Hybrid and EV Technology takes Center Stage at SAE International Symposium

WARRENDALE, Pa., Feb. 7, 2013 - SAE International will hold its 10th Annual “Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Technologies Symposium,” Feb. 19-21 at the Hilton Anaheim in Anaheim, Calif.

The technology behind hybrid and electric vehicles continues to be a growing subject as new technologies are being developed and some are already in vehicles or soon will be. The “SAE 2013 Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Technologies Symposium” offers a unique, comprehensive examination of the rapidly growing fields – past, present and future – and will focus on the latest technologies and advancements in the hybrid and electric vehicle markets. Hear first-hand knowledge from leaders in the industry on topics ranging from energy storage, battery technology, plug-in technology, utility preparedness, field testing, fuel cells, regulations and standards and many more.

Highlights of the event include:

·         Keynote address by Shinichi Abe, General Manager of Toyota Motor Corporation's Hybrid System Management Department - “10th Anniversary for the Symposium, How Far Have We Come in 10 Years?”

·         Technical presentations from Chrysler, Honda and Volkswagen

·         Presentations from other industry experts, including Dr. Dan Sperling, Director, UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies and an ARB Board Member, Fuel Cell Partnership; Tom Cackette, former Deputy Director, California Air Resources Board; and Aaron Robinson, Executive Editor, Car & Driver

·         New for 2013… Download the event's mobile application to your smartphone or tablet by visiting http://engineering.sae.org/myhybridapp/

For complete details on the “SAE 2013 Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Technologies Symposium,” visit http://www.sae.org/events/hybridev/attend/; or call 1-877-606-7323 or 1-724-776-5970 (outside the U.S. or Canada). Click here for the latest information regarding the event’s technical sessions and speakers.

To request press credentials, email pr@sae.org or call 1-724-773-8522.

SAE International is a global association of more than 138,000 engineers and related technical experts in the aerospace, automotive and commercial-vehicle industries. SAE International's core competencies are life-long learning and voluntary consensus 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.

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