WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA) today announced that registration is open for the 2015 Electric Drive Congress, set for February 10 and 11 in Washington, DC. The event will assemble electric drive industry executives, policymakers and other stakeholders to discuss the outlook for the market and what role policymakers can play in accelerating the electric fleet.
The program will kick off with an open briefing in the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center, with policymakers and industry leaders providing their expert insights on what is ahead for electric drive in the consumer market and policy arenas. A moderated Q&A will follow.
The afternoon Industry & Policy Seminar program, held at the Washington Court Hotel for registrants, will begin with keynote remarks from government leaders, followed by lively discussion with auto, electricity, and infrastructure industry representatives exploring the latest trends in electric drive technology and federal policy. During the second half of the program, experts will discuss key state initiatives and chart the successes of electric drive deployment efforts across the U.S. The final day of the event will feature a Capitol Hill Lobbying Day for the members of the EDTA Board of Directors, who will be meeting directly with members of the House, Senate and Congressional staff to share the electric drive industry's policy priorities at the start of the new legislative session.
"This event reflects the wide cross section stakeholders of working in collaboration to advance electric mobility in the United States." said Genevieve Cullen, Interim President of the Electric Drive Transportation Association. "We will be sharing industry insights into the electric drive market, with key stakeholders and highlighting the economic, environmental and national security benefits of electric drive directly to the policymakers on Capitol Hill."
Program sponsors and speakers will be announced in the coming weeks. For more information, visit www.electricdrivecongress.com
About The Electric Drive Transportation Association
The Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA) is the trade association promoting battery, hybrid, plug-in hybrid and fuel cell electric drive technologies and infrastructure. EDTA conducts public policy advocacy, provides education and awareness, industry networking, and conferences. EDTA's membership includes vehicle and equipment manufacturers, energy companies, technology developers, component suppliers, government agencies and others.
SOURCE Electric Drive Transportation Association