Coming up in a few weeks is the Plug-in 2008 conference and expo, a three-day event (July 22-24) highlighting the benefits of cars with plugs. The official sessions will deal with related legislation, technology, the business benefits of PHEVs and BEVs. Luckily, if you can't commit to the full conference, there is a one-night stand option.
Public Night at the conference takes place on July 22 between 6 and 9 pm at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center. For a $10 ticket, you can walk through the expo hall and then listen to a panel on "Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles: Transforming Our Transportation and Energy Futures." This panel features three speakers who know a little something, something about plug-in cars: Chelsea Sexton of Plug In America, Dan Reicher of Google.org, and Mark Duvall of EPRI. Find our more here, or click through after the break.

[Source: Plug-In 2008]

PRESS RELEASE

Public Invited to Plug-In 2008 Public Night in San Jose

Event Provides Opportunity to See and Learn About Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles

SAN JOSE, Calif., July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Interested in vehicles with the potential to get 100 miles per gallon? Like the idea of plugging in your car at home instead of filling up at the gas station? Eager to lower your ever-increasing fuel costs and your car's greenhouse gas emissions?

If so, then visit the Plug-In 2008 Conference & Exposition Public Night, taking place Tuesday, July 22 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center, Hall 3 (150 W. San Carlos St., San Jose).

For a $10 fee (tickets must be purchased at the door), attendees can visit the exhibit hall to see plug-in hybrid vehicles and related technology, and hear speakers talk about the potential of plug-ins and electric vehicles, how close they really are to market, and what consumers can do to help accelerate the process.

Here is the Public Night schedule:
-- Exposition hall open: 6 - 7:30 p.m.
-- Panel discussion: 7:30 - 9 p.m.
Scheduled speakers on the "Transforming Our Transportation and Energy Futures" panel:
-- Dan Reicher, Director of Climate Change and Energy Initiatives, Google.org, and former Assistant Secretary of Energy for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy at the U.S. Department of Energy
-- Mark Duvall, Program Manager, Electric Transportation, Electric Power Research Institute
-- Chelsea Sexton, Executive Director, Plug In America, and former General Motors EV1 Specialist

For more information about Plug-In 2008 Public Night, visit http://www.plugin2008.com/conf/?id=conf_public.

Public Night represents one component of the Plug-In 2008 Conference & Exposition, an inaugural three-day international event that will showcase the latest technological advances, market research and policy initiatives shaping the future of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. To learn more, log onto http://www.plugin2008.com/.



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