Barcelona is the city chosen to host the 27th edition of the Electric Vehicle Symposium (EVS), the world’s number one professional congress on electric vehicles in November of this year. As is the custom each year, the congress receives projects and papers related to all fields associated with electric mobility.
In this edition, the EVS has beaten all records by receiving 541 papers from 40 different countries, an increase of 14% over the 2012 edition held in Los Angeles. The United States is the country submitting the highest number of papers, followed by Germany, Spain, China and South Korea. With respect to the subject matter of those papers, the most frequent one is the electric battery. Nonetheless, other important fields include battery energy, hybrid vehicles, propulsion systems and vehicle passengers.
The congress, which will last for four days, will present those projects and the latest technologies and products in the sector, and the event will also be attended by academic, government and industrial leaders for the purpose of exploring, sharing and promoting the development of technologies related to electric vehicles.
It will be held at Fira de Barcelona- Gran Via from 17 – 20 November, coinciding with the 2013 Smart City Expo World Congress event, the intelligent cities summit. This means that Barcelona will be converted into the world capital of intelligent development and clean transport for four days. The period for registering for the congress opens in May.
The EVS Congress is acknowledged to be the most important and largest forum in the world in the electric mobility sector. The event attracts International academic, government and industrial leaders who are interested in knowing, sharing and debating the technologies, policies and challenges existing in the market regarding a shift in paradigm to the use of electric mobility technologies. The first edition of EVS was held in Phoenix (USA) and it is organised by the Weva (World Electric Vehicle Association) which was set up in 1969.[:]