The World Energy Perspectives on E-Mobility is part of a series of reports based on expert insights from our network of energy leaders and practitioners. This series provides a bottom-up assessment of the key issues and technologies in the transport sector.

There are a variety of clean vehicle technologies and fuels under development and in use, but electric vehicles represent one of the most promising technologies for reducing oil use and cutting emissions. E-Mobility holds significant potential for increasing energy security, reducing carbon emissions and improving local air quality.

Governments across the globe have been emboldened to set increasingly ambitious fuel economy targets over the next five to ten years. Car makers are now required to make continuous improvements well above historical rates of enhancement to placate regulators across the globe. This first E-Mobility report examines the potential of electric vehicles to meet the stringent fuel economy and emissions standards and close the gap.