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Events: Napa Valley Schoolbus This Fri. / Conversion in Boston in Sept.
Aug 9, 2007 (From the CalCars-News archive)
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Tthe Advanced Energy Consortium has sponsored a number of plug-in hybrid school buses sponsored by -- see htpp://www/ for a list and map. The first one to come to California will be welcomed at an event this Fri., Aug. 10, 2007 at 2:00 PM, at the Napa Valley Unified School District Office. You can find information on that event in the paragraphs below, including links to the invitation.

We're also taking this opportunity to announce that a team of volunteers lead by CalCars will perform the first East Coast public conversion of a Prius into a Plug-in Hybrid at the Embedded Systems Conference, part of CMP's TechMash 2007. Instructions on how the conversion will be done can be found at the Electric Auto Association's open-source (and ever evolving) PHEV wiki on the topic We reprint the press release below. Watch for more events soon...

California to Welcome Plug-In Hybrid Electric School Bus

View one of the nation's first plug-in hybrid electric school buses at a press conference in California's beautiful Napa Valley.

One of the nation's first plug-in hybrid electric school buses to be delivered to Napa Valley Unified School District by Advanced Energy, IC Corporation and Enova Systems

The Napa Valley Unified School District will become one of eight school districts in the U.S. - and the first in California - to operate a new plug-in hybrid electric school bus after the official delivery event on Fri., Aug. 10, 2007. The new bus will help offset increasing fuel costs for the district, with the potential to double fuel efficiency and reduce emissions by up to 90 percent. The new bus is a result of a nationwide initiative called the Plug-In Hybrid Electric School Bus Project <>, led by Raleigh, N.C.-based Advanced Energy <>, a non-profit corporation that initiated a buyer's consortium of school districts, state energy agencies and student transportation providers. The hybrid plug-in school bus is built by IC Corporation, the nation's largest school bus manufacturer, and Enova Systems, a leading provider of hybrid drive systems. By the end of 2007, 19 hybrid school buses will be in operation because of the nationwide collaborative effort and key sponsorships and grants. To view the invitation click here <> or for more information, visit

To view a map of the scheduled deliveries nationwide, visit

About IC Corporation IC Corporation is a wholly owned affiliate of Navistar International Corporation (OTC: NAVZ). The nation's largest integrated manufacturer of school buses, IC Corporation is a leader in passenger protection, chassis design, engines and ergonomics. The company is also a producer of commercial buses. All IC Corporation buses are sold, serviced and supported through a renowned dealer network that offers an integrated customer program encompassing parts, training and service. Additional information is available site at

About Advanced Energy Advanced Energy is a Raleigh, N.C.-based nonprofit corporation that strives to create environmental, economic and societal benefits through innovative and market-based approaches to energy. The Hybrid Electric School Bus Project represents a collaborative effort among many parties to improve the nation's fuel efficiency and air quality. The project has demonstrated that industry, government and non-profits can successfully work together to improve the environment and encourage the economy.­cgi-bin/­­www/­story/­07-26-2007/­0004633608&EDATE=

CMP's TechMash 2007 Brings Together Thought Leaders for Embedded Systems, RFID, and Software Development

More than 200 exhibitors and 5,000 attendees to meet in Boston September 18-21 to openly discuss industry issues, news and the technologies of the future

MANHASSET, N.Y., July 26 /PRNewswire/ -- CMP Technology today announces that its TechMash 2007 (­techmash) will bring together three of its conferences -- Embedded Systems Conference, Software Development Best Practices and RFID World -- to the Hynes Convention Center in Boston September 18-21. The spirit of collaboration and combined brain power will be alive during TechMash as attendees hear from the foremost experts in each industry, view the latest in technology advancements and evolve their knowledge-base. TechMash 2007 will include: -- Embedded Systems Conference (­esc/­boston/­); the industry's largest international embedded technical conference and exhibition. -- Software Development Best Practices (­2007/­sdbp/­); a strategic forum for senior software developers. -- RFID World (­boston/­); serving the community that is using, building, leveraging, and driving radio frequency identification (RFID) technology.

TechMash 2007 Keynote Speakers: -- Joe Jensen, General Manager, Intel's Embedded Markets Division -- Robert C. Cresanti, Coalition Against Counterfeiting and Piracy, U.S. Chamber of Commerce -- Jim Harper, Director of Information Policy Studies, The Cato Institute -- Ben Aderson, Manager, Technology Policy and State Government Affairs, AeA -- Jim McCarthy, President, McCarthy Technologies -- Ivar Jacobson, Chairman, Ivar Jacobson International

TechMash 2007 Special Events: -- The first East Coast public conversion of a plug-in hybrid car lead by members of the California Cars Initiative (, resulting in a Toyota Prius that gets 100+ miles per gallon (plus electricity). -- Live Vectrix Teardown; Discover the inner workings of the Vectrix MAXI-Scooter, the world's first high-powered electric two-wheel vehicle. -- Live Nike Triax Elite Teardown; The Nike Triax Elite is a fully featured personal fitness measurement device offering a combined heart-rate monitor, accurate electronic pedometer and data upload capability. -- Intel Chopper Giveaway; an Intel-themed custom built embedded technology-based motorcycle by Orange County Choppers.

About CMP Technology ( CMP Technology is a marketing solutions company serving the technology industry. Through its market-leading portfolio of trusted information brands, CMP has earned the confidence of more technology professionals than any other media company. As a result, CMP is the premier provider of access, insight and actionable programs designed to connect sellers and buyers in ways that yield superior return on investment. CMP Technology is a subsidiary of United Business Media (, a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $3 billion.

About TechMash CMP Technology will celebrate the spirit of collaboration and combined brain power at TechMash Boston 2007. TechMash 2007 will include The Embedded Systems Conference (­esc/­boston/­); the industry's largest international embedded technical conference and exhibition, Software Development Best Practices (­2007/­sdbp/­); a strategic forum for senior software developers, and RFID World Boston (­boston/­), focused on security, privacy and authentification issues for the community that is using, building, leveraging, and driving radio frequency identification (RFID) technology.

Carole Trachimovsky Linda Uslaner The Horn Group for CMP Technology CMP Technology ctrachimovsky@... luslaner@...

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