita Theel, VDI/VDE Innovation + Technik GmbH ii

4 International Energy Agency Implementing Agreement for Co-operation on Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Technologies and Programmes Annual Report Prepared by the Executive Committee and Task 1 over the Year 2014 Hybrid and Electric Vehicles The Electric Drive Delivers Editor: Gereon Meyer (Operating Agent Task 1, VDI/VDE Innovation + Technik GmbH) Co-editors: Jadranka Dokic, Heike Jürgens, Sebastian Stagl (VDI/VDE Innovation + Technik GmbH) Contributing Authors: Markku Antikainen Tekes Finland James Barnes U.S. Department of Energy United States David Beeton Urban Foresight United Kingdom Graham Brennan SEAI Ireland Carol Burelle NRCan Canada Mario Conte ENEA Italy Miguel Cruz IREC Spain Halil S. Hamut TÜBITAK MRC Turkey David Howell U.S. Department of Energy United States Victor Clemens Hug Danish Energy Agency Denmark Gerfried Jungmeier Joanneum Research Austria P.T. Jones Oak Ridge National Laboratory United States Peter Kasche Swedish Energy Agency Sweden Mikko Koskue Tekes Finland Juan Fco. Larrazábal Roche IDAE Spain Matthias Laske FZ Jülich Germany Jun Li CATARC China Ock Taeck Lim University of Ulsan South Korea Ignacio Martin CIRCE Spain Gereon Meyer VDI/VDE-IT Germany Carlo Mol VITO Belgium Sonja Munnix Netherlands Enterprise Agency The Netherlands Urs Muntwyler IA-HEV chairman Switzerland Hannes Neupert EnergyBus Germany Michael Nikowitz A3PS Austria Doruk Özdemir DLR Germany Maxime Pasquier ADEME France Julie Perez New West Technologies, LLC United States Luís Reis INTELI Portugal Aymeric Rousseau Argonne National Laboratory United States Stephan Schmid DLR Germany Ambuj Sharma NIC India Masahiro Suzuki METI Japan Martijn van Walwijk IA-HEV secretary-general France Philipp Walser Association e mobile Switzerland Tim Ward OLEV United Kingdom iii

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6 Contents Page A: About IA-HEV 1 Chairperson s Message The IEA and its Implementing Agreement on Hybrid and Electric Vehicles 7 B: IA-HEV Tasks 3 Task 1 Information Exchange 21 4 Task 10 Electrochemical Systems 25 5 Task 17 System Optimization and Vehicle Integration 31 6 Task 18 EV Ecosystems 43 7 Task 19 Life Cycle Assessment of EVs 49 8 Task 20 Quick Charging Technology 63 9 Task 21 Accelerated Ageing Testing for Li-ion Batteries Task 22 E-Mobility Business Models Task 23 Light-Electric-Vehicle Parking and Charging Infrastructure Task 24 Economic Impact Assessment of E-Mobility Task 25 Plug-in Electric Vehicles Task 26 Wireless Power Transfer for EVs Task 27 Electrification of Transport Logistic Vehicles (elogv) Task 28 Home Grids and V2X Technologies 113 C: Hybrid and Electric Vehicles (H&EVs) Worldwide 17 Overview Austria Belgium Canada Denmark Finland France Germany 181 v

7 C: Hybrid and Electric Vehicles (H&EVs) Worldwide (Cont.) 25 Ireland Italy The Netherlands Portugal Republic of Korea (South Korea) Spain Sweden Switzerland Turkey United Kingdom United States 273 Developments in Selected IA-HEV Non-Member Countries: China, India, and Japan D: Practical Information IA-HEV Publications 305 Vehicle Categories 311 Abbreviations 313 IA-HEV Contact Information 323 vi

