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  • Felix Kramer
    Here s information on an event tomorrow morning, conferences next week in MIchigan and Washington State, and reports/links to our presentation at a recent
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 15, 2009
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      Here's information on an event tomorrow morning, conferences next
      week in MIchigan and Washington State, and reports/links to our
      presentation at a recent event. Find links here and at
      http://www.calcars.org/events.html .

      (Shortly after it goes out on email, this posting will also be
      viewable at http://www.calcars.org/news-archive.html -- there you can
      add CalCars-News to your RSS feed.)

      "ASK GM AND CALCARS" ON A WEBCHAT: Pose your questions to Tony
      Posawatz, Chevy Volt Vehicle Line Director and co-chair of the
      Electric Drive Transportation Association, along with Felix Kramer,
      CalCars Founder, for an hour starting Friday, October 16 at 12:30
      Eastern, 9:30 Pacific time. In an encouraging sign of broad interest,
      we expect you'll find it at http://www.AutoBlogGreencom,
      http://www.GreenCarCongress.com, http://www.EVWorld.com and other
      plug-in related sites. You can also be sure it will be easily visible
      at the top of the page at the GM Fastlane blog
      http://fastlane.gmblogs.com/ and the Volt Facebook page
      http://www.facebook.com/chevroletvolt (where you can find links to
      previous Webchats in this series), (While you're at it, check out the
      VoltAge info/social networking site: http://chevroletvoltage.com/.)

      This event is a lead-in to the Detroit Business of Plugging In
      conference next week (more on that below). If you're a journalist or
      blogger who wants to "embed" a link to the event on your site so your
      audience can participate, write us and we'll put you in touch with
      the event organizers.

      FIRST MAJOR CONFERENCE IN MOTOR CITY ON PLUG-IN VEHICLES: The
      Business of Plugging In http://www.pev2009.com , October 19-21 in
      Detroit, is organized by the influential Center for Automotive
      Research http://www.cargroup.org , with support from the Michigan
      Public Service Commission and sponsorship by GM and DTE Energy. The
      event includes a GM Public Day October 21, a ride-and-drive, a
      venture capital workshop. The speaker lineup includes Michigan Gov.
      Jennifer Granholm, former NY Gov. George Pataki, former NATO Supreme
      Commander Gen. Wesley Clark, the Department of Energy's Matt Rogers,
      Bill Ford and many auto industry leaders. At "The Consumer: Who, When
      and Why?" session on market penetration and consumer expectation
      issues, panelists are Think's Richard Canny, CalCars' Felix Kramer,
      GM's Tony Posawatz, US Environmental Protection Agency's Karl Simon,
      and Specialty Equipment Market Association's John Waraniak. The
      conference is sold out, though there is a waiting list.

      BEYOND OIL IN WASHINGTON STATE: The sixth annual Cascadia Project
      TransTech Conference
      http://www.discovery.org/scripts/viewDB/index.php?command=view&id=991&program=Cascadia&isEvent=true
      , October 23-24 at Microsoft's Redmond campus, will include a strong
      focus on plug-in vehicles. Invited speakers include Gov. Chris
      Gregoire, U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell, Reps. Jay Inslee and Norm Dicks,
      US Commerce Sec. Gary Locke, Microsoft's Rob Bernard. See <agenda
      http://www.discovery.org/scripts/viewDB/filesDB-download.php?command=download&id=5751>.
      You can still <register
      http://www.cascadiaproject.org/events/2009.10.23/eventForm-payflow.php>.

      REPORT TO COME ON ROCKY MOUNTAIN INSTITUTE EVENT: RMI's first West
      Coast Symposium, October 1-3, 2009 in San Francisco, <"Reinventing
      Fire http://www.rmi2009.org"> (referring to RMI's roadmap for
      eliminating the use of fossil fuels) included a well-received
      luncheon plenary featuring RMI's National Solutions Council project
      of the year: The Smart Garage's Project Get Ready
      http://www.projectgetready.org to prepare communities to get ready
      for plug-in vehicles. We hope to post some notes from a great event.

      VIEW/HEAR OR READ TRANSCRIPT OF PRESENTATION ON GAS-GUZZLER
      CONVERSIONS: On September 28-30, 2009: Felix Kramer presented at PHEV
      '09 http://www.emc-mec.ca/phev/en/home_en.html , the second Canadian
      conference on "Plug-In Hybrid and Electric Vehicles/Vehicules
      electriques et hybrides rechargables." Canada shows signs of
      evolving at an even faster rate than the U.S. toward plug-in
      vehicles. See http://www.calcars.org/ice-conversions for links to the
      23-slide PDF of "Beyond New Plug-Ins: Fixing Gas Guzzlers" and to
      download mp3 audio and/or a transcript.


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      Felix Kramer fkramer@...
      Founder California Cars Initiative
      http://www.calcars.org
      http://www.calcars.org/news-archive.html
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