EVS30: High-ranking keynotes have been announced08.08.2017 - 11:22
Complemented by networking and automation, the emissions-free movement by means of electric cars and e-bikes, pedelecs or special vehicles is the main focus of discussion. Electric design studies have already become firmly established in the car showrooms around the world. After numerous studies the first series production vehicles also in the commercial vehicle sector, on land, at sea and in the air, are now also available. An event format for energy, IT or the automotive industry hardly gets by without a special e-mobility show in its accompanying programme.
Automotive manufacturers are faced with the increasing challenge of making their efficient production processes fit for electric mobility. It is a matter of industrialising efficient electric drive trains and high-coverage storage media, improving quality and saving costs. The permanently increased connectivity of the vehicles generates ever-increasing data volumes and demands smart control technology. Under the motto "Industrialisation and Market", the 30th International Electric Vehicle Symposium & Exhibition (EVS) addresses this area of vehicles systems and components specifically, which is required for series production.
In October 2017 experts from all over the world meet in Stuttgart to exchange information and ideas and discuss the latest technical advances and what electric mobility and new mobility technologies can look like. They should satisfy the growing technical requirements and at the same time the constantly increasing expectations of climate neutrality. In its anniversary year the EVS30 not only boasts a high-ranking conference with top speakers from over 40 countries, but also the largest ever exhibition area of over 20,000 m2 and an outdoor course. The EVS30 in 2017 in Stuttgart takes place at the right time and at the right place – the birthplace of the car.
Science meets industry meets politics
It is thus hardly surprising that scientific, economic and political experts are equally interested in EVS30. At the opening ceremony on Monday morning, following the welcome address by Espen Hauge, President of the hosting association World Electric Vehicle Association, the Minister President of Baden-Württemberg Winfried Kretschmann will address the audience. He will be followed by State Secretary Dr. Georg Schütte from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Maroš Šefcovic, Vice President of the European Commission for the Energy Union, and Ola Källenius, Member of the Executive Board of Daimler AG, Group Research & Mercedes-Benz Cars (platinum sponsor EVS30).
Afterwards a scene-setting keynote speech by Colin McKerracher, Head of Advanced Transport, at the financial analyst Bloomberg New Energy Finance leads into the parallel sessions of the conference. His presentation is titled "The global electric vehicle market: Where to next?". Specialist topics are looked at in more detail in the coinciding 90-minute sessions. On Tuesday the conference – complemented by the parallel events f-cell and BATTERY+STORAGE which start a day later – starts in the morning with a joint plenary session. Dr. Mathias Pillin, Member of the Executive Board at Bosch Gasoline Systems (gold sponsor EVS30), Gilles Normand, Senior Vice President of the Electric Vehicles Business Unit of the Renault Group (gold sponsor EVS30), and Prof. Qing Zhou from Tsinghua University in Beijing, China, deliver speeches in this session. With his keynote "The future of electrification – Transition to mass market", Zhou gets to the heart of the event.
At the trade fair the latest technologies and innovations are presented parallel to the conference and discussed in detail with visitors from the automotive sector, supplier industry and energy sector. The municipal sector is also increasingly interested in new mobility concepts in order to free up city centres and design forward-looking logistics with renewable energies. Around 250 exhibitors from Germany and abroad have already confirmed their participation and promise a comprehensive insight into the technical components and concepts with which they are making electric mobility fit for series production. Special feature: The dialogue session of the conference was able to be integrated in the largest hall on the Stuttgart trade fair grounds. As a result, theory and practice are even more closely intermeshed and promote the exchange of information and ideas between science and economy. The start and stop for the Ride & Drive offer is also integrated in the trade fair.
Various exhibitors offer test drives in electric vehicles. Among them electric cars and transporters, as well as two-wheelers and special vehicles. The participants can discover how comfortable and powerful electric mobility makes movement possible in approx. 20-minute test drives on public roads around the trade fair grounds. The test route leads through the trade fair grounds out onto public roads to make the driving experience as close as possible to everyday life.
Networking with matchmaking and get-together
On all three days several thousand experts are out and about on the trade fair grounds in the ICS and in the L-Bank Forum (Hall 1) as keynote speakers and conference participants, as well as exhibitors and visitors. To better link supply and demand, as well as common stakeholders, EVS30 provides a matchmaking tool. The participants can already register ahead of the event with their interest profile and their offers, exchange contact details and make appointments. During the event appointments can be coordinated single-handedly or effected directly in the exhibition hall in the matchmaking area. There are also evening events where contacts can be further strengthened.
All information about EVS30 in Stuttgart and the links to the conference registration, as well as the matchmaking tool, can be found online at www.evs30.org.
About the EVS30
EVS30 – International Electric Vehicle Symposium & Exhibition – will be the meeting point for the entire electromobility industry from 9 to 11 October 2017. In Stuttgart manufacturers, users and decision-makers will be able to gain an up-to-date impression of all forms of electromobility and discuss new trends and potential applications of the electric drive train.
EVS will be hosted by the World Electric Vehicle Association (WEVA) and the European Association for Battery, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (AVERE). In 2017, Messe Stuttgart, together with a network of partners consisting of the German Solar Mobility Association (BSM), Baden-Württemberg International (bw-i), e-mobil BW, Peter Sauber Agency Exhibitions and Conferences Ltd. and Wirtschaftsförderung Region Stuttgart (Stuttgart Region Economic Development Corporation), is organising the event.