8 1 Chairperson s Message Personal mobility is a basic need of humans. Growing income goes hand in hand with more individual mobility. But the share is still unbalanced. The rich 20% of humans on earth are driving most of the cars. This is shown in the old graph I made with our former secretary Frans Koch in 1998 when we prepared the 2 nd 5-year term of the Implementing Agreement Hybrid- and electric vehicles in Table 1: Data from 1998 Population [million] Cars [million] Cars/1,000 inhabitants IEA countries ,4 606 Tiger states 1, Developing countries 3,253 31,6 10 In 1998 we had a total of about 700 million cars. In 2012 we surpassed the number of 1 billion cars. Now on the threshold of the start of our 5 th 5-year program car numbers are still growing. China is now the biggest car producer and consumer in the world. IEA expects more than 2 billion cars in Even this is an unequal situation. What could be the solution? Less cars in rich countries, as in the IEA states? I wish I could believe this. Would people resign car driving to limit their personal footprint on earth? I see the test in my home state of Berne in Switzerland, one of the richest countries in the world. We have the best public transport system in the world (more rail trips than all other countries in the world per capita). The community members of the state of Berne could vote for a tax reduction for big and heavy polluting cars. Most people don t drive such a car. Still they voted for the tax reduction, which was more than 120 million CHF in a year, a lot of money in a 1 million people state. This is a sign for me, that the majority of a population is hardly willing to restrict their use of big cars. Passenger Cars are the Main Energy User in Transport The main user of energy in transport is the road transport with 90% of the energy consumption. Passenger cars contribute with 64%. The challenge is therefore to compensate the energy consumption and the CO 2 emission of a strong growth in car numbers up to Plug-in-hybrid-vehicles 1

9 2015 IA-HEV ANNUAL REPORT (PHV) and battery electric-vehicles (BEV) can do that. But they need a lot of material, space in cities and for streets. Actually we are in the beginning of this development. The actual electric cars are a good solution for innovators and pioneers. In total they cost not more than middle class cars in rich countries and the electric energy can be produced by photovoltaic cheaper than gasoline in Europe. Figure 1: Cars are the dominant energy user in transport (IEA) This is the status of the work of our Implementing Agreement Hybrid- and electric vehicles we reached in the period of 1993 to Actually HEVs are still minor. In a market of about 80 million cars annually, 1.2 million hybrid electric vehicles mainly in the US and in Japan are not very impressive. This is still the market of innovators. The 2DS climate-target of IEA with 17 million cars in 2025 is a 20% market share (see Figure 2). This would tackle the market segments of the opinion leaders and even the early majority. It would mean that we could cross the chasm, the gap between opinion leaders and early majority. For this we need more HEV models and new marketing approaches. Figure 2: 2DS target of IEA of 17 million HEVs in

10 CHAPTER 1 CHAIRPERSON S MESSAGE Establishing PHVs and BEVs as a Disruptive Technology! But for the PHVs and BEVs we need further efforts. They have the potential to be cheaper to buy and to use, than cars with internal combustion engines (ICE). The batteries, the motor, and the power electronics can be mass produced. This can lower the cost in a way that the sales price is lower for a BEV than for an ICE car. PHVs and BEVs are cheaper in use than ICE cars. This potential has to be developed in the next years. Only with lower prices can we reach the mass market of the early and late majority of the car market. To reach this, we have to tackle technical and non-technical problems. High Number of Tasks in the Implementing Agreement Hybrid- and Electric Vehicles In 2014, we could start a high number of new Tasks. This was the result of a process to accelerate the participation in tasks. Efforts by many member countries and specialists made it possible. I hope we can keep this momentum for the 5 th phase in You can find all details in the following pages of the annual report. Please don t hesitate to contact the responsible person, the operating agent, of a Task. Collaboration is possible for non-member countries and for industry and associations ( Sponsors ). Our secretary or the operating agent can inform you about how you can collaborate. New Member Countries are Welcome The Implementing Agreement Hybrid- and electric vehicles IA HEV has 18 member countries. These countries share their effort in the research and the introduction of PHVs, HVs, and BEVs. Sharing efforts means lower costs for each of the countries, for the industry and the tax payers. But cars are not running in only 18 countries in the world. They are all around. We have to motivate more countries to share their efforts for a high efficient and low CO 2 transportation system. In the 5 th phase we will especially contact countries outside the IEA members to participate in our group. Dreams Can Become True Electric mobility has many faces. While writing these lines, two Swiss citizens Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg prepare a huge solar electric plane, the Solar Impuls 2, to fly around the world. Their plane is fully electric and the energy will be produced by solar cells. This reminds me of 30 years ago when I 3

