EDTA to organize Electric Vehicle Symposium in Los Angeles in May

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EDTA to organize Electric Vehicle Symposium in Los Angeles in May

By Greentech Lead America: The Electric Drive
Transportation Association (EDTA), the U.S. association dedicated to advancing
electric drive technologies, announced the 26th International Electric Vehicle
Symposium will be held at Los Angeles at the L.A. Convention Center on May 6 –
9, 2012.  

More than 100 exhibitors, 200 presenters, and
approximately 3,000 electric drive industry leaders, government representatives
and energy officials are expected to participate in the event.

“EVS26 is the largest global event showcasing
electric drive technologies and we will hear from the preeminent experts on
trends in the industry and its continuing growth. This event will provide
attendees a complete look at the rapid progress we are making in vehicles,
batteries and charging, and highlight the latest in public policies, best
practices and consumer choice,” said Brian Wynne, president of the EDTA. 

Plenary Speakers will share their outlook on the progress and future prospects
of the international electric drive industry, plus the benefits of adopting
these technologies. The plenary sessions involve a robust discussion of the
global growth and benefits of electric vehicles (EVs) with prominent industry

At the event about 175 education sessions will cover topics in five tracks.
Themes of some of the sessions include: Expanding the EV market in Los Angeles;
Reducing range anxiety; Simplifying charging of electric vehicles; Building a
smart grid for EVs; Energy savings and cost projections for EVs; and EV cities
of the future.

More than 100 global companies will display electric vehicle technologies on
the show floor, GM, Honda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Toyota and others will provide
vehicles for test drives. Several companies will also provide charging
stations, including: AeroVironment, Evatran, and Qualcomm Halo.


In addition, a “Ride, Drive, & Charge” event will be held for
attendees to gain hands-on experience with electric vehicles. EDTA presents the
symposium under the auspices of the World Electric Vehicle Association and in
partnership with AVERE (the European Association for Battery, Hybrid and Fuel
Cell Electric Vehicles) and the Electric Vehicle Association of Asia Pacific

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