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Int'l EDTA Conf/Expo Vancouver Dec. 6-8 expands PHEV focus
Nov 21, 2005 (From the CalCars-News archive)
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The international Electric Drive Transportation Association http://www.electricdrive.org/­ is holding its North American Conference & Exposition 2005 in Vancouver , British Columbia on Tues-Thurs, December 6-8. This is the first year that plug-in hybrids are centrally included in the actual event, rather than being a "related workshop" the day before (details below). It's a great opportunity to hear and meet many of the people most involved with PHEVs. I'll be there from mid-day Dec 7 through Dec. 8, speaking on the 8th.

The entire event is worth attending. The concluding speaker is Barry Penner, Premier of British Columbia. You can see the program from links at http://www.edtaconference.com/­agenda.html

At http://www.edtaconference.com you can see the sponsor list and exhibitor list (both also reproduced at the end of this email). CalCars material will be available at the booth of Electro Energy (we explain our joint project to evaluate industry-standard NiMH batteries for PHEVs at http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/­group/­priusplus/­message/­513).

Here's the program for the Thursday, December 8 "Concurrent Learning" sessions on PHEVs:

Connecting to the Grid: Benefits and Viability of PHEVs In Partnership with EPRI and EV World

9:00 am - 9:30 am Plug-In Hybrid Overview - Potential, Benefits, Impacts, Markets Ed Kjaer, Southern California Edison

9:30 am - 10:15 am
New Federal and State Level Interest in Plug-in HEV
Bob Graham, EPRI
Roger Duncan, Austin Energy

10:15 am - 11:00 am
Daimler Sprinter Van Project
Dominique Portmann, DaimlerChrysler

11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Update on Batteries for Plug-in HEVs
Dr. Mark Duvall, EPRI
Dean Taylor, SCE


2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Update on PHEV Projects
Efrain Orneles, PG&E EPRI UtilityTrouble Truck
Andy Frank, UC Davis, Future Automotive Technology & Engineering
Felix Kramer, CalCars
Mike Saft, Saft America

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Advance Hybrid Vehicle Development Consortium
David West, Raser Technologies
Brian Stokes, Pacific Gas & Electric
Richard Smith, Maxwell Technologies
Sankar Das Gupta, Electrovaya


CONFERENCE SPONSOR PARTNERS
American Public Power Association BC Hydro BC Transit California Electric Transportation Coalition Canadian Urban Transit Association Edison Electric Institute EV World Fleet Challenge/Fraser Basin Initiative Fuel Cells Canada Government of British Columbia HybridCars.com Power Technology Alliance South Coast Air Quality Management District U.S. Air Force APTO U.S. Army TARDEC U.S. Department of Energy U.S. Department of Navy


EXHIBITORS listed as of Nov. 18 at http://www.edtaconference.com/­exposition_floorplan.html

Advanced Hybrid Vehicle Development Consortium Advanced Transportation Technology Institute American Honda Motor Co. Analytic Systems Azure Dynamics Ballard Power Systems Boshart Engineering, Inc. BC Transit Cobasys CT&T Co. Ltd Delta-Q Technologies Dynasty Electric Car Company e-Power Synergies Electric Drive Transportation Association Electro Energy Inc. Electrovaya Fuel Cells Canada Global Electric Motorcars Globe Foundation of Canada Lexus Michelin North America National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium Opal-RT Technologies Q Electric Raser Technologies Ridek Corp. Saft SatCon Power Systems Toyota U.S. Department of Energy, Advanced Vehicle Testing UQM Technologies

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