The 31st International Electric Vehicles Symposium & Exhibition (EVS 31) & International Electric Vehicle Technology Conference 2018 (EVTeC 2018)

Program at-a-glance


* Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner will be held at Kobe Portopia Hotel.

Plenary Sessions

These are special programs of EVS 31. These sessions can be attended by anyone holding a Registration Ticket or Plenary Sessions Ticket.

Opening Ceremony, Guest Speech, Welcome Speech

An opening declaration and address will be presented by the Chair of the Organizing Committee of EVS 31, the Mayor of Kobe, President of the World Electric Vehicle Association (WEVA), President of the Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan (JSAE), and President of the Japan Automobile Research Institute (JARI). Furthermore, in addition to a Guest Speech by an official of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, a Welcome Speech will also be presented by Honorary Professor C.C. Chan of the University of Hong Kong—a person who has given distinguished service to the dissemination of EV, and who is recognized as the father of EV in Asia.


Founder of WEVA
Vice President of EVAAP
Honorary Professor of
University of Hong Kong

Keynote Speech

Presentations by senior representatives from the top three Japanese automakers, Nissan, Toyota, and Honda, as well as from representatives from Asia, USA, and Europe

Daniele Schillaci
Daniele Schillaci
Executive Vice President
Global Marketing and Sales,
Zero Emission Vehicle and
Battery Business, MC
Japan/A&O (Japan, Asia,
Oceania Business)
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

Shizuo Abe
Shizuo Abe
Executive General Manager
Toyota Motor Corporation

Toshihiro Mibe
Toshihiro Mibe
Executive Vice President and Director
Honda R&D Co., Ltd.

Minggao Ouyang
Ouyang Minggao
Professor, Director of National
Laboratory of Automotive
Safety and Energy Tsinghua
Academician of the Chinese
Academy of Sciences

Petr Dolejsi
Petr Dolejsi
Mobility & Sustainable Transport,
European Automobile
Manufacturers‘ Association (ACEA)

Daniel Sperling
Daniel Sperling
University of California, Davis
Board Member
California Air Resources Board

Panel Session

Presentations and discussions by senior developers from IT companies and experts from universities on the relationship between EVs and connected and smart societies.

1. What is meant by connected technologies that support a smart society?

Expert panelists in policy, automobiles and communications will engage in discussion about potential services that could be provided by EVs thanks to connected technologies.

Tsuguo Nobe
Moderator: Tsuguo Nobe

Business Development and
Government Policy
Intel K.K.
Visiting Associate Professor
Nagoya University

2. The future image of smart societies driven by EVs

From their respective viewpoints of policy, automobiles, renewable energy, AI, logistics and European policy, panelists will comment on a mobility society of the future driven by the EV evolution.

Mayumi Matsumoto
Moderator: Mayumi Matsumoto

Visiting Associate Professor
The University of Tokyo

3. The future of energy supply technologies for EVs

On the topic of power supply technologies for resolving the EV driving range problem, panelists will discuss wireless in-wheel motors, contact-type dynamic charge, high-power charging, and wireless initiatives in Korea.

Chris Mi
Moderator: Chris Mi

San Diego State University

Technical Sessions Technical Sessions

At technical sessions, researchers from universities or companies around the world will present scientific lectures on a variety of themes, such as EV-related technologies or smart society. (Jointly organized with EVTeC 2018 hosted by JSAE)
* Registration Ticket required

Preliminary Program

Special Session & Regular Session (Oral)

Date: Oct 1 – Oct. 3
Venue: 3rd, 4th and 5th floor, Conference Center

Dialogue Session (Poster)

Date: Oct 1 & Oct. 2
Venue: 2nd floor, Exhibition Hall 1

WEVA Journal WEVA Journal

Selected paper from EVS31 Technical Session will be invited to publish on World Electric Vehicle Journal free of charge for the authors.
For details, please refer to the WEVA Journal Site >>>

World Electric Vehicle Journal (ISSN 2032-6653) is the first peer-reviewed international journal about electric vehicles. It is the official journal of The World Electric Vehicle Association (WEVA) and it is published quarterly online by MDPI from Volume 9, Issue 1 (2018).