MEDIA ADVISORY: Symposium on Electric Vehicles at UCSC on Saturday, March 10

What: A special event to showcase the emerging electric vehicles technologies, hosted by the Baskin School of Engineering at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS).

When: Saturday, March 10, 2007, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Vehicle displays are scheduled from noon to 1 p.m. Talks are scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m.)

Where: Simularium (Room 180), Engineering 2 Building, UC Santa Cruz

Who: Industry leaders will explain their technologies and demonstrate their vehicles. Speakers include Ian Wright, designer of the X1 high-performance electric car; Tom Gage, president and CEO of AC Propulsion; and Assemblymember John Laird.

Details: A range of speakers will explain the sociological and political issues of integrating electric vehicles in our society, as well as demonstrate the technological advances that have transformed the vehicles into practical, efficient transportation suitable for the majority of our needs. Numerous electric vehicles will be on display and demonstrated by industry representatives.

Additional Information is available on the CITRIS web site. Media are advised to register online; lunch provided for registered attendees.