U.S. Energy Official, Indianapolis Mayor to Discuss Electric Vehicle Preparedness

Jun 10, 2013, 21:38 ET from Electric Drive Transportation Association

WASHINGTON, June 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- 

What:  U.S. Department of Energy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy David Danielson, and Mayor of the City of Indianapolis Gregory Ballard will address a gathering of electric drive industry leaders and experts at the 2013 Electric Drive Transportation Association Conference. 

Dr. Danielson and Mayor Ballard will participate as keynote speakers to discuss electric vehicle preparedness, the need to accelerate technology adoption and provide updates on federal and local efforts.

When:  Tuesday, June 11, 2013, 8:30 AM9:30 AM.

Where:  Wardman Park Marriott, 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008.

Details:   May was a record breaking sales month for electric drive technology, and electric vehicles are shifting from market entry to market expansion as the industry reaches new customers with diverse technology options.  Two key officials supporting electrification efforts will address a group of industry leaders tomorrow morning.

Assistant Secretary Danielson is directing U.S. Department of Energy efforts to accelerate electric drive adoption with the goal of energy security.  Meanwhile, Mayor Greg Ballard is taking on the fight against foreign oil at a local level.  Mayor Ballard signed an Executive Order to make Indianapolis the first major city in the United States to pledge to convert its entire municipal non-police fleet to electric or plug-in hybrid vehicles by 2025. 

The Electric Drive Transportation Association will welcome Assistant Secretary Danielson and Mayor Ballard to hear updates on electric drive preparedness from the federal and regional perspectives.  Members of the media welcome.   Learn more about the Electric Drive Transportation Association conference at www.electricdrive.org/edtaconference

About EDTA:
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, and others. For more information about EDTA and its members, visit ElectricDrive.org. For information about owning and operating electric vehicles, please visit GoElectricDrive.com.

About the EDTA Conference:
The premier electric drive event of the year will bring together business, technology, policy, media and academic leaders to provide in-depth understanding and insight into the latest developments and what's ahead for the electric drive industry.  Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard and Dr. David Danielson, Assistant Secretary, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy for the U.S. Department of Energy will kick off the opening plenary on Tuesday.  The conference program is then packed with industry leaders from the entire supply chain, featuring companies such as Ford, Qualcomm, GM, NRG Energy, Dow Chemical and many more.  A Ride, Drive & Charge event will be underway throughout the event, letting attendees take a ride or get behind the wheel of an electric vehicle and learn first-hand how easy it is to charge a plug-in car.   A list of exhibitors, Ride, Drive & Charge schedule a full program can be found on the conference site.   For more information, visit www.electricdrive.org/edtaconference

SOURCE Electric Drive Transportation Association