The UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation and the UC Davis Plug-In Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Research Center will host the World Electric Vehicle Cities and Ecosystems Conference on 5 May, just prior to EVS 26. The conference will explore best practices and innovative solutions for the deployment of plug-in electric vehicles in cities throughout the world.
The one-day conference brings together more than 300 government leaders, business executives and nonprofit directors from a variety of countries, including Australia, China, England, France, Japan, Germany, the Netherlands, Portugal, Sweden, Spain and the United States.
The event will include panels on designing parking and roads for EVs; financing and maintaining charging stations; using EVs in public transportation; and EV goals for nonprofits, foundations and governments, among others topics, and will feature the release of the EV City Casebook, which provides a look at the global EV movement by detailing policies and programs in 16 cities around the globe.
In addition, the Global Electric Vehicle Insight Exchange, an international knowledge-sharing consortium that tracks worldwide EV-deployment progress, will be announced, as will the World EV Cities and Ecosystems web portal, which serves as a central hub for collaborative EV-deployment and research efforts and disseminates best EV-deployment practices to global stakeholders.