EDTA to Hold Capitol Hill Briefing on Changing a Century of Transportation in 10 Years

Apr 12, 2010, 16:43 ET from Electric Drive Transportation Association

WASHINGTON, April 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following advisory was issued today by the Electric Drive Transportation Association:

When:  Wednesday, April 21, 1 p.m.-3 p.m.

What: Electric Drive Transportation Association Capitol Hill Briefing:

Electric Drive Turning Points: Changing a Century of Transportation in 10 Years

Where: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room G50 (1st & C Sts. NE; bounded by Constitution Avenue, Second Street, First Street, and C Street, N.E.)

Why:  EDTA's annual Hill briefing will provide a status report on electric drive vehicles and infrastructure in the U.S. Industry leaders will also share their projections for the next decade and what is needed by industry and government to meet them. The first panel features EDTA members detailing their current electric drive manufacturing investments, vehicle deployments, and grid preparedness efforts. A moderated roundtable discussion follows, with EDTA members focusing on what can be achieved in the next decade with advanced technologies and policies.


Senator Byron Dorgan (D-ND)

Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT)

Panel: Electric Drive Today

Mike Dixon, Product Line Manager, Emerging Markets and Technology, Electrical Sector, Eaton Corporation

Michael Rowand, Director, Advanced Customer Technologies, Duke Energy

Charles Gassenheimer, CEO & Chairman, Ener1, Inc

Don Karner, President and CEO, eTec

Roundtable Discussion:

John Clark, Managing Director, Electric Vehicle Management, GridPoint

Edward B. Cohen, Vice President, Government & Industry Relations, American Honda Motor Co., Inc.

Doug Kim, Director, PEV Readiness Program, Southern California Edison

Tony Posawatz, Vehicle Line Director for the Chevy Volt, General Motors

Tom Stricker, Director, Technical and Regulatory Affairs, Toyota Motor North America

David Vieau, President and CEO, A123 Systems

Brian Wynne, President, Electric Drive Transportation Association (Moderator)

For more information on EDTA, please visit: ElectricDrive.org

SOURCE Electric Drive Transportation Association