The Role of Trade Policy in Enabling the Global Diffusion of Electric Vehicles

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23 July 2018

This information note is intended to identify and better understand trade-related issues and knowledge gaps related to the scale-up and global deployment of electric vehicles. This includes the impact of various types of trade and investment-related barriers on electric vehicle supply chains and the role that international trade governance can play in facilitating, or indeed accelerating, a global transition towards electric vehicles. The note synthesises a longer ICTSD paper International Trade Governance and Sustainable Transport: The Expansion of Electric Vehicles.