11 2015 IA-HEV ANNUAL REPORT organized the first solar car race in the world, the Tour de Sol, across Switzerland in a solar powered car. Figure 3: The route of Tour de Sol 85 and the picture of the winning solar car (alpha real/mercedes Benz) The aim was similar to the Solar Impuls 2 a PR tour for solar energy. Later we tried to drive grid connected solar powered light electric vehicles. Everything worked well, and now, 30 years later, I drive my solar powered electric car (still a little too heavy) to work every day. This shows: dreams become true. For that we have to use the expertise of engineers, experts in governments, local states and communes. Such changes need a lot of time and long life efforts. In the IA HEV we can foster this technological change, we can reach the CO 2 goals and give our countries a competitive advantage. Thanks and Welcome Before closing this chapter, I want to thank everybody who supports our work in the Tasks and in the administration. This time my thanks go to two members of our administration especially. Our secretary Martijn van Walwijk, who supported our work in the last 10 years, will leave our group at the end of June, He returns to his home country the Netherlands, to support applied research at a university of applied sciences. Our bookkeeper, Verena Dubach from the Berne University of Applied Sciences BUAS gives the responsibility over to a national lab in the USA. 4

12 CHAPTER 1 CHAIRPERSON S MESSAGE I thank both of them for their efforts and wish them good luck in their new activities. Figure 4: Mr. Urs Muntwyler, chair of the IA-HEV My final thanks go to the deputy chairs Carol Burelle, David Howell, and Mario Conte, the members of the executive committee, and the Task leaders. Their effort and ideas are crucial to bring our program ahead. Urs Muntwyler Chair IA HEV/ former member of parliament state of Berne Professor for Photovoltaic/ Berne University of Applied Sciences BUAS Burgdorf, Switzerland March

13 2 The IEA and its Implementing Agreement on Hybrid and Electric Vehicles This chapter introduces the International Energy Agency (IEA) and its Implementing Agreement for co-operation on Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Technologies and Programmes (IA-HEV). 2.1 The International Energy Agency Introduction The IEA acts as energy policy advisor for the governments of its 29 member countries (see Table 2.1) and beyond to promote reliable, affordable, and clean energy for the world s consumers. It was founded during the oil crisis of with a mandate to coordinate measures in times of oil supply emergencies. This is still a core mission of the agency. In June 2011, the 28 IEA member countries participating at that time agreed to release 60 million barrels of oil in the following month in response to the ongoing disruption of oil supplies from Libya. This was the third time in its history that the IEA has been called upon to ensure an adequate supply of oil to the global market. Table 1: IEA Member Countries 2014 IEA Member Countries 2014 Australia Finland Luxemburg Spain Austria France The Netherlands Sweden Belgium Germany New Zealand Switzerland Canada Greece Norway Turkey Czech Republic Hungary Poland United Kingdom Denmark Ireland Portugal United States Estonia* Italy Republic of Korea European Union** Japan Slovak Republic * Estonia joined IEA in 2014 as the 29 th member. ** The European Commission also participates in the work of the IEA. 7

