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Global conference on e-mobility, EVS38, to be held in Gothenburg

Tuesday, May 7, 2024

One of the world's most important congresses for electric transportation, the Electric Vehicle Symposium & Exhibition, EVS38, will be held in Gothenburg on June 15-18, 2025. The event is aimed at a broad audience and experts who work to promote and enable electric mobility. Over 10,000 visitors are expected to attend the congress at the Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre, and Lindholmen Science Park will be part of the program.

Foto: Business Region Göteborg.

Electrical Vehicles Symposium, EVS, is the leading global event for the transition to electrification within all modes of transportation. The symposium brings together manufacturers, authorities, and researchers from around the world and is expected to attract visitors and experts from 70 countries to Gothenburg during the midsummer week of 2025. This will be the first time for the congress to take place in Sweden.

EVS38 is organized by AVERE – European Association for Electromobility and hosted by the City of Gothenburg through Business Region Gothenburg and Göteborg & Co.

During EVS, the city will organize a series of events in collaboration with industry and the academic world, with the aim of reaching out to and engaging the public.

"We are extremely proud to host EVS38, and the timing is perfect from many perspectives. We have a fantastic ecosystem in Gothenburg, very exciting developments, and significant investments taking place - across most modes of transport. The question is whether any other European city can offer anything similar," says Patrik Andersson, CEO of Business Region Gothenburg.

Lindholmen Science Park has a role as a supporting organization and will contribute to the conference in various ways.

"It is both exciting and important for Sweden and Gothenburg that EVS38 will be held here – it feels like a perfect match for all parties. We look forward to showcasing the knowledge developed within our strong network and being part of emphasizing Sweden's role in the international advancement of electrified transport," says Maria Oscott, acting CEO of Lindholmen Science Park.

Accelerating development

The transition to electrified transport is accelerating across most modes of transport. Global sales of electric cars increased on all continents during 2023 and are expected to increase by an additional 21 percent during 2024, according to Bloomberg, which also expects sales of electric trucks and other commercial vehicles to double this year.

Private and public investments in new technology and new production units are significant across Europe. In Sweden, the number of public charging points increased by 78 percent during 2023, most notably in Gothenburg.

Through organizations such as the Volvo companies, Polestar, Heart Aerospace, Einride, Chalmers, RISE, and a plethora of other actors in the mobility sector, Gothenburg is a leading center in electrification. Few other regions in the world can demonstrate such a comprehensive and progressive value chain for mobility, gathered in one place. Volvo Cars and Volvo Group are also establishing battery factories in western Sweden. Around them, an entirely new battery industry is emerging.

Real world testbeds and initiatives like Gothenburg Green City Zone, ElectriCity and Tranzero gather innovative businesses to create emission- and fossil-free transport solutions in collaboration with public actors, academia and institutes. Last year, Gothenburg was selected by the European Commission as a mentor city to lead Europe’s green transition. The city is also a pioneer in sustainability and has been named the most sustainable destination according to the Global Destination Sustainability Index seven years in a row.

More about EVS

  • The International Electric Vehicle Symposium & Exhibition, EVS, is a global event where electric vehicle experts gather to showcase the latest technology, discuss sustainability, and promote collaboration for a greener future of transportation. EVS has been taking place since 1969 and is designed for a diverse audience, including automotive manufacturers, technology providers, researchers, policymakers, and anyone interested in the future of electric mobility.
  • The EVS38 will cover vehicles, policy, charging, batteries and power supply, propulsion, manufacturing and automation, EV interiors, parking, software and AI, connected and autonomous mobility, fleet management, mobility solutions and a wide range of sustainability assessments. 
  • Around 300 exhibitors are expected, and visitors from 70 countries. 
  • Follow the congress at evs38.org.