Call for Abstracts

The call for abstracts is now closed.

Under the theme “Advancing Global Markets and Technology,” we invite abstract submissions for the 33rd World Electric Vehicle Symposium & Exposition, being hosted by EDTA on June 14 – 17, 2020 in the City of Portland, Oregon, USA.

As an annual gathering of the world’s EV experts, EVS33 features cutting edge research and showcases innovative technologies and market offerings. This is your opportunity to serve as a presenter in the EVS33 program. We request abstracts of papers covering research, market and government activities across all fields related to hybrid, battery, and fuel cell technologies, associated infrastructure and services.

During EVS33, a juried paper program will consist of lecture presentations via four-person panel and dialogue sessions with presenters utilizing a poster and limited space for a specialist discussion. Presenters will be authors of papers accepted by a committee of distinguished reviewers, experts from the electric drive value chain.

As noted below, abstract authors may indicate their preferred presentation format but will be notified at the time of acceptance of the format assigned by EVS33 organizers. Authors of accepted abstracts will be required to submit a final paper, to be presented in a lecture or dialogue session during the symposium.

All final papers will be published in EVS33 Proceedings and select papers will be published in the World Electric Vehicle Association (WEVA) Journal.

All accepted presenters must register as delegates and attend the meeting to present.

Abstract Submission Deadline: Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at 23:59 ET (UTC-4).

Abstract Submission

The submitting author must be the abstract presenter. All abstracts must be submitted as PDF files, formatted per the official EVS33 abstract template, available as a download in Word and LaTeX. Submissions are accepted via the online form only. Below, please find the instructions for submitting an abstract.

Step 1: Download the abstract template and complete your abstract, carefully following the template formatting guidelines (maximum 700 – 1,000 words). The following sections are required:

  • Title/Header
  • Authors
  • Executive Summary
  • Abstract body: The text of your abstract should outline what your final paper would include.
  • References (& Acknowledgements, if applicable)

Step 2: Go to the online abstract submission form and create your online profile. (An official confirmation of profile creation will be emailed once saved.)

Step 3: Go to the “Submission” tab of the online form and click on “Add new” to create your online abstract file. Enter all required files, including:

  • Title
  • Preferred presentation format (lecture or dialogue)
  • Topic
  • Presenting Author details, including Name, Organization, City, State/Province, Country
  • Coauthor details, including Name, Organization, City, State/Province, Country

Step 4: Upload your formatted abstract PDF file.

Step 5: Verify all details, then “save & submit”. An official confirmation will be emailed immediately after submission.

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Authors must choose a primary and secondary topic for their submission:

A1 – Passenger cars
A2 – Medium and heavy-duty vehicles
A3 – Micro mobility, including two- and three-wheel vehicles
A4 – Public transportation, including bus & rail
A5 – Non-road transportation, including mobile equipment, water and air applications
A6 – Shared and autonomous transportation applications
A7 – Other vehicle technology and applications, including military

B8 – Battery electric vehicles
B9 – Hybrid vehicles
B10 – Plug-in hybrid vehicles
B11 – Fuel cell vehicles

C12 – Batteries
C13 – Fuel cells
C14 – Propulsion systems (motors & power electronics)
C15 – Telematics and auxiliary electric drive systems

D16 – Conductive charging infrastructure (Level 1, Level 2 and DC fast charging)
D17 – Ultra-fast 150kW charging infrastructure
D18 – Hydrogen fueling infrastructure
D19 – Charging/refueling standardization and interoperability
D20 – Wireless charging infrastructure (static & dynamic)
D21 – Infrastructure deployment case studies

E22 – Demand management
E23 – Automotive format batteries in energy storage
E24 – Grid implications of DC fast charge and ultra-fast charging
E25 – V2G, V2X and connectivity advances
E26 – Utility project deployment case studies

F27 – Market development strategies
F28 – Consumer demand growth, including education, demonstration and motivation analysis
F29 – Global strategies for market development
F30 – Fleet vehicle deployment case studies

G31 – National and international electric drive policies
G32 – State-level initiatives
G33 – Local and regional partnerships
G34 – Government project deployment case studies

H35 – Environmental benefits of EVs and E-mobility
H36 – Supply chain analysis: Materials, manufacturing, recycling & re-use
H37 – Energy security
H38 – Social impact of electric mobility analyses

Official Language

Abstracts must be submitted in English. All presentations at EVS33 will be in English.

Abstract Modifications

To modify, correct or withdraw an abstract you may log back into your online account with email and password. No changes will be possible after the submission deadline.


An email confirmation will be sent upon creation of your online account to the email address you provided, specifying your login details for abstract submission and editing. A separate email will be sent when you officially save & submit your abstract.

If you do not receive notification of your account creation or of abstract submission, please follow up immediately with the Symposium Secretariat – JPdL.

Review and Notification to Authors

All completed abstracts will be reviewed. You will be informed by email of the acceptance or rejection of your abstract by December 20, 2019. Only the person identified as the presenting author (submitter) will receive notification, which will be sent to the email address provided upon submission.

Presentation Format

Accepted authors for both lecture and dialogue sessions will submit a final paper for publication at equal level in the EVS33 Proceedings. These papers will be presented in lecture and dialogue sessions during the symposium.

  • Lecture presentations will be included within topical sessions of the official Symposium program. The lecture session includes a panel of four speakers, all delivering presentations from the same category, with Q&A from the audience at the end. Each presentation will be approximately 20 minutes long, followed by a 10-minute question period at the end of the session. A PowerPoint is requested for all oral presentations.
  • A dialogue session is similar to a poster session, with a smaller audience and opportunity for specialist discussions. Posters for dialogue presentations will be on display in dedicated sessions on two separate days.


After notice of acceptance has been sent, all presenters are also required to register and pay the registration fee in order to be included in the program and to present on site. Registration and payment of registration fee by presenters of accepted abstracts must be completed no later than February 14, 2020.

Final Paper

Authors of accepted abstracts will be required to submit a final paper by March 20, 2020.


Accepted abstracts and final papers will be published in the EVS33 Symposium Proceedings. By submitting an abstract, authors agree to publication of same by EVS33. Select papers, as per recommendation by EVS33 program review committee, will be published in the WEVA Journal.

Important Dates

August 29, 2019 – Abstract submission opens
November 5, 2019 – Submission deadline for abstracts
December 20, 2019 – Notification of acceptance and assigned presentation format
February 14, 2020 – Deadline for registration and payment by presenters of accepted abstracts
March 20, 2020 – Submission deadline for final papers

For more details, please refer to the FAQs, found in the navigation tab of the submission platform after logging in.