Saturday, September 4, 2010

An Early Glimpse of V2G in Texas ... and a Volt Test Track

State fairs are big. Texas is big. So the Texas state fair is a monster (see This year's version has something big in the electric vehicles/V2G space, with an Electric Vehicle Showcase (EVS) on Thurs and Friday, Sep 23 & 24. Here are a few of the details from the site:

Auto Show: Witness the evolution into the next generation vehicle. Visit with companies, agencies, and municipalities involved in the development of the electric vehicle and infrastructure grid in North Texas in the adjacent exhibit area.

Exhibitors: DFW Clean Cities, North Central Texas Council of Governments, Oncor, TXU Energy, Green Mountain Energy, Chevy, Electric Vehicle North Texas, US Green Building Council North Texas Chapter, and others.

Chevy Ride and Drive Test Track: A unique opportunity to drive an Chevy Volt, activate the charging cycle, and learn how electric vehicles will not only be high performance, cost effective and convenient, but will also help air quality in North Texas.

Oncor Mobile Experience Center (MEC): The MEC will be on-site to demonstrate smart meter technology and give attendees a real-time look at managing electric usage that includes electric vehicle charging at home.

Location: Chevy Ride and Drive Test Track Pennsylvania Ave. Entrance - Gate 1

Sponsors: GM, Texas electric utility Oncor, IBM ...

You can mingle with executives from these and other companies at a VIP Reception Thursday evening. Tickets available HERE. And for more info on the EVS, click HERE.  I'll be there and hope you can make it too.

Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons

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