5th International Environmentally Friendly Vehicle Conference set for Sept. 10-12


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The progress and future of greener and cleaner vehicles – large and small – will be on exhibit and the focus of expert panel discussions during the 5th International Environmentally Friendly Vehicle Conference at the Baltimore Convention Center from Sept. 10-12.

This is the first time the EFV Conference has been hosted in the United States and the first time heavy-duty truck issues will be included along with passenger car forums. The theme of the conference is “Innovation, Investment and Opportunity.”

The official hosts of the conference are the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Energy and Environment Canada. The three-day agenda includes environmental officials from the United Nations and several other nations, members of the media and industry officials participating in a wide variety of panel discussions. In addition, several clean energy vehicles ranging from clean diesel to electric and fuel-cell vehicles will be available to view and test-drive on Monday.

The Diesel Technology Forum is a sponsor of the conference and an exhibitor. Also, Allen Schaeffer, the forum’s executive director, will moderate a panel discussion entitled “Technologies and Fuels for Economic Growth and Sustainability in the Heavy Duty Sector.”

“The Diesel Technology Forum is extremely proud to be a sponsor, exhibitor and panelist during the first International Environmentally Friendly Vehicle Conference to be hosted in the United States,” Schaeffer said. “With an international gathering of government, environmental and top industry officials, this conference will offer a unique opportunity to learn about the success stories and challenges associated with global efforts to expand the use of cleaner and more efficient vehicles.”