Gothenburg, Sweden to host major electric vehicle symposium in 2025

The EVS, a global forum that has been a staple since 1969, attracts manufacturers, researchers, and policymakers from around the world to discuss the electrification of transportation. The 2025 event in Gothenburg is expected to draw more than 10,000 attendees, highlighting its status as a leading venue for automotive and technological innovation.

Gothenburg, Sweden is gearing up to host the Electric Vehicle Symposium (EVS38) from June 15-18, 2025, marking the first time this prestigious e-mobility event has been held in the Nordic nation. Known for its rich automotive heritage with brands like Volvo and Polestar, Gothenburg is poised to showcase its role as a hub of innovation in mobility and transportation.

The EVS, a global forum that has been a staple since 1969, attracts manufacturers, researchers, and policymakers from around the world to discuss the electrification of transportation. The 2025 event in Gothenburg is expected to draw more than 10,000 attendees, highlighting its status as a leading venue for automotive and technological innovation.

As electric vehicle (EV) sales continue to climb globally, with a projected 21 percent increase in 2024, Gothenburg’s role in the industry is more pertinent than ever. The city is not only a key player in vehicle manufacturing but also in sustainable practices, boasting initiatives like the Gothenburg Green City Zone which promotes emission-free transport solutions.

“In this election year, we are reminded that although political push-backs exist, technology and the drive for decarbonisation are part of Europe’s DNA. Sweden is a prime example of this, where innovation and development is valued, supported and prevalent,” says Maciej Mazur, President of AVERE – the European Association for Electromobility. “EVS38 is not merely a major event of the e-mobility sector, but also a clear signal that this is a transformation that is both necessary for the environment and the electric revolution. We look forward to meeting with the industry in a city which strongly highlights this change.”

The symposium will cover a vast array of topics from EV policy and charging solutions to propulsion systems and autonomous mobility. With around 300 exhibitors and visitors from 70 countries, the event promises to be a comprehensive showcase of the latest in e-mobility.

“We are proud to be hosting EVS38. Real life test beds and initiatives like Gothenburg Green City Zone, ElectriCity and the Tranzero initiative bring together our innovative industry to create emission- and fossil-free transport solutions in collaboration between the city, academia and institutes. It is a big advantage compared to many other cities, making it easier to organize such a large and important conference as EVS,” says Jonas Attenius, Mayor of Gothenburg.

EVS38 is organized by AVERE and hosted by the city through Business Region Göteborg and Göteborg & Co. As one of Sweden’s main event cities, Gothenburg offers a perfect blend of accessibility and facilities, making it a favorable destination for international conferences.

For more information about the event and updates, visit evs38.org.


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