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10/04/2019 – News / Science & Technology / Event / Electric Vehicles / Innovation / France

EVS32: The world’s leading electro-mobility scientists and innovators to meet in Lyon for the show’s 50th edition


From 19–22 May, the 32nd Electric Vehicle Symposium (EVS32) will be held in the French city of Lyon, gathering leading scientific researchers, tech innovators and major businesses from across the world – all focused on the pursuit of advancing electro-mobility – for the event’s 50th anniversary edition. 

Widely recognised as the premier international event for academic, government and industry professionals involved in electric drive technologies, the symposium will provide a unique and comprehensive programme of conferences – open to all electro-mobility professionals – alongside providing a wealth of information on the latest discoveries in this swiftly emerging field. 


2019: A real turning point for the EV market


The electric vehicle (EV) market is continuing to grow rapidly, and this year is expected to represent a real turning point for the sector globally. According to a Bloomberg study, strong growth is expected in 2019 with an estimated 2.6 million electric vehicles to be sold worldwide. 


As such, under the aegis of AVERE France, EVS32 aims to highlight all the latest advances in terms of technological innovations and scientific research and address all the major issues concerning sustainable mobility and electric vehicles. 


All manner of topic will be explored and examined by experts across numerous lectures and conferences given by the sector’s leading manufacturers, scientists, research institutes, and institutions, in order to provide both a detailed and clear explanation of what has already been accomplished in the field, and the progress being made. 


High-level scientific programme 


Over the course of three days of the high-level scientific programme, the 150 or so presentations will address the key subjects of electro-mobility: electric vehicles of all types, next-generation batteries, rapid charging systems, infrastructures, environmental issues, electrical energy resources, government policies and regulations, European programmes, progress in other countries, and more. 


The speakers, who come from all over the world, have been selected on the basis of the presentation of their subjects, supported by extensive facts and examples. A committee of 10 independent experts, who are acknowledged authorities in the scientific world, has approved all the presentations “on the basis of their quality, originality and use of proven scientific references”, EVS32 noted in a statement. 


More in-depth studies are carried out on the dossiers selected, which are then presented in lecture sessions accessible to every type of audience. For more technical topics, the ‘poster’ area of the symposium provides a place where visitors can meet certain authors face-to-face for more in-depth discussions, in order to gain a better understanding of the subject. 


From scientific studies to live testing 


EVS32 includes conferences aimed at industrial manufacturers, scientists and institutions, an exhibition with more than 150 exhibitors, 160 lectures and a series of plenary meetings for professionals. 


Over the course of 4 days, participants will have the opportunity to attend several conferences addressing various themes, such as the development of recharging infrastructures, the digitisation of transport, the role of hydrogen in electric mobility and the role of public policies in the development of carbon-free mobility. 


EVS32 will provide an opportunity for both specialists and novices in the field to get a more precise picture of the state of the electro-mobility market, with well-known personalities representing the economic, political and regulatory worlds in attendance, as well as all the major industrial players and emerging innovators. 


Among its illustrious lineup, EVS32 will be welcoming Élisabeth Borne (French Minister of Ecological and Solidarity Transition, in charge of Transport), Laurent Wauquiez (President of the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes Regional Council), Philippe Monloubou (CEO of Enedis), and his Serene Highness Prince Albert of Monaco. 


Large groups such as Renault, Enedis, EDF, and Michelin, alongside many innovative start-ups, will be present at the exhibition in order to explain their role and position in the rapidly expanding electro-mobility segment.


‘Ride & Drive’ area


Visitors can not only visit the exhibition stands to collect information but also to test the products and even see live demonstrations in the ‘Ride & Drive’ area.  Here, visitors will have the opportunity to test cars, two-wheel electric vehicles, hoverboards, skateboards and many other innovations in the field of electric vehicles in an area covering more than 3,000 square metres.


Manufacturers and institutions will also be able to attend the AEC2019 (AVERE E-Mobility Conference) programme – a first at the EVS.


“Ultimately, EVS32 manages to combine theory and practice in an international context,” said the event’s organisers in a statement.


EVS32: Tracing the evolution of electric drive tech


Commencing in 1969 as an academic forum for global networking and the exchange of technical information, the International Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exposition (EVS) series is today recognised as the premier event for academic, government and industry professionals involved in electric drive technologies. 


As electric drive technologies progressed from the classrooms and laboratories into the marketplace, EVS expanded into an event that was both academic and business oriented. 


Today, the EVS series is recognised as the global electric transportation industry's premier and largest forum, showcasing all forms of technologies in the market place and on the drawing boards – from low speed battery electric vehicles to fuel cell electric buses.


The event attracts academic, government and industry leaders from around the world who are interested in exploring and understanding the technical, policy and market challenges to a paradigm shift toward use of electric transportation technologies.


After Germany in 2017 and Japan in 2018, the next Electronic Vehicle Symposium will be held in France. EVS32 has chosen LYON to host its 50th anniversary symposium. As a pioneering city in electric vehicles – for example, with the autonomous electric shuttle-bus that has been operating for more than two years in the Confluence district  – Lyon is today home to many companies and clusters working on key societal themes surrounding electro-mobility. 


Co-organised by AVERE and LIVE! BY GL EVENTS, the theme of this year's Symposium is “A world of e-motion’. 


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