Business

Business Models for the Electric Vehicle Market

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The Plug-In 2011 Conference held in Raleigh, North Carolina, June 18 -21, featured the latest in plug-in electric vehicles. However, the conference was as much about business models as it was the technology of plug-in electric vehicles. Until now, the plug-in electric vehicle industry has been a technology in search of a business model.  Carmakers still do not have a compelling business model for selling plug-in electric vehicles like the Nissan Leaf or the Chevy Volt PHEV (plug-in hybrid electric vehicle). They have not made the case to Americans for paying a premium price for an automobile with a practical driving range of 60 –

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Business

Electric Vehicle Conference Coming to Research Triangle

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Registration is now open for the Plug-In 2011 Conference & Exposition. The Exposition will bring together experts on the technical advances, market research, and policy initiatives shaping the future of plug-in hybrid (PHEV), electric vehicles (EV), and electric transportation. The fourth annual international conference which for the first time will include an attendee ride-n-drive will take place July 18-21, 2011, in Raleigh, North Carolina. The agenda for Plug-In 2011 will include four high-level plenary sessions, plus breakout sessions with working experts on vehicle, component and infrastructure technologies; results of pilot programs; customer surveys; PEV/PHEV readiness plans; and the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. It

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