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Chairmen

2004 EET

Jorge Esteves
Robert Stüssi

 

Urban sustainable mobility is a today's imperative. Electric Driven Vehicles are already a real solution and they are operating quite successfully in their niche markets. Successful demonstrations like EVD-Post, ELCIDIS, LISELEC, Battery and Hybrid bus fleets, etc., have already been showing results, demonstrating that Electric Driven Vehicles can, in fact, provide real contributions to a better quality of life in the cities. An urgent discussion is required on a roadmap for urban sustainable mobility technology, showing the way to the implementation of Electric Driven Technology: Battery, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles. At the event, we want to get the key actors together for a round table: local government, transport providers, professionals, government and NGO's.


The 2004 European ELE-DRIVE Transportation Conference & Exhibition on "Urban Sustainable Mobility is possible - now!", 2004 EET for short, to be held at Estoril, Portugal, on the 18 and 19 March 2004, will provide an opportunity to observe:

- The vision of the cities on sustainable transport systems for mobility and goods distribution;
- State of the art of Battery, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles
- Successful demonstrations developed in several European cities
- Market niches
- Research and development activities
- The need for short-, medium- and long-term roadmaps for the implementation of Electric Driven
- Vehicles technology

This European event, of AVERE - European Association for Battery, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Electric Road Vehicles - aims at filling the gap between two successive European venues: the very successfully EVS, Battery, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exhibition, the world's largest event on Electric Driven Vehicles, that takes place in Europe only every 4-5 years.

The two-day European Conference offers you an opening session with top keynote speakers, a round table with the presence of major actors from the field of sustainable mobility and electric driven vehicles technology; 22 parallel sessions with some 100 papers will illustrate practical solutions as well as the latest technical and scientific progress. The European conference will be preceded by a 1-day national conference.


With a four-day Exhibition, open to the public, an EV Parade and a permanent Ride & Drive, this event will also be a unique opportunity for car and components manufacturers, energy and infrastructure suppliers, research institutes and public and private actors to present their latest progress in the field.
The Estoril Congress Centre is very well located, near the sea and in the heart of the Lisbon costal area, with the famous Estoril, Cascais and Sintra close by.

If your agenda allows it, the Lisbon area is famous for the various opportunities it has to offer, in complement to the 2004 EET professional achievements. With several major events taking place in Portugal and in the Lisbon area during 2004, this could be a further opportunity for you to enjoy our country.


We are sure that the 2004 EET will be a great opportunity for you to connect to the EV world and to urban sustainable mobility. We invite you to visit, see and experiment the many exciting pleasures and adventures that await you in Estoril next March.

We wish all participants an enjoyable stay in Portugal

 

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