World's Largest Electric Drive Exposition Announced for EVS-20

Over 100 companies from around the world will exhibit the latest battery, hybrid and fuel cell technology on a 50,000 square foot exposition floor at the Long Beach Convention Center.

Washington, DC—October 2, 2003—The world's largest Electric Drive Exposition will take center stage at EVS-20: Powering Sustainable Transportation, in Long Beach, California from November 15-19, 2003. Over 100 companies from around the world will exhibit the latest battery, hybrid and fuel cell technology on a 50,000 square foot exposition floor at the Long Beach Convention Center. Exhibitors include major auto manufacturers, government agencies, battery, hybrid electric and fuel cell technology developers, energy providers and a host of bike, scooter and low speed vehicle manufacturers. Notable exhibitors include:Washington, DC—October 2, 2003—The world's largest Electric Drive Exposition will take center stage at EVS-20: Powering Sustainable Transportation, in Long Beach, California from November 15-19, 2003. Over 100 companies from around the world will exhibit the latest battery, hybrid and fuel cell technology on a 50,000 square foot exposition floor at the Long Beach Convention Center. Exhibitors include major auto manufacturers, government agencies, battery, hybrid electric and fuel cell technology developers, energy providers and a host of bike, scooter and low speed vehicle manufacturers. Notable exhibitors include:


Honda / Toyota / Ford / General Motors
Nissan / John Deere / Hyundai / Yamaha
Peugeot / DaimlerChrysler / Ballard / Michelin
Panasonic / Hitachi / Dana / E-Bus

EDTA Conferences Chair Ed LaRocque, Toyota's National Manager for Advanced Technology Vehicles, says, "EVS-20: Powering Sustainable Transportation will showcase the breadth and growing diversity of companies and products that comprise the electric drive transportation industry. And, the EVS-20 Exposition is unique as it takes the audience off the show floor and puts them "behind the wheel" of cutting edge battery, hybrid and fuel cell electric vehicles that will be provided for test driving by EVS exhibiting companies." EVS-20 will feature the largest group of battery, hybrid and fuel cell vehicles ever assembled for a "Ride'n'Drive" as part of the Exposition. More than 60 different vehicles will be on hand for test drives, including the following products:

GM Hydrogen-3
Toyota's 2004 Prius Hybrid
Ford Focus FCEVHyundai Santa Fe FCEV
Honda FCX and Civic Hybrid
Nissan FCEV
GM's Silverado Hybrid
Global Electric Motorcar GEM
Dynasty ITToyota Highlander FCEV
EVTI Bikes
Nissan Cube
John Deere FC Demonstrator
WaveCrest Lab Bikes
Vectrix Scooter
Gorilla e-ATV
ITRI Scooter

The EVS-20 Exposition also will be the site of breaking news! EVS-20 organizers have begun to schedule exhibitor press conferences for Media Day, Sunday, November 16, and promise major announcements about new products, program launches and other innovations from the impressive list of exhibiting companies and organizations.

For more information about EVS-20 exhibitors, speakers and the Ride 'n' Drive vehicles, visit www.evs20.org. To register for media credentials, complete the form in the "Press Room" at www.evs20.org.

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