IEA Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Technology Collaboration Programme (HEV-TCP)

The Technology Collaboration Programme on Hybrid and Electric Vehicles (HEV TCP) vision is that the electric drivetrain will be used as the predominant transportation mode in a sustainable transport system that is preferably powered by renewable energy and does not produce harmful emissions.

Short Description

Hybrid and Electric Vehicles (HEVs) have the potential to reduce energy consumption and the dependence on fossil fuels in the transport sector and to improve local and global air quality. The HEV TCP therefore aims to support the extension of the market potential of HEVs.

Although manufacturing costs have significantly decreased since the first HEVs were commercialised, the price remains a barrier for large-scale deployment. Other barriers include the lack of infrastructure and the lack of cross-border harmonisation of recharging mechanisms.

The mission of the HEV TCP is contributing to overcome these barriers through

  • Producing objective information for policy and decision makers on hybrid and electric vehicle technology, projects, and programmes and their effects on energy efficiency and the environment,
  • Disseminating sound scientific information and technology assessments to the International Energy Agency (IEA) community, national governments, industries, and to other interested organizations,
  • Facilitating international collaboration in pre-competitive research and demonstration projects and to act as a promoter for Research, Development, Demonstration, and Deployment involving shared resources from multiple countries,
  • Providing a platform for reliable information on hybrid and electric vehicles.

Ongoing tasks

Completed tasks



Publications can be viewed on the page in German.


Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Republic of Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States

Contact Address

ExCo Delegate

Dr. Andreas Dorda
Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology
Tel.: +43 1 71162 653109

ExCo Alternate

Walter Mauritsch
Austrian Energy Agency
Phone: +43 664 965 9251