The Auto Industry is Charging Its Batteries!

Registration is now open for The Business of Plugging In(SM) October 19-21 – The first plug-in electric vehicle conference to be held in Detroit

DEARBORN, Mich., June 23, 2009 /PRNewswire/ – Plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) are on the brink of revolutionizing America’s driving habits and Detroit is at the epicenter of this transformation. The Business of Plugging In(SM), Detroit’s inaugural plug-in electric vehicle conference, October 19-21, at the MotorCity Hotel and Conference Center, is the perfect backdrop to learn what the plug-in revolution means for you.

“As auto manufacturers introduce a wide range of plug-in electric vehicles, there are huge challenges in developing the infrastructure to support them,” said Al Fields, DTE Energy’s economic development manager. “This conference will foster a dialogue among utilities, automakers, suppliers, investors, regulators, researchers and other stakeholders to assess the economic and environmental impacts of PEVs and to create a common understanding of how widespread adoption of electric vehicles might change the landscape of these industries.”

This three-day issues-oriented conference features keynote sessions and panel discussions on such topics as a national strategy to support plug-in electric vehicles, battery technology-from manufacturing to economics- infrastructure developments, creating a PEV – ready workforce, and consumer acceptance. In addition to the conference sessions, exhibits will showcase the latest innovations in PEVs, charging infrastructure, green power generation, Smart Grid applications and other advanced technologies.

If you are interested in presenting, sponsoring or exhibiting at this Conference contact Denise Semon at the Center for Automotive Research, 734.662.1287, via email at

Visit to register and learn more about The Business of Plugging In and how you can get involved.

About the Founding Partners

This conference is made possible through a grant from the Michigan Public Service Commission to DTE Energy, a Detroit-based diversified energy company (, the University of Michigan (, and General Motors Corporation ( The Center for Automotive Research, based in Ann Arbor, Michigan is managing the conference.

Source: ASG Renaissance

CONTACT: Debra Salem of ASG Renaissance, +1-313-565-4700,,
or Lisa Hart of Center for Automotive Research, +1-734-662-1287,

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