The 31st International Electric Vehicle Symposium & Exhibition (EVS31), hosted by the World Electric Vehicle Association (WEVA) and Electric Vehicle Association of Asia Pacific (EVAAP), had a spectacular opening at the Kobe Convention Center in Japan on October 1st. The original 3-day exhibition was cut short a day due to typhoon, and the last day (Oct. 3) was changed to only include conferences, but attendance was still high. TAITRA was also present to promote the Taipei AMPA 6-in-1 show for next April 24-28.
The International Electric Vehicle Symposium & Exhibition is hosted annually in turn by WEVA members around the world. Last year (2017) it was in Stuttgart, and this year in Kobe Japan. Major Japanese manufacturers such as Nissan, Yamaha, Toyota, Honda, and Suzuki participated in large booths, and Taiwanese manufacturer exhibitors included Kymco, Chroma ATE, and Fukuta Elec. & Mach. Co., Ltd. Kymco’s exhibit of state-of-the-art electric motorcycles and battery exchange stations attracted crowds of Japanese attendees to stop for test ride experiences. Other national pavilions, including China, UK, German, and Korea pavilions, presented their newest electric car power systems, integration systems, and battery technologies, as well as their current low-carbon emission and electric vehicle promotion policy results, to buyers from various countries, making the exhibition even more impressive.
Another feature of this year’s show is the International Electric Vehicle Technology Conference. For three consecutive days, industrial, official, and academic speakers from Japan, Germany, UK, India, China, and Holland will host conferences or give keynote speeches on topics such as the electric vehicle development trends by major manufacturers, government policy results, and battery technology breakthroughs. The full program of sessions from 8 am to 7 pm attracts large numbers of attendees.
Nissan shared in the conference its battery recycle plan and applications of fully electric cars in the Internet of Vehicles (IoV). Tsinghua University shared China’s subsidy policy for promoting electric vehicles and its target to have all cars electromotive by 2030, which is expected to bring upon massive trade leads. Electric bike test rides from the “Ride & Drive” electric vehicle test driving and ride experience event were cancelled due to the weather, but Nissan, Honda, Tesla, BMW, Volvo, and Mercedes all offer free test drives and rides on latest electric models, gaining extreme popularity. The organizers announced that the next show (EVS32) will be held in Lyon, France next year (2019).
TAITRA stated that in conjunction with Nangang Exhibition Center’s opening of Hall 2, they will be hosting Taiwan International Electric Vehicle Show (Taiwan EVS), Taipei AMPA, AutoTronics Taipei, and Taiwan International Intelligent Transportation Show (Taiwan ITS) jointly at Nangang Exhibition Center Hall 1 and Hall 2 on April 24-27, and Taiwan International Motorcycle Industry Show (Motorcycle Taiwan) and Taiwan International Tuning & Car Care Show (Taiwan Car Tuning) at Nangang Exhibition Center Hall 2 on April 25-28. With six exhibitions assembled together at Nangang Exhibition Center Halls 1 and 2 for the first time, the event will be larger than ever. More than 1,500 exhibitors are expected and will occupy more than 4,500 booths. Vendors of related industries are welcome to register as exhibitors. For information on the shows, visit the AMPA all-in-one site: www.ampa-in-one.com.tw
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Latest electric car models from various manufacturers are available at the electric vehicle test drive and ride section for attendees’ free experiencing
Japanese manufacturer Toyota’s booth attracts attendees from various countries
Crowds at the exhibition booths