Raleigh Hosts Plug-In Conference

Research Triangle Region, N.C. -- The city of Raleigh hosted the 2011 Plug-In International Conference July 18-21 for companies and organizations focused on plug-in, hybrid and electric transportation. It was the first time the event was held outside of California.

Organized annually by The Electric Power Research Institute, is one of the largest exhibitions displaying the rapid progress occurring within the electric car and green technologies industry.

Among the market leaders and attendees were manufacturers of hybrid and electric vehicles such as Toyota, Chevrolet, Mitsubishi and Nissan. Manufacturers, such as GE, Siemens and Eaton displayed practical plug-in charging stations they each developed for home, office, and public settings, which are also featured in and around downtown Raleigh.

Raleigh Economic Development Director James Sauls hosted a booth to promote the industry-related initiatives coordinated by the City of Raleigh and Wake County.