EVS36 — 36th Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exposition
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Driving the Transition to E-Mobility

Call for Abstracts

(The Call for Abstracts is now closed. For preparation and upload of final papers, please see instructions in the “Final Paper” section below.)

Under the theme “Driving the Transition to E-Mobility,” we invite abstract submissions for the 36th Electric Vehicle Symposium & Exposition, being hosted by EDTA on June 11-14, 2023 in the City of Sacramento, California, USA.

As an annual gathering of the world’s EV experts, EVS36 features cutting-edge research and showcases innovative technologies and market developments. This is your opportunity to serve as a presenter in the EVS36 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 EVS36, 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 EVS36 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 EVS36 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: Friday, November 18, 2022.

Final Paper Upload Deadline: March 24, 2023

Abstract Submission

(For final paper upload instructions, see the “Final Paper” section below.)

The submitting author must be the abstract presenter. All abstracts must be submitted as PDF files, formatted per the official EVS36 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 (Word or LaTeX format) and complete your abstract, carefully following the template formatting guidelines (maximum 700 – 1,000 words). Once completed, save as a PDF file. 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 + photo and biography (max 150 words)
  • 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.


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

A.01 – Light-duty vehicles

A.02 – Medium and heavy-duty vehicles

A.03 – Micro mobility, including two- and three-wheel vehicles

A.04 – Public transportation, including electric buses

A.05 – Non-road vehicles, including construction equipment, water and air applications

A.06 – Shared transportation applications

A.07 – Autonomous driving

A.08 – Other vehicle technology and applications, including military

B.09 – Conventional hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs)

B.10 – Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs)

B.11 – Battery electric vehicles (BEVs)

B.12 – Fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs)

C.13 – Battery technology

C.14 – Fuel cell technology

C.15 – Propulsion systems (motors & power electronics)

C.16 – Telematics and auxiliary electric drive systems

C.17 – Supply chain analysis: materials, manufacturing, recycling & re-use

D.18 – Conductive charging infrastructure (Level 1, Level 2 and DC fast charging)

D.19 – Ultra-fast charging infrastructure

D.20 – Hydrogen fueling infrastructure

D.21 – Charging/refueling standardization and interoperability

D.22 – Wireless charging infrastructure (static & dynamic)

D.23 – Rural driving needs

D.24 – Equity and underserved community infrastructure

D.25 – Commercial fleet infrastructure

D.26 – Infrastructure deployment case studies

E.27 – Demand management

E.28 – Automotive format batteries in energy storage

E.29 – Grid implications of DC fast charge and ultra-fast charging

E.30 – V2G, V2X and connectivity advances

E.31 – Utility project deployment case studies

F.32 – Industry electrification goals and market initiatives

F.33 – Consumer demand growth, including education, demonstration and motivation analysis

F.34 – Implications of GHG reduction goals on market development

F.35 – Fleet vehicle deployment case studies

G.37 – International initiatives

G.38 – National/Federal policies

G.39 – State/Provincial/Regional policies

G.40 – Municipal policy and local partnerships

G.41 – Government project deployment case studies

G.42 – National security

G.43 – Energy security

H.44 – Environmental benefits of EVs and E-mobility

H.45 – Addressing climate change

H.46 – Equity and universal access in electric transportation systems

H.47 – Public health benefits

Important Dates

September 13, 2022Abstract submission opens
November 18, 2022Submission deadline for abstracts
December 21, 2022Notification of acceptance and assigned presentation format
February 10, 2023Deadline for registration and payment by presenters of accepted abstracts
March 24, 2023Submission deadline for final papers

Official Language

Abstracts must be submitted in English. All presentations at EVS36 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 at EVS36secretariat@jpdl.com.

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 21, 2022. 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 EVS36 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. Dialogue presentations will be in digital format and shown on large screen through scheduled, 15-minute talks by the authors in one of the two official dialogue sessions. The digital file for your dialogue session presentation will also be available for viewing by delegates on multiple platforms. 


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 10, 2023.

Final Paper

Authors of accepted abstracts will be required to submit a final paper by March 24, 2023.

Steps for Final Paper Upload

  1. Consult the instructions provided in the Final Paper Guidelines.
  2. Using the official Final Paper template available as a download in Word and LaTeX prepare the final paper and save the work in PDF format.
  3. Login to the abstract submission site.
  4. Go to the Submissions tab and select the presentation title.
  5. Scroll down to “Final Paper Upload” section, and upload your final paper.
  6. Enter the five (5) requested keywords.
  7. Use the “Save & submit” button to finalize the upload.

Please note that the abstract will show again as “complete” once the above steps are completed.

You will receive a message to confirm the upload.


Your abstract will be published in the EVS36 mobile app and web program. Your final paper will be published in the EVS36 conference proceedings. Subject to an additional publishing fee, authors may also choose to have their final papers published by the Electric Drive Transportation Association in an open-access Zenodo repository under a Creative Commons license. Authors will be notified of this process following EVS36.

Select papers, as per recommendation by members of the EVS36 program review committee, will be published in the World Electric Vehicle Association (WEVA) Journal (ISSN 2032-6653). This journal is an indexed, scholarly publication issued quarterly online by MDPI, a publisher of peer-reviewed, open access journals.