EV Update Launch Competition to Discover the Tech and Business Developments Required to Increase Uptake in the USA in 2013

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EV Update has launched a competition to identify the biggest advances that need to be made (aside from the battery) to increase consumer uptake and make EVs ‘Easy-to-Use’. The three winners will receive a complimentary pass EV Business Models & Planning USA 2012 Conference (Dec 4-5, Novi, MI), with all other entrants eligible to purchase a half-price ticket.

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EV Update conferences are very wel l organized and all the speakers are well prepared leaders in their field

Earlier this year McKinsey predicted that the cost of batteries would drastically reduce by 2020, making EVs more competitive and able to achieve higher market penetration.

However, for industry players to turn a sustainable profit from EVs, there are many other aspects of the industry that are not yet up-to-scratch.

To be in with a chance of winning, entrants need to answer the following question by 5pmPST on Wednesday (Oct 17): Aside from the battery, what is the most important tech. development or business model that needs to happen to kick start EV uptake? If you can add what needs to occur in the industry for these advances to be made you’ll get bonus points. Answers to be emailed to:rfoulkes(at)evupdate(dot)com

Answers can be as radical or as pragmatic as they like but only a short paragraph is needed.

NB: Winners will be announced on Friday Oct 19 and answers only need to be one short paragraph.

EV Business Models & Planning USA 2012 will focus on discussion topics that will ensure all other components of the industry are geared up and able to align with these forecasts. Ensuring the grid is able to be managed, rate structures have been put into place, marketing strategies have been devised and cities are equipped to allow EVs to be as ‘easy to own’ as fossil fuel vehicles.

Senior-level industry experts including, Ford, Coulomb Technologies, Mitsubishi, Coda Automotive, Michigan Clean Cities, , Car Charging Inc, City of San Diego and many more, will address key EV industry challenges such as:

  •     Discuss whether Govt. funding is best placed for purchase subsidies or R&D
  •     Increase EV range through technology consolidation and innovation
  •     Integrate location and charging intelligence into fleet management solutions
  •     Discuss the optimum suite of telematics services such as eco-mapping and charging reservation
  •     Look at energy storage options, management services and V2G technologies to stabilize the grid

With exclusive case studies, 150+ executive delegates, 25+ senior-level telematics speakers and 18+ businesses-focussed sessions, EV Business Models & Planning USA 2012 is the leading business & planning focussed forum to unite the entire electric vehicle industry. Attendees will be able to do business face-to-face with auto OEMs, utilities, leading cities, investors, charging network operators to name a few areas of the ecosystem that will be in attendance.

Volkswagen attests, “Companies at the show are those joining together in partnership to make it a success”.

Portland General Electric agrees, “EV Update conferences are very wel l organized and all the speakers are well prepared leaders in their field”.

For the complete EV Business Models & Planning USA 2012 conference program and speaker line-up, access the e-brochure at http://www.evupdate.com/business-models-and-planning-usa/conference-event-brochure.php, or contact the EV Update team at business(at)evupdate(dot)com.

Register before November 9th and receive a $100 discount off your pass price. Join 150+ senior delegates, via the secure link below: https://secure.firstconf.com/evupdate/business-models-and-planning-usa/register.php

About EV Update:
The motto of EV Update is simple. We are in the business of providing high-level business intelligence and networking solutions in the form of exclusive B2B conferences & exhibitions, reports, news, analysis and webcasts for the rapidly expanding global electric vehicle industry. Our conferences, news, analysis and reports are thoroughly researched, and we strive to raise the quality threshold with every conference, content or report that we produce.

Ruthana Foulkes
Project Director | EVUpdate
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E: rfoulkes(at)evupdate(dot)com
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