December 13, 2007

Vancouver to host first-ever Auto FutureTech Summit in 2008

Vancouver, British Columbia – Members of the automotive industry will come together for the first time at Auto FutureTech Summit, to be held in Vancouver in March 2008. Industry leaders are calling the event a key step to creating solutions for the environmental and sustainability challenges faced within the industry; it will be held in conjunction with GLOBE 2008, North America’s premier event on the business of the environment.

“The search for greener cars is a critical global issue,” said Feng An, Executive Director for the Innovation Center for Energy and Transportation. “Addressing the world’s environmental challenges with respect to transportation requires bringing players from the U.S., Europe, Latin America and Asia all to the same table. As a global conference, Auto FutureTech is exactly the summit we need to move forward.”

The event will include General Motors, Ford, Chrysler, Toyota and Honda, along with suppliers including Delphi Corporation, Continental Automotive and Johnson Controls-Saft Advanced Power Solutions.

The conference sessions will explore the emergence of biofuels and electric drive, including hybrids, plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles.

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