(PRWEB) September 04, 2012
EV Update: By 2020, it is forecast that the cost of batteries will have reduced from today’s price range of $500-600 per kilowatt hour (kWh) to a more affordable $200 per KWh. This will signal a U-turn for the electric vehicle industry as the total cost of ownership of the vehicles will be able to rival today’s internal combustion engine vehicles.
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.
Ruthana Foulkes, Director of Research at EV Update said that ‘once the price of batteries reduces and range is increased, all eyes will turn to the other components of the EV ecosystem. Now is the time to prepare and ensure that the other areas of the industry come up to speed and match expectations in 2020 so as not to hinder mass deployment.’ (http://www.evupdate.com/business-models-and-planning-usa/index.php).
Senior-level industry experts including, Nissan, 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 Sept 14th and receive a $400 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
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