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Published on July 10th, 2016 | by Zachary Shahan


Join Me In Florida — EV Summit Returns

July 10th, 2016 by  

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Presenting at and covering the EV Transportation & Technology Summit in Cocoa, Florida, last year was a genuine pleasure and very informative. I’m happy to share that (despite my wife’s immigration visa being in limbo for ~9 months longer than it’s supposed to be … and counting) I’ll be presenting at the 2nd annual EV Transportation & Technology Summit in October. Actually, I’ll be giving presentations and moderating panels this time.

The dates are October 17–20, 2016, and the location is again Cocoa, Florida — at the University of Central Florida’s Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC).

The 2016 schedule is filling out with some interesting topics, and I’m sure it will have a great, packed lineup by the time of the event. From the website, here’s a quick rundown of conference topics:

Technology and Planning

  • EV technology workshops
  • EV R&D and the Future
  • Automated and Connected EVs
  • Electric Vehicle Grid Integration
  • EV & CAV Future
  • Driving the Decision, Life-Cycles of EV Transportation
  • EV environmental, social and economic life-cycle assessment

Policy and the Transportation Future

  • EVs and TPOs
  • Transportation’s Direction
  • EV Legislative Perspectives
  • The FAST Act, Funding Future Transportation
  • An OEM’s Perspective

From my experience there last year, I’d say that the event would be interesting for just about any CleanTechnica readers — well, at least the ones who are going to open an article about EVs! But the website highlights the following as targeted attendees:

  • Transportation planners (MPOs, TPOs and DOTs)
  • Planning, design and policy analysis consulting firms
  • Power service providers
  • Governmental and private sustainability managers
  • Large-scale employers
  • Automobile manufactures, dealers and associations
  • Fleet managers

As a refresher, presentations and articles I recorded, wrote, and published from last year’s EV Summit are here:

Whether you live in Florida, California, Oregon, Canada, Mexico, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, or Antarctica, I invite you and hope to see you at this year’s EV Summit — the prices are extremely reasonable.


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About the Author

Zach is tryin' to help society help itself (and other species). He spends most of his time here on CleanTechnica as its director and chief editor. He's also the president of Important Media and the director/founder of EV Obsession and Solar Love. Zach is recognized globally as an electric vehicle, solar energy, and energy storage expert. He has presented about cleantech at conferences in India, the UAE, Ukraine, Poland, Germany, the Netherlands, the USA, and Canada. Zach has long-term investments in TSLA, FSLR, SPWR, SEDG, & ABB — after years of covering solar and EVs, he simply has a lot of faith in these particular companies and feels like they are good cleantech companies to invest in. But he offers no professional investment advice and would rather not be responsible for you losing money, so don't jump to conclusions.

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