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Don't Miss PHEV Day Dec 2 Anaheim at EVS-23: Registration Now Open
Nov 9, 2007 (From the CalCars-News archive)
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The PHEV workshop Sunday Dec. 2, before the International Electric Vehicle Symposium conference Dec 3-5, has an all-star speaker list. In addition to this event and the main conference Mon-Wed conference, there's an exhibition where CalCars PHEV will be at a booth sponsored by Plug-In Partners.

Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle Workshop at EVS-23 Sunday, December 2, 2007, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA

Organized by the Electric Power Research Institute, Southern California Edison, South Coast Air Quality Management District and the Electric Drive Transportation Association.

The PHEV workshop provides the unprecedented opportunity to obtain first hand information from industry leaders about the future of plug-in electric vehicles and where this technology is headed. This hands-on workshop will provide an overview of the current and future plug-in hybrid electric vehicle industry, from infrastructure and commercialization to federal and private initiatives to increase the use of PHEV’s in private and commercial fleets. And, we have secured "top name" influential speakers from around the world. Don't miss your chance to participate in the PHEV workshop, and in EVS-23.

Welcome & Overview: Brian Wynne, President, Electric Drive Transportation Association

Special Guest: Bill Campbell, Supervisor, Orange County and Board Member, South Coast Air Quality Management District

Moderator Greetings: Ed Kjaer, Director of Electric Transportation, Southern California Edison

Overview of PHEVs: Dr. Mark Duvall, Program Manager, Electric Power Research Institute

Development and Demonstration of Commercial-Duty PHEVs: Kevin Beatty, Manager, Hybrid Energy Systems, Eaton

Battery Technology for PHEVs/Overview of CARB Expert Panel Findings: Dr. Fritz Kalhammer, Independent Consultant

Ford Motor Company and Southern California Edison Partnership Nancy Gioia, Director, Sustainable Mobility Technology and Hybrid Vehicle Programs, Ford Motor Company Discussion

Panel and Discussion on Infrastructure and Emissions

  • EPRI and NRDC study on PHEV Pollution and GHG
    reductions: Dr. Eladio Knipping, Senior Technical
  • European Vision for Infrastructure: Rik Bleijs, Electricité de France
  • Utility Industry Value Proposition for PHEVs:
    Dr. Mark Duvall, Program Manager, EPRI
  • Smart Meters, Smart Grid and PHEVs: Paul DeMartini, Director, SCE

    Lunch Break

    Toyota on PHEVs
    Toyota’s Plug-in Hybrid Prius: Yoshitaka Asakura,
    General Manager, Hybrid System Engineering Division, Toyota (invited)

    Panel and Discussion on Incentives for PHEVs

  • New Federal and State Incentives in the US: Genevieve Cullen, Vice President, EDTA and Dean Taylor, Senior Technical Specialist, SCE & the PHEV Coalition
  • Incentives in Monaco for Plug-in Hybrids: Raoul Viora, Director of the Control of the Concessions and Telecommunications Ministry, State of Monaco
  • Overview of Japanese Efforts on Plug-In Hybrids: Professor Hisashi Ishitani, Keio University Discussion
  • 3:00-3:30
    General Motors on Extend Range EV and PHEV programs Larry Nitz, Hybrid Vehicle Director, General Motors Discussion

    Panel Discussion – Government, Automakers and Utilities Moderated by Dr. Matt Miyasato, SCAQMD

  • Ed Kjaer, Director of Electric Transportation, Southern California Edison
  • Nancy Gioia, Director, Sustainable Mobility Technology and Hybrid Vehicle Programs, Ford Motor Company
  • Bill Reinert, National Manager, Advanced Technology Group, Toyota (invited)
  • Dr. Mark Duvall, Program Manager, Electric Transportation, EPRI
  • Al Weverstad, Executive Director, Environment & Energy Public Policy Center, General Motors
  • Ed Wall, Program Manager, FreedomCAR and Vehicle Technologies, U.S. Department of Energy (invited)
  • Roger Duncan, Deputy General Manager, Austin Energy
  • 5:15 Adjourn View the full agenda online at PHEV Workshop Schedule.­evs23/­index.php?tg=articles&idx=More&topics=214&article=1543

    The PHEV Workshop is $150 for EVS-23 delegates and $250 for non-delegates. The full EVS-23 conference program is available at

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