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News   April 29, 2016   by Steve Pawlett

World’s Largest Electric Vehicle Symposium Presented In Montreal In June


Speakers, exhibitors and sponsors from the entire electric drive supply chain, including R&D experts, leading manufacturers, top industry executives and government partners from around the world, will join nearly 2,000 expected attendees participating in the 29th International Electric Vehicle Symposium in Montréal, Québec at the Palais des congrès de Montréal from June 19 through 22, 2016.

“EVS29 is the largest global event showcasing electric drive technologies, where we will hear from the experts on technology, trends and continued growth in the industry, 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,” 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 robust discussion of the global growth and benefits of electric vehicles (EVs) with prominent stakeholders from across the globe. The EVS series also includes an award ceremony to recognize “E-Visionary” leaders implementing electric drive solutions across the globe.

EVS29 will feature over 300 sessions including plenary presentations, lectures and dialogues led by industry leaders, technology experts and government partners, covering essential and pressing topics in electric drive. The event theme of “Drive Electric Innovation” will encompass a focus on vehicles, infrastructure, vehicle systems and applications, public policy, market development and deployment case studies.

The show floor will exhibit the latest technologies from global companies representing every segment of the industry and the “Ride, Drive and Charge” is a chance get behind the wheel of the latest EVs and test out charging equipment. A public day on June 19 will also give local residents a chance to experience the Ride, Drive & Charge and exhibit hall.

Guimont added, “The EVS series is the only event that assembles the entire global electric drive industry under one roof, giving delegates a comprehensive view of the progress being made in vehicles, batteries and other components and hosting discussion of the latest in public policies, best practices and consumer choice.”

EVS29 is made possible with the support of sponsors such as Hydro-Québec, the Government of Québec and Investissement Québec, top automakers Toyota and Honda, and supporters throughout Canada and around the world, 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). Please visit


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