The Networked EV 2011 Conference October in San Francisco
Greentech Media has announced The Networked EV 2011: Smart Grids and Electric Vehicles on October 20, 2011 in San Francisco, CA. The Networked EV 2011 will bring together the thought leaders of the electric vehicle, smart grid, and utility markets.
Major changes in the electric vehicle landscape have taken place since last year’s conference. The Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt have been unveiled, the Obama Administration has promised a transition to electric fleet vehicles, and the Bay Area continues on its path to become the “Electric Vehicle Capital of the U.S.” This year’s conference will bring together players involved in all of these initiatives, as well as those shaping the future of industry.
The Networked EV 2011 will also draw on research by David J. Leeds, who heads the Smart Grid practice at GTM Research. Leeds, who has authored a report by the same name as the conference, has said that this year marks a turning point for electricity as a transportation fuel for passenger vehicles. The conference will focus on themes from his report, including the traditional hot-button issues of transformer build-out, advanced metering, and charging infrastructure, as well as emerging smart grid solutions for the EV market. These solutions include communications standards and protocols that act as the “digital handshake” between the grid and the EV.
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