EDTA Announces Electric Drive Transportation Association Conference 2004

The conference will provide a comprehensive and hands-on forum for information exchange, business venture development, and market forecasting and sales — and will feature electric drive industry experts, policy leaders and academia from around the globe.

Washington, DC—February 20, 2004—The Electric Drive Transportation Association Conference & Exposition 2004: Mobilizing the Market will be held from September 21-23, 2004 in Orlando, Florida. The conference will provide a comprehensive and hands-on forum for information exchange, business venture development, and market forecasting and sales — and will feature electric drive industry experts, policy leaders and academia from around the globe. All symposium, exposition, Ride 'n' Drive, and networking events will take place at the inclusive Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Orlando.


EDTA's conference series has established itself as the premier showcase for emerging electric transportation technologies and related infrastructure. The 2004 event will include plenary sessions featuring key government officials and industry leaders from around the world. Concurrent "track sessions" will feature panel discussions devoted to three primary topics: policy, marketing and market development, and technology. In-depth coverage of electric transportation (battery, hybrid and fuel cell), as well as a series of pre-conference workshops, will provide an educational opportunity unavailable at any other industry event in 2004. Other key elements include an exposition showcasing new and emerging battery, hybrid and fuel cell products, and a vehicle "Ride'n'Drive" of electric drive cars, bikes, scooters and off-road vehicles.

"The EDTA Conference 2004 agenda and activities reflect the growth and change taking place in this exciting industry," stated Ed LaRocque, National Manager of Advanced Technology Vehicles for Toyota Motor Sales, USA and EDTA Conferences Committee Chairman. "This conference provides a showcase for all electric drive technologies-battery, hybrid and fuel cell- and demonstrates how industry is 'mobilizing the market' for widespread use of electric drive."

The Gaylord Palms has the largest in-hotel exposition facility in Florida, featuring 400,000 square feet of available meeting, convention and exhibit space. The resort is conveniently located just minutes from Walt Disney World®, SeaWorld Adventure Park®, and Universal Studios®. The amenities and location ensures that EDTA Conference attendees can plan to enjoy their time outside of a busy conference agenda.

For more information about the EDTA Conference, visit www.edtaconference.com or call EDTA at 202-408-0774.

EDTA is the industry association working to advance electric vehicles and supporting infrastructure through policy, information and communication initiatives in the United States. EDTA is the premier organizer of electric transportation industry events and conferences, and EDTA is pleased to sponsor all international Electric Vehicle Symposia (EVS) held in the Americas, as well as the Electric Transportation Industry Conference series. For more information on EDTA, visit www.electricdrive.org.

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