Wednesday, Feb 26, 2014 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Metropolitan Atlanta is one of nation’s largest markets for plug-in electric vehicles. As of mid-2013, 52% of American plug-in electric car registrations were concentrated in five metropolitan areas: San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, New York and Atlanta. While over 72,028 all-electric (EV) cars (43.0% of the EV/PHEV market) have been delivered to retail customers between December 2010 and December 2013, more than 95,589 plug-in hybrids (PHEV) have been sold (57.0% of the EV/PHEV market) during the same time period. (Electric Drive Transportation Association.)
What are the key drivers affecting EV and PHEV deployment? Incentives? Infrastructure? Technology? Do EVs and PHEVs fill distinctive segments in this competitive marketplace? What is motivating the consumer to purchase either of these vehicles?
Mark your calendar for the Wednesday, February 26th program. Plan to join a discussion that will be both visionary and pragmatic.
Andrew Lennon, eMobility After Sales Program Manager, Porsche Cars North America (PCNA)
Andrew leads and manages all aspects of the PHEV program as it relates to vehicle and electrical vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) service and support activities for dealers and customers. Andrew and his team are the main dealer contact point within PCNA AfterSales for all issues related to plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.
Before joining Porsche’s PHEV program, Andrew has held various positions within PCNA that include regulatory affairs and technical support as relates to the Porsche product line.
Jules Toraya, Zero Waste Manager, City of Atlanta
Currently, Jules focuses on reducing the environmental impact of waste in downtown Atlanta’s convention district and related operations. Previously he served as a Project Manager for the Center for Transportation (CTE) and the Environment, Clean Cities Atlanta and the City of Atlanta leading the development of the City of Atlanta’s plug-in electric vehicle readiness strategy, and has developed a plug-in electric vehicle readiness workbook for municipalities throughout the Atlanta metropolitan region to implement. His efforts resulted in CTE securing $545,000 from the Department of Energy’s Advanced Vehicle Development Program. He coordinates a local public-private partnership Plug-in Georgia for plug-in electric vehicle outreach and advocacy. Jule’s next project is to repurpose veterans to gain employment developing sustainable transportation systems in conjunction with the renewable energy market VFAI (Veterans Fuel American Innovation).
Greg Crittenden, Founder and CEO, Metro Plug-In
After a 30 year career as a commercial and military pilot, Greg started Metro Plug-In in early 2010 with the idea of contributing, in a small way, to the energy security and independence of the US.
Since that time, Metro Plug-In has grown to become a nationally recognized leader in EV charging station sales and installation expertise. The company has customers throughout the US, including Hawaii, and the Caribbean. In addition, Metro Plug-In is an EVSE (Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment) Industry Specialist as approved and designated by the Eaton Corporation.
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