Electric Vehicle Conversion Industry Gets Its Own Gathering
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO--July 7, 2011: EVTV, producers of the highly successful weekly "Friday Show", announced the Electric Vehicle Conversion Convention (EVCcon) to be held in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, September 21 -- 25, 2011.
Originally proposed as a small gathering of EVTV viewers, the concept grew into more of a convention within two weeks of the announcement due to the number of early registrants. Currently three days of continuous educational sessions are planned with speakers on battery chemistries, charging techniques, controllers, motors and drive train, instrumentation, weight and balance considerations and more.
Chris Paine, producer of "Who Killed The EV" will be a featured speaker. George Hamstra of Netgain Motors will keynote the event with a presentation on Future Trends in Transportation.
Nearly a hundred electric vehicle builders have signed up for the event already with some 25 vehicles on the roster as of June 20. As such, it already looks like the largest convention of electric vehicle conversions ever assembled.
"I guess it just wanted to happen" said Jack Rickard, producer of the popular weekly video, the Friday Show. "We mentioned it in one of the videos and immediately received registrations from New Zealand, Europe, and all over the U.S. At this point, we're planning for 400-500 attendees and about 100 cars."
EVTV produces the weekly "Friday Show" an independent and fresh perspective for the enthusiast EV community: professional converters, niche manufacturers, University build teams, and enthusiast builders. EVTV has a focus on the conversion of existing classic and custom cars to electric drive and the entrepreneurial development of new vehicle forms with a very hands-on how-to format.