It’s the public night tonight at the Plug-in 2011 Conference and Exposition taking place in Raleigh, North Carolina.
With many mainstream car makers now introducing electric, hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles onto the market, the public have the chance to find out more and get a first look at the latest plug-in technology innovations.
Vehicles scheduled for display include the Chevrolet Volt, 2012 Ford Focus Electric,
Mitsubishi i, Nissan Leaf, Siemens Smart Chopper and the Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid.
There will also be a private screening of ‘Revenge of the Electric Car’ from 7:30 p.m.-9:15 p.m. In this film, director Chris Paine takes his film crew behind the closed doors of Nissan, GM and the Silicon Valley start-up, Tesla Motors, to chronicle the story of the global resurgence of the electric car.
Finally the evening will round up with a Q&A panel discussion (9:15 p.m.-10 p.m.) with scheduled speakers including Chelsea Sexton, consulting producer, Revenge of the Electric Car, Dan Neil, auto columnist, Wall Street Journal. Rob Peterson, manager, Chevrolet Volt & Electric Vehicle Technologies, Mark Perry, director of product planning & strategy, Nissan North America and James Chen, director, public policy & associate general counsel for regulatory affairs, Tesla Motors
All in all the conference runs from July 18-21, 2011 with a series of in-depth discussions about vehicles, components and infrastructure technologies, the results of pilot programs, customer surveys, PEV/PHEV readiness plans and the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for plug-in cars.
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