Global Zero Emission Vehicles Transition Roadmap

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Guidance and Frameworks
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ZEV Transition Council (ZEVTC)

The Global Zero Emission Vehicles Transition Roadmap presents the collective actions the ZEV Transition Council intends to undertake with wider international partners to accelerate the transition to zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) in emerging markets and developing economies (EMDEs) this decade – efforts that will help make ZEVs the most affordable, accessible, and attractive options in all regions by 2030.

Developed by the world-leading experts and initiatives of the ZEVTC’s International Assistance Taskforce (IAT), the Roadmap is informed by the Breakthrough Agenda’s recommendations and the ambition of the COP27 Global Commitment. It is the first of an annual publication, coinciding with COPs through to 2030, that will help build year-on-year momentum and ensure real-world impact this decade.

Framed by the five most pressing strategic challenges, the Roadmap’s actions focus on: (1) building capacity across EMDEs to develop and implement policy action; (2) improving access to and scaling finance; (3) increasing the availability of ZEVs in EMDEs; (4) accelerating charging infrastructure roll-out; and (5) the lifecycle management of ZEVs, electric vehicles (EVs), and battery components.

The Roadmap outlines the initial delivery framework; a finalised framework will be launched by COP29 to deliver both existing and new Roadmap actions to 2030. Providing a centre of gravity that convenes a breadth of experiences, expertise, and networks, the Roadmap’s delivery framework will help strengthen the international coordination, collaboration, and dialogue that will be crucial for accelerating the global transition to ZEVs this decade.