World Electric Vehicle Association
The President is Genevieve Cullen.
It is composed by :
- The Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA) 
- The Electric Vehicle Association of Asia Pacific (EVAAP) 
- The European Association for Battery, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (AVERE) 
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 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.
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).
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)
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. Since its inception, 29 EVS symposia have taken place all over the world.
The History of EVS
|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|
|EVS 29||June 2016||Montréal, Québec|
World Electric Vehicle Journal (WEVJ)
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.