Plug-In 2011 Conference & Exposition Draws Near

By · June 20, 2011

Raleigh Convention Center

Plug-in 2011 will be held at the Raleigh Convention Center, in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Nowhere else will industry stakeholders have a more complete, more open and more direct dialogue about plug-in hybrid and electric transportation than at the Plug-In 2011 Conference & Exposition (www.plugin2011.com), taking place July 18-21 in Raleigh, N.C.

With plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles from original equipment manufacturers now on the market, representatives from automotive manufacturers, component suppliers, electric utilities, government agencies, academia and the environmental community will find Plug-In 2011 an ideal setting to share best practices, advance policies, hear from industry leaders and see the latest innovations associated with plug-in and electric transportation technology on the exposition floor.

The agenda for Plug-In 2011 includes three high-level plenary sessions, plus 21 breakout sessions with working experts on vehicle, component and infrastructure technologies; results of pilot programs; customer surveys; PEV/PHEV readiness plans; and the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. In addition, for the first time, the event this year will include an attendee ride-n-drive, scheduled for Monday, July 18, from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The agenda is available at www.plugin2011.com/agenda.

Plug-In 2011 also will feature two pre-conference workshops – one on plug-in vehicle readiness for communities/agencies/companies, and the other focused on how educators can create career pathways in the industry for students – and a public night.

The always-popular exposition floor, showcasing vehicles, supporting electricity infrastructure and much more, already includes more than 45 confirmed exhibitors. Vehicles scheduled for display (subject to change) include the Chevrolet Volt, 2012 Ford Focus Electric, Nissan LEAF, Mitsubishi i, Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid Vehicle, Siemens Smart Chopper and more. To see the full list of exhibitors, visit www.plugin2011.com/floorplan.

Plug-in 2011 will build on the first three conferences in the series, held in San Jose, Calif. (2008), Long Beach, Calif. (2009), and back in San Jose (2010). Plug-In 2010 drew record attendance of more than 700 attendees, 100 media and more than 40 exhibiting companies. Public Night attracted a record 1,300 local consumers.

The Electric Power Research Institute is the lead organizer for Plug-In 2011, with Progress Energy and Duke Energy as local organizers. For more information and to register, visit www.plugin2011.com.

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