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Plug-In 2008
Electric Vehicle
Conference and Exhibition
Exclusive Press Pass Video Coverage

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The Auto Channel is pleased and proud to have been in attendance at this important newsmaking event and to bring you exclusive PRESS PASS video coverage of many of the Keynote Speeches and Exhibitors. We're sure you'll find each of these video segments fascinating and thought provoking. To access the videos click on the links below.

About the Event

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A Short Drive to Tomorrow: Plug-In 2008 Conference & Exposition Inaugural Event Focuses on Plug-In Hybrid Technology, Market Research and Policies

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.

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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.

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“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


Journalist and Engineer Del Coates


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


Luscious Garage at Plug-In 2008

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