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Warrendale, PA, July 6, 2005 - The Society of Automotive Engineers in affiliation with ABI Research will present “Business and Technological Issues for Hybrid Commercial Vehicles” in a live, interactive telephone/webcast format.

DATE: Thursday, July 28, 2005

TIME: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. EDT

MODERATOR: Dan Benjamin
Senior Analyst, ABI Research

FEATURED SPEAKERS: Jeffrey L. Carpenter
Senior Chief Engineer – Controls, Eaton Corp.
Ricardo Espinosa
Vice President – Engineering, Azure Dynamics Corp.

FEATURED TOPICS: - Discussion focusing on issues in the ongoing development of hybrid technology for Commercial Vehicles
- Benefits/limitations of hybrid technology in buyer’s business model
- Cost vs. capability of hybrid development
- Overview of existing design choices
- Analysis of ABI Research’s report “Commercial Hybrid Electrical Vehicles.”

Additional information is available by visiting

Regulators, legislators, fleet managers, educators, researchers and students as well as engineers focusing on powertrain design, development, testing and alternative energy sources are encouraged to join this broadcast. Fee is $345. (Fee will be waived for reporters who receive accreditation; please email your request to .)