Cross-sectoral co-operation and Integrated planning

Overview of the status and impact of the innovation

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To achieve a zero-emission transport sector and a carbon-free electricity grid, all stakeholders in the EV ecosystem will need to co-operate and align their policy agendas and incentives to support integration with the grid. These stakeholders include regulatory agencies, grid operators, energy retailers, charging point operators, mobility service providers and, on the demand side, consumers.


Co-operation and policy harmonisation will reduce regulatory barriers to EV adoption and lower costs for businesses, citizens and governments. If assiduously pursued, they will ensure that all stakeholders (and their expertise and experiences) are considered in the policy making process and best practices inform the design and updating of policies affecting the EV ecosystem.

BOX 3.17 Stakeholder co-operation for e-mobility in the United States and Germany

California’s Vehicle Grid Integration Working Group, which was established in 2019 to address challenges and questions on vehicle–grid integration, has brought together more than 80 stakeholders, including the California Air Resources Board, the California Transmission System Operator, the California Energy Commission and the California Public Utilities Commission. It has developed 92 recommendations for policy actions to advance vehicle– grid integration (Gridworks, 2019).

The “Electrify Buildings for EVs” project in Hamburg, Germany, aims to install 7 400 private charging points. The project requires co-ordination among Hamburg’s Departmental Authority for Economic Affairs, Transport and Innovation (project co-ordination); hySOLUTIONS GmbH (project management); IFB Hamburg (investment and development bank); Stromnetz Hamburg (network operator); Helmut Schmidt University (scientific support); and local grid operators and investors (Electrive, 2019).