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USA: Electric Vehicle Symposium in Los Angeles Features Top Speakers

What: Electric Vehicle Symposium in Los Angeles
Features Hundreds of Expert Industry Speakers, Exhibits and
Public Ride, Drive & Charge
When: Sunday, May 6 – Wednesday, May 9
Where: Los Angeles Convention Center
— A “Ride, Drive, & Charge” event will be open to the
public on Sunday, May 6 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday, May 7
from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Tuesday, May 8 from 9:30 a.m. to
6:00 p.m. Participants can gain hands-on experience with more than
20 electric vehicles as well as learning how to use different
types of electric vehicle chargers. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5
for children, free for children under age 5.
— Opening Plenary on Monday, May 7 at 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.,
speakers include:
— Bob Carter, group vice president and general manager at Toyota
Motor Sales;
— Ted Craver, chairman, president and CEO of Edison
— Daryl Dulaney, president and CEO of Siemens
— Mac Heller, executive chairman with CODA
— M.H. Kim, vice president of battery research at LG
— Tony Posawatz, vehicle electrification director at GM;
— Miguel Pulido, governing board member of South
Coast Air Quality Management District and Mayor of Santa Ana,
— David Sandalow, assistant secretary of Energy for Policy and
International Affairs of the U.S.
Department of Energy;
— J. B. Straubel, chief technical officer for Tesla
— Antonio Villaraigosa, Mayor, City
of Los Angeles;
— Chris Woodyard, reporter with USA
Today (plenary moderator); and
— Brian Wynne, president of the Electric
Drive Transportation Association.
— Toyota will reveal the all new RAV4 Electric Vehicle on Monday,
May 7 at 12:00 p.m. in the West Hall of the Los Angeles
Convention Center.
— GoElectricDrive Plenary on Wednesday, May 9 at 10:00 a.m. –
11:30 a.m., speakers include:
— Scott Cronce, chief technology officer for Electronic
— Dean Devlin, producer and screenwriter;
— Bob Lutz, president & CEO of Lutz Communications and retired vice
chairman of GM;
— Simon Marks, president and chief correspondent for Feature
News Story (plenary moderator); and
— Andy Palmer, executive vice president for Nissan.
Note: The 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. session will be webcast live at
— Education Sessions and Dialogues with Experts
About 175 education sessions will cover topics in five tracks
featuring experts from electric drive industry companies,
government, research institutions and more. As a sampling,
speakers will represent AeroVironment,
Motor Company, GM,
Motors, Nissan,
Motors, Southern
California Edison, Siemens,
Davis, the U.S.
Department of Energy, Volkswagen
and more. Topics include:
— Expanding the electric vehicle (EV) market in Los Angeles;
— Simplifying charging of electric vehicles;
— Building a smart grid for EVs; and
— Energy savings and cost projections for EVs.

About EDTA: The Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA) is the preeminent trade association representing battery, hybrid, plug-in hybrid and fuel cell electric drive technologies and infrastructure. EDTA conducts public policy advocacy, education, industry networking, and international conferences. EDTA’s membership includes vehicle and equipment manufacturers, energy companies, technology developers, component suppliers, government agencies and others. For more information about EDTA and its members, visit For information about owning and operating electric vehicles, please visit

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