14 2015 IA-HEV ANNUAL REPORT With the evolution of the energy markets, the IEA mandate has broadened. It now focuses well beyond oil crisis management. Core agency objectives include improving energy efficiency, protecting the climate, enabling collaboration on energy technologies, and sharing its accumulated energy policy experience with the rest of the world. In 2013 alone, IEA held over three dozen workshops on wide-ranging topics, including energy storage technology, integration of carbon pricing with energy policies, and implications of climate change on the energy sector and opportunities for building resilience to its impacts. The IEA is regularly called upon by G8 and G20 leaders to provide information and recommendations at their respective summits for energy policies. In June 2010, the G20 Toronto Summit Declaration noted with appreciation the report on energy subsidies from the IEA, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and the World Bank. It also called for the rationalization and phase-out over the medium term of inefficient fossil fuel subsidies that encourage wasteful consumption, taking into account vulnerable groups and their development needs. The leaders encouraged continued and full implementation of country-specific strategies and agreed to continue to review progress toward this commitment at upcoming summits. The shared goals of the IEA form the basis of balanced energy-policy making are: Energy security: Promote diversity, efficiency, and flexibility within the energy sectors of the IEA member countries. Remain prepared to respond collectively to energy emergencies. Expand international co-operation with all global players in the energy markets. Environmental protection: Enhance awareness of options for addressing the climate change challenge. Promote greenhouse gas emission abatement, through enhanced energy efficiency and the use of cleaner fossil fuels. Develop more environmentally acceptable energy options. Economic growth: Ensure the stable supply of energy to IEA member countries and promote free markets in order to foster economic growth Structure of the IEA The IEA meets its evolving mandate through the activities of its offices and focused international collaboration. Fostering energy technology innovation is a central part of the IEA s work. Development and deployment of safer, cleaner, and more efficient technologies is imperative for energy security, environmental protection, and economic growth. IEA experience has shown that international collaboration on these activities avoids duplication of effort, cuts costs, and speeds progress. 8

15 CHAPTER 2 THE IEA AND ITS IMPLEMENTING AGREEMENT ON HYBRID AND ELECTRIC VEHICLES Figure 1: The IEA energy technology network The IEA Committee on Energy Research and Technology (CERT) coordinates and promotes the development, demonstration, and deployment of technologies to meet challenges in the energy sector. The CERT has established four expert bodies: (1) the Working Party on Fossil Fuels, (2) the Working Party on Renewable Energy Technologies, (3) the Working Party on Energy End-Use Technologies, and (4) the Fusion Power Coordinating Committee. In addition, expert groups have been established to advise industry and stakeholders on electric power technologies; research and development (R&D), in the context of priority setting and evaluation; and oil and gas (Figure 2.1) IEA Implementing Agreements The IEA also provides a legal framework for international collaborative energy technology RD&D (research, development, and deployment) groups, through multilateral technology initiatives known as Implementing Agreements (IAs). An IA may be created at any time, provided that at least two IEA members agree to work on it together. There are currently 40 IAs covering fossil fuels, renewable energy, efficient energy use (in buildings, energy, and transport), fusion power, electric power technologies, and technology assessment methodologies. One of these IAs is the Implementing Agreement for Co-operation on Hybrid and Electric 9

16 2015 IA-HEV ANNUAL REPORT Vehicle Technologies and Programmes (IA-HEV). IA-HEV reports to the Working Party on Energy End-Use Technologies (EUWP). A full list of current IAs is available on the IEA website at IEA IAs are at the core of the IEA s international energy technology co-operation programme. This programme embraces numerous other activities that enable policy makers and experts from IEA-member and non-member countries to share views and experience on energy technology issues. Through published studies and workshops, these activities are designed to enhance policy approaches, improve the effectiveness of research programmes, and reduce costs. Over three decades of experience have shown that these IAs contribute significantly to achieving faster technological progress and innovation at lower cost. Such international co-operation helps to eliminate technological risks and duplication of effort while facilitating processes, like harmonization of standards. Special provisions are applied to protect intellectual property rights. The IEA Framework for International Energy Technology Co-operation defines the minimum set of rights and obligations of participants in IEA IAs. Participants are welcomed from OECD member and OECD non-member countries, from the private sector, and from international organizations. Participants in IAs fall into two categories: Contracting Parties and sponsors. As defined in Article 3 of the framework: Contracting Parties may be governments of OECD member countries and OECD non-member countries (or entities nominated by them). They can also be international organizations in which governments of OECD member and/or OECD non-member countries participate, such as the European Communities. Contracting Parties from OECD non-member countries or international organizations are not entitled to more rights or benefits than Contracting Parties from OECD member countries. Sponsors, notably from the private sector, may be entities of either OECD member or OECD non-member countries that have not been designated by their governments. The rights or benefits of a sponsor cannot exceed those of Contracting Parties designated by governments of OECD non-member countries, and a sponsor may not become a chair or vice-chair of an IA. Participation by Contracting Parties from OECD non-member countries or international organizations or by sponsors must be approved by the IEA CERT. The IA mechanism is flexible and accommodates various forms of energy technology co-operation among participants. It can be applied at every stage in the energy technology cycle, from research, development, and demonstration through 10

