Plugging Into The Reality Of Electric Vehicle Ownership At The Motor Press Guild's September Luncheon

Sep 06, 2012, 16:49 ET from Motor Press Guild

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Motor Press Guild (MPG), the largest automotive media association in North America, will host a diverse panel of experts on Sept. 11 that will discuss the current realities facing EV owners, automakers and infrastructure providers, as well as what's next for the electric car. MPG's September meeting will be held at the Auto Club of Southern California in Costa Mesa.

Panelists include:

Charlie Botsford, Business Development, AeroVironment
Steve Mazor, Manager of the Auto Club Automotive Research Center
Praveen Penmetsa, CEO, Motivo Engineering
Paul Scott, Co-founder, Plug In America

The panel will be moderated by Charlie Vogelheim, a veteran industry analyst and member of the MPG Board of Directors.

"With 35,000 electric vehicles on the road today, 12,000 here in California, this candid discussion will explore the challenges facing electric vehicle owners and manufacturers today, and what we can expect in the future," said Laura Burstein, president, Motor Press Guild. 

Who: Motor Press Guild
What: September Luncheon 
When: Tuesday, September 11, 2012, 10:30 a.m.
Where: Auto Club of Southern California, 3333 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Price: MPG Members: $15;
 Non-Members and Guests: $25.
Cash or check at the door.
Open seating (no reservations).


The Los Angeles-based Motor Press Guild (MPG) is the largest automotive media association in North America with more than 800 members. This non-profit trade guild is dedicated to promoting professionalism in automotive journalism through education and information exchange. Members include journalists from print, broadcast, and online outlets as well as public relations representatives, consumer groups and governmental bodies tied to the automotive industry. The organization hosts regular meetings featuring key figureheads in the auto industry and is widely recognized for its annual Dean Batchelor Award program and annual industry MPG Track Day.

For more information on the Motor Press Guild, please visit, the MPG Facebook page or Twitter @MotorPressGuild. For media inquiries please contact MPG Publicity Chair Brendan Flynn at 310-444-1850 or

SOURCE Motor Press Guild