The Electric Drive Industry’s Highest Honor: The E-Visionary Award

The World Electric Vehicle Association (WEVA) recognizes leaders as “E-Visionaries” for their use of clean, efficient and sustainable modes of transportation, and for making electric drive a reality in the everyday lives of their citizens.  E-Visionary award recipients are examples for communities around the world to emulate.

E-Visionary recipients have placed high expectations on electric drive technology in terms of investment and performance, and most likely have overcome formidable challenges to implement their forward-thinking plans. The tremendous benefit and impact of electric drive has been realized because of strong policy leaders who have charted a course to incorporate these new, clean and efficient technologies in a variety of applications.  E-Visionaries recognize the advantages that electric drive provides, and have done tremendous work to ensure that their cities thrive while leaving a much lighter ‘footprint’ on the environment. Each has demonstrated long-term thought and concern for the health of their cities and inhabitants by choosing electric drive as a means to achieve better air quality and increased fuel economy for their fleets.

E-Visionary recipients are nominated by the three members of the World Electric Vehicle Association: the Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA) in North America, the European Electric Road Vehicle Association (AVERE), and the Electric Vehicle Association of the Asia Pacific (EVAAP).  The E-Visionary Award is presented during the global Electric Vehicle Symposium (EVS) event, which is held on a rotating schedule in North America, Europe and Asia. 

E-Visionary History:

2013 (EVS27, Barcelona, Spain)


The City of Malaga, Spain, Represented by Francisco de la Torre Prados, Mayor of Malaga


Islas Goto, Japan, Represented by Motoki Nakano, Deputy Mayor of the Goto Islands


The City of Indianapolis, USA, Represented by Gregory Ballard, Mayor of Indianapolis


2012 (EVS26, Los Angeles, California, USA)


The City of Los Angeles, USA, Represented by Mr. Antonio R. Villaraigosa, 41st Mayor of the City of Los Angeles.


The City of Lisbon, Portugal, Represented by Mr. Tiago Farias, Vice President of Lisbon Mobility and Parking Company, on behalf of the Mayor of Lisbon.


The City of Seoul, Korea.


2010 (EVS-25, Shenzhen, China)


The City of Shenzhen, China, Represented by Mr. Xu Qin, Mayor, Shenzhen Municipal Government.


The City of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Represented by Maarten Linnenkamp - Programme Director Air Quality Improvement Department - City of Amsterdam, on behalf of Mayor of Amsterdam Mr. Eberhard van der Laan


The State of Oregon, USA, Represented by Tim McCabe – Director of Business Oregon, on behalf of the State of Oregon and Governor Ted Kulongoski.

2009 (EVS-24, Stavanger, Norway)

The City of London, England, Represented by Mark Poulton, Vehicle Emissions Technology Manager, Low Emission Zone, Transport for London, on behalf of Mayor Boris Johnson

The Osaka Prefecture, Japan, Represented by C.C. Chan, President, EVAAP, on behalf of Governor Toru Hashimoto

The City of Seattle, Washington, USA, Represented by Brian Wynne, President, EDTA, on behalf of Mayor Gregory J. Nickels

2007 (EVS-23, Anaheim, California)

The City of Bordeaux, France, Represented by Monsieur Philippe Larrieu, Consulate General of France in Los Angeles, on behalf of Alain Juppé, Mayor of Bordeaux

The City of Pondicherry, India, Represented by Dr. Prasad Gade, Deputy General Manager – Hybrid Electric/Fuel Cell Vehicles, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., R&D Center

Mexico City, Mexico, Represented by Armando Quintero, Secretary of Roads and Transports of Mexico City, on behalf of Marcelo Ebrard Casaubon, Mayor of Mexico City

2006 (EVS-22, Yokohama, Japan)

Mission for Sustainable Development, Monaco, Represented by Bernard Fautrier,
Minister, Head of Mission to the Prime Minister for Sustainable Development, Monaco

The Government of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, Represented by Stephen Brydon, Senior Policy Advisor, Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, Government of British Columbia, Canada

Kathmandu Electric Vehicle Alliance, Kathmandu, Nepal, Represented by Bibek Chapagain, In-Country Coordinator, Kathmandu Electric Vehicle Allicance

2005 (EVS-21, Monaco)

The City of San Francisco, California, USA, Represented by Rick Ruvolo, Manager, Clean Air Program, Department of the Environment, City and County of San Francisco
The City of Beijing, China, Represented by Shen Xiang, Vice Director, Office of Advanced Manufacture, Technology, Beijing Municipal Science & Technology Commission
The City of La Rochelle, France, Represented by Jacques Mollard, General Manager of Technical Services, La Rochelle
2005 (EDTA Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia)

British Columbia, Canada, Represented by the Honorable Barry Penner, Minister of Environment of British Columbia

2004 (EDTA Conference, Kissimmee, Florida)

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Represented by Alan Bedwell, Deputy Secretary

2003 (EVS-20, Long Beach)

The City of Los Angeles, California, USA, Represented by the Honorable Brian Williams, Deputy Mayor of Los Angeles

The City of Yokohama, Japan, Represented by the Honorable Hiroshi Nakada, Mayor of Yokohama,

The City of Reggio Emilia, Italy, Represented by the Honorable Antonella Spaggiari, Mayor of Reggio Emilia

2002 (EDTA Conference, Hollywood Beach, Florida)

Martin County, Florida, USA, Represented by Sheriff Robert L. Crowder