World Electric Vehicle Symposium & Exhibition 2016
From Sunday 19 June 2016
To Wednesday 22 June 2016
Location: Montreal, Que.
Electric Mobility Canada, with EDTA and WEVA, is co-hosting the 29th World Electric Vehicle Symposium & Exhibition (EVS29) from June 19-22, 2016, at the Palais des congrès de Montreal.
As the “largest global forum for electric drive technologies”, EVS29 organizers say the event will bring together over 2500 participants from around the world, including top international experts and stakeholders such as OEMs, utilities, EVSE network operators, component manufacturers, fleet operators, and other end -users as well as global leaders from government and academia.
Exhibitors will offer a hands-on experience with their products and services and attendees can test out the latest models and charging equipment at the Ride, Drive & Charge event as well as hear from the experts on technology, trends and continued growth in the industry, said Genevieve Cullen, president of the Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA), the U.S. association dedicated to advancing electric drive technologies and organizer of the symposium.
Cullen will kick off the symposium by welcoming attendees during the opening plenary session on June 20 and will be joined by Chantal Guimont, president of Electric Mobility Canada, co-host of EVS29. Cullen and Guimont will invite representatives of the U.S. and Canadian governments and industry executives to discuss the progress and outlook for the international electric drive market. Other keynote sessions throughout the event will involve a discussion of the global growth and benefits of EVs with stakeholders from across the globe. The EVS series also includes an award ceremony to recognize “E-Visionary” leaders implementing electric drive solutions around the world.
A public day on June 19 will also give local residents a chance to experience the Ride, Drive & Charge and exhibit hall.
EVS29 is made possible with the support of sponsors such as Hydro-Quebec, the Government of Quebec and Investissement Quebec, Toyota and Honda, and other including the Government of Ontario. The EVS series is presented under the auspices of the World Electric Vehicle Association, with EDTA in partnership with the European Association for Battery, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (AVERE) and the Electric Vehicle Association of Asia Pacific (EVAAP).