17 CHAPTER 2 THE IEA AND ITS IMPLEMENTING AGREEMENT ON HYBRID AND ELECTRIC VEHICLES validation of technical, environmental, and economic performance and on to final market deployment. Some IAs focus solely on information exchange and dissemination. The benefits of international co-operation on energy technologies in IAs are shown in Table 2. Table 2: Benefits of International Energy Technology Co-Operation through IEA Implementing Agreements Benefits of International Energy Technology Co-operation through IEA Implementing Agreements Shared costs and pooled technical resources Avoided duplication of effort and repetition of errors Harmonized technical standards An effective network of researchers Stronger national R&D capabilities Accelerated technology development and deployment Better dissemination of information Easier technical consensus Boosted trade and exports Financing arrangements for international co-operation through IAs are the responsibility of each IA. The types of IA financing fall into three broad categories: 1. Cost sharing, in which participants contribute to a common fund to finance the work 2. Task sharing, in which participants assign specific resources and personnel to carrying out their share of the work 3. Combinations of cost and task sharing (such as in the case of the IA-HEV) Effective dissemination of results and findings is an essential part of the mandate of each IA. Wide-ranging products and results are communicated by various means to those who can use them in their daily work. The IEA Secretariat circulates the online OPEN Energy Technology Bulletin, which reports on activities of the IAs. IA-HEV activities are regularly highlighted in the OPEN Bulletin. The IEA also issues the Energy Technology Perspectives, or ETP, which is an annual publication that presents updates on roadmaps for the technologies addressed by the IAs. The ETP has been published since 2006 and, most recently, in May These reports can be downloaded for a fee at In March 2008, the vice chairman for transport of the EUWP started a new initiative by organizing a Transport Contact Group (TCG) workshop for the 11

18 2015 IA-HEV ANNUAL REPORT transport-related IAs, with the objective of strengthening their collaboration. IA-HEV actively participates in the Transport Contact Group. 2.2 Implementing Agreement on Hybrid and Electric Vehicles Very few IEA countries do not have issues with urban air quality, and a few others are self-sufficient in oil, but all IEA countries have problems with greenhouse gas emissions from automobiles and other vehicles. Today there exists a range of technologies available to address these problems most notably hybrid and electric vehicles. A sound basis therefore exists for an IEA IA dedicated to developing and deploying these vehicles. The IEA Implementing Agreement for Co-operation on Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Technologies and Programmes (IA-HEV) was created in 1993 to collaborate on pre competitive research and to produce and disseminate information. IA-HEV is now in its fourth five-year term of operation that runs from December 2009 until February The 18 active Contracting Parties (member countries) as of May 2014 are Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America. Compared to the automotive industry and certain research institutes, IA-HEV is relatively small, in the context of an organization. Nevertheless, IA-HEV is still playing an important role by (1) focusing on a target group of national and local governments and government-supported research organizations and (2) providing a forum for different countries to co-operate in joint research and information exchange activities. More countries are invited to join the Agreement and to benefit from this international co-operation on hybrid and electric vehicles. The work of IA-HEV is governed by the Executive Committee ( ExCo ), which consists of one member designated by each Contracting Party. Contracting Parties are either governments of IEA countries or parties designated by their respective governments. The IA-HEV ExCo meets twice a year to discuss and plan the working programme. The actual work on hybrid and electric vehicles is done through a variety of different Tasks that are focused on specific topics. Each topic is addressed in a Task, which is managed by an Operating Agent (OA). (Before 2011, these task forces were called Annexes.) The work plan of a new Task is prepared by an interim Operating Agent (either on the OA s own initiative or on request of the ExCo), and the work plan is then submitted for approval to the IA-HEV ExCo. The Tasks that were active during 2013 and in early 2014 are described in part B (chapters 3 through 13) of this report. The activities associated 12

