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PRIUS+ in Seattle and Wenatchee Mon-Tues Nov.14-15
Nov 8, 2005 (From the CalCars-News archive)
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CalCars Founder Felix Kramer and Technology Lead Ron Gremban are driving North. (Sorry that the quick trip means we can't stop in Oregon.)

Monday, Nov. 14, we'll be in Seattle (sponsors and details to come): 11:30 Arrive downtown 12:30 Press conference -- more information about participants will follow 2:00 South Seattle Community College public event with students followed by a smaller event with community and business leaders. FAVOR: In the land of Microsoft, Amazon, Boeing, etc., we hope to show our car to entrepreneurs who may want to get involved, as well as philanthropists who might support CalCars' non-profit efforts. (Please send names of people who should be invited to mporter@... with a copy to info@...)

Monday night we head three hours East, across the Cascade Range, for The Advanced Vehicle Initiative, whose goal is to "establish the North Central Washington region as a center for research and design, production prototype testing, training, demonstrations, maintenance and manufacturing activities for advanced vehicles and fuels." Here's the program:

The Advanced Vehicle Action Summit Agenda­205.html for info and to register Tuesday, Nov.15, 2005 Confluence Technology Center, Wenatchee, WA

7:30 - 8:30 am Advanced Vehicle Show & Continental Breakfast 8:30 - 8:50 am Welcome and Introductory Comments 8:50 -10:30 am Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs)

  • What are PHEVs, why all the buzz, and why is the City of Austin launching the Plug-in Partners National Campaign?
    - Roger Duncan, Austin Energy
  • How do PHEVs work? Where is the technology headed?
    - Professor Andy Frank, Ph.D., Center for Hybrid Excellence, UC Davis
  • Why pursue a PHEV future in North Central Washington?
    - Jim White, Ph.D., Chelan County PUD

    10:30 - 10:40 am Break 10:40 - 12:00 pm Renewable Fuels : Hydrogen, Bio-diesel, Ethanol, Wind and Solar
    - Rosa Young, Ph.D., V.P. of Technology for Ovonic Hydrogen Systems, LLC
    - David Granatstein, Ph.D., Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources, Washington State University
    - Jim White, Ph.D., Sustainable Natural Alternative Power(SNAP) program founder,Chelan County PUD

    12:00 - 12:45 pm Luncheon and Vehicle Show 12:45 -1:30 pm CalCars -- Strategies for Conversions and Mass-Produced Plug-in Hybrids
    - Felix Kramer, Founder, The California Cars Initiative

    1:30 - 3:30 pm Advanced Vehicle Initiative Emerging Vision -- Ron Johnston Rodriguez, Port of Chelan County Progress, Plans, Needs -- AVI Partnership Panel Brainstorming and Next Steps -- Delore Zimmerman, Ph.D., CEO PRAXIS

    3:30 - 4:30 pm Advanced Vehicle Show *This agenda is subject to change

    About The AVI Coalition

    A growing mix of partners from within North Central Washington, Vashon Island, Seattle and outside the state are contributing to this effort. Their participation expands the depth and reach of the initiative with exciting opportunities for joint project development and significant statewide impacts.

    The founding partners of the Advanced Vehicle Initiative include: Port of Chelan County, Wenatchee Valley College, Washington Public Utility Districts Association, Washington State University Center for Sustaining Agricultural and Natural Resources, and the Institute for Environment Research and Education.

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