Dr. Christian Shaffer, EC Power COO, has been invited to participate in the DOE EV Everywhere Grand Challenge Battery Workshop in Chicago, IL July 26, 2012. Dr. Shaffer will be a member of a select group of 30–40 Electric Vehicle Battery Leaders from around the United States discussing the battery performance and cost goals of the EV Everywhere Grand Challenge. Also discussed will be the strategy necessary to achieve those goals.
The aggressive goal of this initiative launched by President Obama, is by the year 2022, to enable US-based companies to be the first in the world to develop and manufacture plug-in vehicles with a payback time of less than 5 years and sufficient range and fast-charging ability to allow the average American family to meet their daily transportation needs. See http://energy.gov/articles/president-obama-launches-ev-everywhere-challenge-part-energy-department-s-clean-energy for additional information.