PHEV ’09 - Plug-In Hybrids and Electric Vehicles Conference and Trade Show (PHEV)

Venue: Hyatt Regency Hotel

Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Event Date/Time: Sep 28, 2009 End Date/Time: Sep 30, 2009
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On behalf of Electric Mobility Canada, our conference partners and sponsors, we are pleased to welcome you to PHEV ’09 - Plug-In Hybrids and Electric Vehicles Conference and Trade Show taking place in Montreal, Quebec, September 28 to 30, 2009.
We acknowledge the outstanding work of the University of Manitoba and The Centre for Sustainable Transportation at the University of Winnipeg who organized the successful PHEV’07 conference in Winnipeg. Their conference ignited a large interest in this topic and we hope to continue serving this need with PHEV’09. We are grateful to the ‘Centre National du Transport Avancé’ from Saint-Jérôme, Québec for partnering Electric Mobility Canada and for providing important technical and other support in organizing this event.

The Conference Program will be of particular value to those operating or planning to operate Plug-In Hybrid Vehicles and Electric Vehicles in conditions such as found in Canada's extreme climate, the military and remote communities.

The year 2009 will be a turning point in both actions and events in all regions of the globe for the promotion of electric vehicles of all forms and for all modes of transportation. The current energy and environmental issues are serious for all aspects of society but particularly challenging in the field of transportation. Our economies and life-styles have become dependent on extensive transportation networks that rely on cheap energy supplied almost exclusively by fossil fuels, a commodity that is now accepted as declining in supply while the transportation demands continue to increase.

Like many other jurisdictions, Canada has challenges and opportunities in dealing with electric vehicles. Canada has undeveloped renewable resources that can be used to substitute liquid fossil fuels with new electrical generation. Our climate dictates that the electric vehicles must live up to the challenges of our severe winter conditions as well as hot and humid summers. While most of our citizens live in urban areas with daily commutes well within the current range of electric vehicle power storage technologies, our inter-provincial and international commercial activities also require vehicles capable of long distance travels. Electric drive vehicles are also considered for use in remote communities, the military and the lunar space rover program.

The program for PHEV ’09 - Plug-In Hybrids and Electric Vehicles will address the issues electric vehicles face when operating in extreme weather and other conditions and will be of value to delegates from Canada, northern US states and other countries with similar operating conditions. We urge you to register for this unique event.