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The Technology Innovations Committee Event

Presented by the NVTC Technology Innovations Committee with Participation by the Green Task Force

September 17, 2009

Green Automotive Technologies Hybrid, Electric, Plug Ins, Bio diesel etc - What will be the standard in ten years, if any?

"Now, the new VW small car is set to make another large evolutionary leap: electric power by 2013, making it the company's first electric vehicle."

"Tesla's dream comes true. Almost"

"Early testing shows Chevy's upcoming Volt achieving 230 MPG in city driving."

These are just some of the most recent announcements or headlines made in the news and reflecting the latest revolutionary trends in the car industry. Of course, there is also a lot of caution, substantiated by statements such as "that the drive to electric vehicles is a marathon rather than a sprint", and pointed to the substantial hype that now surrounds just about any news about the technology."

Also, are we able to demonstrate how such technologies increase profitability and ROI in the automobile business?

During this event you will learn about the latest trends in the car industry. NVTC has invited an elite set of representatives from the automobile industry to talk about the technologies and their feasibilities, social impact and what will be new standards.

Also, you will be able to watch the latest models of some of those cars as we have found some regional car dealers willing to bring their latest show models to this event:
" Brown's Arlington Honda will bring a 2010 Honda Insight Hybrid.
" Criswell Chevrolet was able to get a Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle for this event.
" VW will bring a "wrapped VW Touareg TDI"!

Audio recording of this event:

Moderator: Bruce Mulliken, Editor and Publisher, Green-energy-news

Speakers: David Geanacopoulos,Executive Vice President for Public Affairs and General Counsel ,Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
Rodney Slater,Partner, Patton Boggs and former Secretary of Transportation (President Clinton's administration)
Akili West, Consultant, Shell Diesel
Brian Wynne,President, Electric Drive Transportation Association


Location Sponsor: Patton Boggs

For more information about sponsorships for this event and committee click here.

Patton Boggs
8484 Westpark Drive, 9th Floor
McLean, VA