Will electric vehicles mature and evolve to be mainstream or stay as niche?
Obama and the US government concentrates on industrial policies for development of electric car technologies – so much so that it is one of the White House’s “21st Century Grand Challenges”. With ambitious targets the US government supports domestic development and mass production of the future electric vehicle and electric vehicle battery.
China is also committed to become the world leader with in electric cars. The Chinese government aims at having 500,000 electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids in China by 2015 and 5 million by 2020. The government has identified pilot cities to take the lead in direct aid for the purchase of electric vehicles and the removal of license plate fees for electric cars. The largest deployment of electric buses will be in the city of Dalian, with 600 electric buses from BYD this year and plans another 600 next year.
The Danish Energy Agency is hosting an electric car conference, where international key players in the electric vehicle field will present their views on how the development of electric vehicle technology is proceeding, on the challenges that producing electric vehicles gives the car industry and how car manufactures make business cases on electric vehicles.
At the conference, the US Department of Energy will inform us on how far the US is with improving EV battery technology and making EVs more affordable and present “Everywhere”. Tesla and BYD present their business models and the challenges that EV manufacturers face. AutoCluster.NRW from Germany will go into the changes that the production of EVs entail for the European car manufacture’s supply chain, and the Danish company Insero E-Mobility presents the business potential that e-mobility constitute for Denmark.
We are looking forward to seeing you at the conference. The conference takes place on Thursday May 22 from pm. 13:30 to 16:30 in the Community Hall (Fællessalen) at The Danish Parliament, Christiansborg, in Copenhagen.
Registration is required and is done by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, at the latest Friday May 16. Please state name, company/organization and address.
For more info and the program, click here: Link to program