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'Plug-In 2008' Conference to Spotlight Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles

July 21, 2008

SAN JOSE, CA --- Plug-In 2008, a conference and exposition focused on plug-in hybrids, gets underway at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center tomorrow and will wrap up July 24.

Plug-In 2008 will include these highlights:

-- Senior representatives from the automotive manufacturers, high-technology component manufacturers, electric utilities, state and federal government, business and environmental community will articulate their vision for plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs).

-- Exhibitors will showcase the latest innovations associated with PHEVs and supporting electricity infrastructure. Exhibits will include vehicles, batteries, powertrains, smart meters and grid management tools, and vehicle-to-home (V2H) applications.

-- Engineers and scientists will share the most current technical research on PHEVs in areas including batteries, powertrains, electricity grid design, vehicle-grid communication links, vehicle to home (V2H) technology, and future vehicle to grid (V2G) connections.

-- Business analysts and market researchers will discuss the business case for PHEVs, including potential adoption scenarios, customer segments, profit potential, expanded opportunities to store and utilize renewable energy, and investment demands for vehicle manufacturers and utilities.

-- Policymakers will explain how current regulations impact PHEVs and the electricity grid, and how future regulatory mechanisms may accelerate the adoption of PHEVs and development of the necessary electricity infrastructure.

-- Clean-tech entrepreneurs, including renewable energy companies, will outline their ideas to enhance and expand the PHEV market with new technologies for vehicles, communication systems, and the electricity grid.

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