World Electric Vehicle Association

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Several electric cars and plug-in hybrids participating in EDTA's 2011 Innovation Motorcade at Washington, D.C.

The World Electric Vehicle Association (WEVA) is an organization that promotes electric vehicles.

The chairman is Myoungho Sunwoo.

Member associations[edit]

It is composed by :

  • The Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA) [1]
  • The Electric Vehicle Association of Asia Pacific (EVAAP) [2]
  • The European Association for Battery, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (AVERE) [3]

EDTA[edit]

The Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA) is the American branch, based in Washington, D.C..

Founded in 1989, the Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA) is the preeminent US industry association dedicated to the promotion of electric drive as the best means to achieve the highly efficient and clean use of secure energy in the transportation sector. EDTA supports the sustainable commercialization of all electric drive transportation technologies by providing in-depth information, education, industry networking, public policy advocacy and international conferences and exhibitions. As a unified voice for the electric drive industry, EDTA members includes a diverse representation of vehicle and equipment manufacturers, energy providers, component suppliers, and end users.

The EDTA is also well known for its annual EDTA Conference & Annual Meeting [4] that takes place in Washington, D.C.

EVAAP[edit]

Electric Vehicle Association of Asia Pacific (EVAAP) is an international organization which promotes the use of electric vehicles in the areas of Asia and Pacific.[5]

AVERE[edit]

The European Association for Battery, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (AVERE) was founded in 1978 and is based in Brussels. It is a European network of users, NGO's, associations, interest groups, etc. Its main objective is promoting the use of battery, hybrid and fuel cell electric vehicles (individually and in fleets) for priority uses in order to achieve a greener mobility for cities and countries. To achieve these objectives, AVERE's activities are related to dissemination, networking, monitoring, participation in European and multilateral projects, lobbying, and research and development.

Structure[edit]

AVERE is a federate and decentralized structure with 17 National Associations, 2 European networks (CITELEC and Eurelectric) as well as direct members, with more countries including new member states in the process of joining. In total, there are over 1000 direct and indirect members. AVERE forms the World Electric Vehicle Association (WEVA), together with EVAAP (Asia Pacific) and EDTA (North and South America).

Activities[edit]

The main activities are related to dissemination, networking, monitoring, participation in European and multilateral projects, lobbying, research and development. In public policy advocacy AVERE presents the concerns of electric drive industry and R&D bodies to the European Commission which plays the key role in helping the development of clean vehicles.

As a part of WEVA, AVERE organizes Electric Vehicle Simposiums (EVS). It also collaborates in regional events in different countries and in many specialized conferences and workshops.

International Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exposition (EVS)[edit]

WEVA organizes annual International Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exposition (EVS).

The EVS series began in 1969 as an academic forum for global networking and the exchange of technical information. As electric drive technologies progressed from the classrooms and laboratories into the marketplace, EVS blossomed into an event that is both academic and business oriented.[6] Since its inception, 25 EVS symposia have taken place all over the world.

Rotating between regions of the world, each EVS event is hosted by one of the three members of WEVA.[7] The next EVS will be EVS26, hosted by EDTA in Los Angeles, USA, May 2012.

The History of EVS[edit]

EVS Time Location
EVS 1 November 1969 Phoenix, Arizona
EVS 2 November 1971 Atlantic City, New Jersey
EVS 3 February 1974 Washington, D.C.
EVS 4 September 1976 Düsseldorf, Germany
EVS 5 October 1978 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
EVS 6 October 1981 Baltimore, Maryland
EVS 7 June 1984 Versailles, France
EVS 8 October 1986 Washington, D.C.
EVS 9 November 1988 Toronto, Ontario
EVS 10 December 1990 Hong Kong
EVS 11 September 1992 Florence, Italy
EVS 12 December 1994 Anaheim, California
EVS 13 October 1996 Osaka, Japan
EVS 14 December 1997 Orlando, Florida
EVS 15 October 1998 Brussels, Belgium
EVS 16 October 1999 Beijing, China
EVS 17 October 2000 Montréal, Québec
EVS 18 October 2001 Berlin, Germany
EVS 19 October 2002 Busan, South Korea
EVS 20 November 2003 Long Beach, California
EVS 21 April 2005 Monaco
EVS 22 October 2006 Yokohama, Japan
EVS 23 December 2007 Anaheim, California
EVS 24 May 2009 Stavanger, Norway
EVS 25 November 2010 Shenzhen, China
EVS 26 May 2012 Los Angeles, California
EVS 27 November 2013 Barcelona, Spain
EVS 28 May 2015 Kintex, Goyang, Korea

World Electric Vehicle Journal (WEVJ)[edit]

WEVA publishes an international scientific journal called the World Electric Vehicle Journal (ISSN 2032-6653). The World Electric Vehicle Journal is a peer-reviewed international scientific journal that covers all studies related to battery, hybrid and fuel cell electric vehicles comprehensively. It publishes selected contributions from the EVS Symposia after an additional review process.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA)". Electricdrive.org. Retrieved 2010-11-27. 
  2. ^ "EVAAP". EVAAP. Retrieved 2010-11-27. 
  3. ^ http://www.avere.org/
  4. ^ "EDTA Conference & Annual Meeting". Electricdrive.org. Retrieved 2010-12-29. 
  5. ^ http://www.evaap.org/evaap.html
  6. ^ "EVS 24". Retrieved 2010-12-22. 
  7. ^ "EVS 24". Retrieved 2010-12-22. 

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