Conference and Exhibition
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About the Event
At a time of record oil and gas prices, and increasing concerns about energy security and climate change, the Plug-In 2008 Conference & Exposition opened in San Jose, Calif., to showcase the latest technological advances, market research and policy initiatives shaping the future of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) – a future that’s just a short drive away.
The three-day international conference brings together automotive manufacturers, component suppliers, electric utilities, government agencies, academia, the environmental community and others to address the most current technical research, the business case for PHEVs, the impact of current policies and regulations, and clean-tech entrepreneurs’ ideas to enhance and expand the PHEV market. In addition, the exposition floor features approximately 35 exhibitors displaying plug-in and pure electric vehicles, as well as the latest innovations associated with PHEVs and supporting electricity infrastructure.
“With the California Air Resources Board now requiring automakers to produce for the state’s roads either 25,000 zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) by 2014 or about 7,500 ZEVs and 58,000 PHEVs – requirements with national implications – this is the right time for a gathering with a focus on plug-in technology that represents one of the most viable near-term ways to get to a greener future,” said Tom Turrentine, director of the Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle Research Center at the University of California, Davis (one of the Plug-In 2008 event organizers).
Press Pass Video Coverage
OVERVIEW OF PLUG-IN 2008
Steve Specker, President & CEO EPRI
Peter Schwartz, Global Business Network
Jonathon Lauckner, Vice President, GM
Nancy Gioia, Ford Motor Company
James Boyd, California Energy Commission
Dan Sperling, California Air Resources Board
Andy Grove, Former Chairman & CEO, Intel
Dr. Andy Frank, UC Davis
Jim Kelly, VP, Southern California Edison
Mark Duvall, Program Manager, EPRI
The Good News about Plug-ins, with Mark Duvall, EPRI
Bad Boy Buggies, 4WD plug-ins
Enhanced Vehicle Acoustics, new sounds for quiet hybrids
ZAP! a tour of their EVs
Green Transporters a product tour
A123 Hymotion all about converting to plug-in