Launched in 2005, the New Energy Vehicle Association, (NEVA) is a non-profit organization with the objective of promoting the research, development and deployment of electric and other alternative forms of energy vehicles. NEVA organizes the Asia Electric Vehicle Symposium (AEVS) series and bestows the E-Visionary Award upon cities that are leading the charge in electric drive promotion and deployment across the Asia-Pacific. NEVA consists of three regional organizations - the Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA), the Asia Association for Battery, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (AVERE) and the Electric Vehicle Association of Asia Pacific (EVAAP). These three international associations promote new energy vehicle concepts and policies in the Asia-Pacific.