Advancing the Deployment of Electric VehiclesOctober 2 | 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM (add to my calendar)
The speakers for this event are:
• Henry Connelly, Communications Director, Office of Rep. Janice Hahn (D-CA)
• Patrick Davis, Vehicle Technologies Program Manager, U.S. Department of Energy
• Genevieve Cullen, Vice President, Electric Drive Transportation Association
• Edward Kjaer, Director of Plug-In Electric Vehicle Readiness, Southern California Edison
• Jim Bruce, Vice President, Corporate Public Affairs, UPS
In 2011, sales of the Chevrolet Volt, Nissan Leaf and other PEVs passed 17,000 domestically, and more than 25,000 have been sold in 2012 through August. This outpaces the introduction of hybrid vehicles a decade ago, when 30,000 hybrids were sold in their first two years of availability. Supported by a federal tax credit and consumer education efforts, annual hybrid sales quickly soared to 200,000 in 2005 and 350,000 in 2007, leading to more than one billion gallons of fuel saved to date. Hybrids were rapidly adopted once the initial unease over the new technology had subsided.
To achieve similar success, PEVs will need to overcome additional market barriers that include "range anxiety" and charging-related issues. Financial incentives, including the federal tax credit and utility rate modification plans, together with education efforts and a national build-out of charging infrastructure, are helping consumers and fleet managers become more comfortable with PEV technology. Investments in accelerated PEV deployment allow the country to take greater advantage of electricity as a cleaner, less expensive fuel, keeping energy dollars in the national economy and fostering American innovation.
This event is free and open to the public. No RSVP required.
For more information, contact John-Michael Cross at firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 662-1884.
Washington, DC 20003