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SAE International Offers Webcast to Displaced Auto Professionals at Low Rate

DETROIT, May 4, 2009 - To assist displaced automotive professionals in staying up-to-date on technology, SAE International is offering a reduced fee on its next telephone/webcast titled, “Keys to the Electric Car Future: Batteries, Drivetrain and Infrastructure.”

For $20, any displaced automotive professional can participate in the broadcast at SAE International’s Automotive Headquarters in Troy, Mich., May 7, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., EST. To receive this special rate, participants must attend in-person and register in advance by calling SAE Customer Service at 1-877-606-7323.

The 120-minute broadcast will feature a panel of experts addressing the latest issues influencing electric-vehicle development. Open discussion is encouraged during a question-and-answer session.

Bradley Berman, Editor of, will serve as moderator. Other panelists include:

Prabhakar Patil, Chief Executive Officer, Compact Power, Inc.; J.E. "Ted" Robertson, Chief Technology Officer & EVP of New Product Creation, Magna International, Inc.; Nancy L. Gioia, Director, Sustainable Mobility Technologies and Hybrid Vehicle Programs, Ford Motor Company; and Richard Lowenthal, Chief Executive Officer, Coulomb Technologies, Inc.

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SAE International is a global association of more than 121,000 engineers and related technical experts in the automotive, aerospace and commercial-vehicle industries. SAE International's core competencies are life-long learning and standards development. SAE International's charitable arm is the SAE Foundation, which supports many programs, including A World In Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series.