MICHIGAN MAYOR WELCOMES ELECTRIC & HYBRID VEHICLE TECHNOLOGY EXPO

Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo will join The Battery Show in raising one roof at the green-automotive heart of the USA in Novi, Michigan.

Novi, Michigan, July 26, 2013 – In a personal message to the organizers, Mayor Bob Gatt of Novi, Michigan welcomed Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo to the city alongside The Battery Show this year:


"On behalf of the City of Novi, it is my honor to welcome the Battery Show, the Charging Infrastructure Conference, and Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo to Novi, Michigan. These three events emulate the ever-changing times in which we live, and are devoted to demonstrating state-of-art vehicle technology right here in the automotive capital of the world. We are proud to be a part of your dreams and future"

The shock of the new From September 17-19 Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo will join The Battery Show in raising one roof at the green-automotive heart of the USA in Novi, Michigan. Supported by the well-established publication Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology International, the inaugural Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo will take place at Novi's Suburban Collection Showplace. The show will provide unique industry-specific opportunities for leading automotive and off-highway vehicle engineers, R&D executives, consultants and technical experts to view the latest developments and innovations in alternative powertrain technology in the passenger, commercial and off-highway sectors.

Location, location The attraction of co-locating two closely related top industry shows is self-evident. Think advanced energy storage – think Michigan. Novi is The Battery Show's natural home and the automotive center of the USA. It is therefore the obvious place to locate the leading electric and hybrid vehicle industry event.

Home to 17 advanced battery companies and billions of dollars of investment, Michigan is expected to be making 20% of the world's lithium-ion batteries by 2015. As the sector expands with increased customer interest in pure electric and hybrid vehicle technology, Michigan's share of this growing market will be enhanced, and the state will increasingly benefit. The location of Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo with The Battery Show in Novi will contribute to this expansion.

"The beating heart of the US automotive industry" Event Director, Steve Bryan said today, "We are delighted to bring Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo to Michigan this year. The state really does represent the beating heart of automotive manufacture in the United States and, with the show's technical focus, there isn't a better place for us. The show will co-locate with The Battery Show, the largest energy storage event anywhere outside of Asia, and a show that already attracts a high volume of senior technical personnel from the automotive manufacturers and Tier 1 suppliers."

According to data compiled by Bloomberg, US sales of hybrid, plug-in hybrid and battery-only automobiles rose at least 23% in the first half of the year to more than 287,000; deliveries of full-size pickups climbed 22%."The number of entries in the segment continues to grow," said Alan Baum, principal of Baum & Associates. Prabhakar Patil, CEO of LG Chem Power is similarly upbeat: "We expect steady and significant growth in the demand for electrified vehicles." There has never been a better time for Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo to answer the industry's call to Michigan.

A full spectrum of suppliers from A&D Technology to Zytek are exhibiting at Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo. For example, AeroVironment, a technology solutions provider whose founder, Dr Paul MacCready, championed electric-powered travel both in the air and on the ground.

Current strategies The market for electric and hybrid vehicles is evolving symbiotically with technological developments in the advanced battery sector, as well as in vehicle charging and its associated infrastructure, including supporting apps.

Business leaders who want to take full advantage of supplier innovations serving a rapidly developing industry can now experience all that Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo has to offer, in the perfect location with the ideal established partner, The Battery Show.

Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo will take place September 17-19, 2013 at the Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi, MI, USA.

Media interested in covering the event are invited to register at: http://www.evtechexpo.com/registration/

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