National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week Event - Novi

Day: Thursday, September 18, 2014 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the events page.
Time: 1pm - 2pm
Location: Novi Suburban Collection Showplace Convention Center
46100 Grand River
Novi, MI 48374
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Event Report

There was a lively discussion of the importance of industry stakeholders becoming proactive in the international discussion about the adoption of plug-in vehicles. Additional items of discussion included experiences of a long time Tesla owner, issues surrounding the installation of EVSE's and their evolution. A legal expert addressed the legal implications of the Tesla/dealer debate and the need for people in the industry to support plug-in vehicles. During the event, we had a Tesla with over 43,000 miles on the Battery Conference floor at the Tech Discussion area, Vendors were able to talk with the car owner about his experience. Since the show is an international show with vendors from many countries including China, Germany, Switzerland, Italy and Great Britain, the interest was great and the impact of having a Tesla was important to this event. Comments from conference attendees included many mentioning that the Tesla was the most visited 'booth' at the show.


photo by: Michigan EAA
Larry Tuttle, MEAA; Dan Scherer, Tesla owner, Stuart Irwin, Clipper Creek; Dan Crane, U of M Law School; Tom Bowes, Detroit EITC at the Novi Showcase Battery Expo

Event Description

 

Panel Discussion open to the public at the Novi Battery Show:

Companies Escalating EV Sales through Public Education and Policy Advocacy

Companies in the vehicle battery space are relying on the rapid escalation of EV and hybrid vehicle sales in the coming months and years. With weak sales, there will be a weak industry. There are numerous ways that companies in this arena are helping to promote EV sales through public education and public policy advocacy. Learn about ways that companies can get involved through sponsorship of public events. Also, learn about ways companies are advocating effectively to promote EV consumer incentives, the ability of companies like Tesla to sell their vehicles nationwide, and increased government commitment to EV infrastructure and EV/hybrid fleets.

A free pass for access to the conference floor and panel discussions is available at: http://www.thebatteryshow.com/exhibition/register

Speakers

Larry Tuttle, Michigan Electric Auto Association (Moderator)
Stuart Irwin, Business Operations ManagerClipperCreek, Inc.
Tom Bowes, Assistant Director, Electrical Industry Training Center
Daniel Crane, Associate Dean for Faculty and ResearchUniversity of Michigan Law School

Registered Attendees

There are currently 28 attendees registered.

Expected Plug-In Vehicles

Vehicle Registered
Chevrolet Volt 6
Ford Focus Electric 2
Nissan LEAF 2
Tesla Model S 2
Ford C-MAX Energi 1
Ford Fusion Energi 1
6 Models 14

Registered attendees report 138,461 electric miles driven.

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Nissan LEAF® is the exclusive automotive sponsor of National Drive Electric Week

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