19 CHAPTER 2 THE IEA AND ITS IMPLEMENTING AGREEMENT ON HYBRID AND ELECTRIC VEHICLES with hybrid and electric vehicles in individual IA-HEV member countries can be found in part C. The next three subsections (2.2.1, and 2.2.3) briefly report on IA-HEV activities and results in the second, third and fourth terms of its operation (Phase 2, Phase 3 and Phase 4), respectively. These are organized by task number. The strategy for the current term of operation, Phase 5 ( ), and its details are reported in subsection Description and Achievements of IA-HEV Phase 2, Phase 2 of the IA-HEV started in November 1999 at a time when the first hybrid vehicle the Prius had just been introduced to the market, and battery electric vehicles were considered suitable only for some market niches (such as neighborhood electric vehicles, small trucks for local deliveries, and two- or three-wheel vehicles). Although good progress had been made in battery technology, low-cost, high-performance traction batteries were not yet commercially available. Progress with fuel cell technology led to optimism about a hydrogen economy, and car manufacturers switched their attention to fuel cells and away from battery electric vehicles. The Tasks in Phase 2 and their main achievements are described below: Structured information exchange and collection of statistics (Task 1): The format of today s Task 1 was established, with a website divided into both public and members-only portions. The ExCo also decided that all participating countries in the IA-HEV should automatically be participants in Task 1 and established the financial arrangements to support this. Hybrid vehicles (Task 7): This task force published reports on questions pertaining to hybrid vehicles. Issues included their current costs and estimated future cost reductions; the environmental performance, fuel efficiency, and other advantages and disadvantages of the various types of hybrid vehicles; how hybrid vehicles could be most effectively introduced to the market; and questions on testing, licensing, and taxation. One of the most notable findings resulting from this task is that the decision of a customer to purchase a hybrid is based more on reduced fuel costs and projecting an environmentally responsible image rather than on the cost of the vehicle. Deployment strategies for hybrid, electric, and alternative fuel vehicles (Task 8): This Task considered 95 government programmes in 18 countries that were aimed at introducing (deploying) clean vehicles and fuels. The scope of work included both vehicles and fuels, and for this reason the task force was a joint effort between two IEA IAs: IA-HEV and the Implementing Agreement 13

20 2015 IA-HEV ANNUAL REPORT on Advanced Motor Fuels (IA-AMF). The objectives of the task force were to analyze how governments can accelerate the deployment of advanced automotive technologies in the marketplace and to make recommendations that will enhance the effectiveness of policies, regulations, and programmes. The final report made practical recommendations for future deployments, including how to apply lessons learned in previous deployments and among various countries, to avoid repeating mistakes. Clean city vehicles (Task 9): This Task arose because cities in many developing countries were growing very rapidly and experiencing the same or worse air quality and traffic problems as cities in IEA countries. At the same time, innovative solutions and technologies were being worked out in some of these developing countries, and there was much that IEA countries could learn from them. Planning was initiated for a task force, which became Task 9, to study the application of clean vehicle and fuel technologies in developing countries. In 2002, a joint workshop with IEA headquarters in Paris included representatives from Bangladesh, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, Nepal, Peru, and Thailand. As a direct result of the workshop, representatives from Bangladesh subsequently traveled to Bogotá to learn about the bus rapid transit system there, to construct a similar system in Dhaka. Electrochemical systems (Task 10): During Phase 2, this Task concentrated on the sharing of test methods for supercapacitors and batteries. Test procedures play a key role in moving new technologies from the laboratory to the market, and developing them involves a large amount of technical work that can easily cost more than a million dollars. Consequently, the sharing of test procedures can result in large savings. The Task also played a valuable role in coordinating the work of the fuel cell IA, the hybrid vehicle Task, and itself in the field of electrochemical technologies Description and Achievements of IA-HEV Phase 3, The emphasis during Phase 3 of the Agreement, from 2004 to 2009, was on collecting objective general information on hybrid, electric, and fuel cell vehicles, with the same value-added aspects as described for Phase 2 in the previous section. Governmental objectives of improving air quality and energy efficiency and of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and dependence on petroleum fuel ensured that the need continued for the IA HEV s mission. Topics addressed during the third phase are shown in Table 2.3. Task 1 and Task 10 were the only Tasks remaining from Phase 2 during Phase 3, with the others having concluded operation during Phase 3 or before. Phase 3 also 14

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