AVERE (The European Association for Electromobility) is the European association that promotes electromobility and sustainable transport across Europe.
Our Members consist of Companies, Research Institutions, and National Associations supporting and encouraging the use of Electric Vehicles and electromobility across Europe. We currently have 50 active members, including from some of the most successful EV countries like Norway, France, The Netherlands and Belgium. The association is governed by our Board.
Within these Associations, there are close to 2.600 industry members, ranging from SME’s, OEM’s, and other companies with a commercial interest in electromobility and more than 140.000+ EV users. Furthermore, AVERE’s network includes Users of Electric vehicles, NGOs, Associations, Interest Groups, Public Institutions, Research & Development Centres, Vehicle and Equipment Manufacturers and other relevant Companies. This extends beyond Europe into global outreach.
On top of advocacy, AVERE provides its members with a unique forum for exchanging knowledge, experience, and ideas on how to stimulate electromobility throughout Europe. Our Working Groups analyse the most important EV themes. We engage in European and international projects promoting sustainable transportation across the EU and we have often joined other international initiatives to support electromobility.
The Association is a non-profit organization governed by Belgium law.
In 1974, Professor Gaston Maggetto saw electric mobility as an obvious solution to the problems posed by the use of oil in transport. He established a research team and created the Department of Electrical Engineering and Energy Technology – ETEC – at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, the Dutch-speaking university located in Brussels, Belgium.
Ten years later they set up to journey from Brussels to the symposium of electric vehicles of Paris using the latest model of electric vehicle based on their research. It took them 20 hours at a speed of 30km/h but they reached their destination in time for the symposium!
The international cooperative effort that emerged from this experience pushed Professor Maggetto to materialize this cooperation by founding various associations such as AVERE (The European Association for Electromobility).
Today, we keep pursuing Professor Maggetto’s dream through studies, research projects and international collaborations!