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NC PEV Taskforce Meeting
June 19, 2012 in the Piedmont Triad Area
The third quarterly North Carolina Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Taskforce meeting will be held in the Piedmont Triad at the Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden in Kernersville, N.C. This meeting will serve as the halfway benchmark for the NC PEV Readiness Initiative, Plugging in from Mountains to Sea (which will produce a State PEV Readiness Plan and four Community PEV Readiness Plans to be released by the end of 2012). Registration for this exciting event is free! Stakeholders from across the state will be attending to learn and participate in the discussion on preparing North Carolina for electric vehicle readiness.
Paul J. Ciener Botanical Gardens Conference Center, Photo Source: http://www.pjcbg.org
The Taskforce is excited to announce that Terry Komlos, manager, Zero Emissions Mobility, Nissan North America will deliver the keynote address. The meeting will also feature panel discussions on:
- Community PEV Readiness Plan Processes: Community leads from Asheville, Charlotte, Piedmont Triad, and the Triangle will share their share thoughts on barriers and successes they face while preparing community PEV readiness plans through the Mountains to Sea grant award.
- NC PEV Taskforce Working Groups Panel: The State PEV Taskforce working group chairs will answer questions and share their work for the state working groups. Taskforce Working Groups include: Vehicles, Infrastructure, Economic Development, Incentives, Education and Outreach, and Policy Codes and Standards.
- PEV Industry: The North Carolina Department of Commerce will lead a conversation with three North Carolina PEV industry representatives on the barriers and opportunities for establishing and growing a PEV related business in North Carolina.
All taskforce attendees will be invited to participate in panel discussions via live audience response polling.
Who Should Attend?
The NC PEV Taskforce encourages stakeholders from across the state to attend this exciting event. Examples of those who should attend include:
- Local and State Government Officials
- Permitting and Inspections Officials
- Community and Regional Planners
- Universities, Colleges and Community Colleges
- Nonprofit organizations
- PEV Industry Representatives
- Small Business and Corporate Campuses
- Electric Utilities
- Economic Development Organizations
- Civic Groups
- Sustainability Professionals
- Environmental Organizations
Vendors can submit an application to display their PEV related products and services for the June 19 Taskforce meeting. Only a limited amount of vendors will be allowed due to the size of the venue, so submit your application today! Click here to download the vendor application.
Information on the NC PEV Taskforce:
The NC PEV Taskforce is an initiative sponsored by N.C. Department of Commerce and Advanced Energy was established to bring stakeholders together to accelerate the adoption of PEVs and create green jobs in North Carolina. The NC PEV Taskforce was infused with funding to create a State PEV Readiness Plan through the NC PEV Readiness Initiative DOE Grant "Plugging in From Mountains to Sea (M2S)."
The NC PEV Readiness Initiative: A M2S planning project with funding provided by the U.S. Department of Energy's Clean Cities Program through Centralina Council of Governments. Partners include: Advanced Energy, Land‐of‐Sky Regional Council, NC Solar Center/NC State University, Piedmont Triad Regional Council and Triangle J Council of Governments.