WASHINGTON, May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA) announced today the latest lineup of speakers for the 2014 EDTA Conference and Annual Meeting (www.edta2014.com) from May 19-21in downtown Indianapolis, including Formula E Founder and CEO, Alejandro Agag.
"As we shift from market rollout to market expansion, our industry is heading to the city that has helped define automotive excellence in the US for over a century," said EDTA President Brian Wynne. "This event will bring together the innovators that are building on automotive legacies while paving the way for greater electrification across the globe. Alejandro Agag is one such visionary, showing the world that electric vehicles aren't just clean – they're also fast, fun to drive and thrilling to watch in action."
Formula E is a new FIA championship and the world's first fully-electric racing series. The series will kick off in September 2014 and run through June 2015. Races will take place in the heart of 10 of the world's leading cities - including London, Beijing and Buenos Aires.
Wynne continued, "The electric drive market is strong and growing with rapidly expanding vehicle and technology options coming to market, dynamic sales and fast-growing infrastructure. Highlighting this new racing series and holding our event during the Indy500 race week truly captures the energy and excitement of our industry."
The entire list of speakers for the event can be found at www.edta2014.com.
Attendees include automakers, utilities, battery and equipment manufacturers, suppliers, government partners and end users. #EDTA2014 will provide a forum for industry to discuss key topics such as technology advances and electric vehicle consumer adoption, while end users can network with transportation solution providers. This is your best opportunity in 2014 to hear from and meet with leaders from across the entire electric drive value chain. To exhibit, sponsor or register for the conference, visit www.EDTA2014.com.
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, education, 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