Vancouver, British Columbia – More than 250 electric vehicle (EV) experts and delegates from around the world have gathered in Vancouver this week for the EV 2010 VÉ Conference and Trade Show, which includes an evening open to the public.

From September 13 to 16, the event will bring together speakers and exhibitors representing auto manufacturers, utilities, academia, battery and component suppliers, and governments from Canada, the U.S., Europe and Asia.

“With British Columbia having the highest hybrid adoption rate in Canada, cleaner and greener travel options are clearly a priority for our residents,” said John Yap, Minister of State for Climate Action. “We are committed to making British Columbia an electric-vehicle-friendly province and recognize the role these vehicles will play in helping us reach our greenhouse gas reduction goals.”

The show is open to the public on Wednesday, September 15 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Sheraton Wall Centre on Burrard Street in Vancouver. Included in the evening is the premiere launch of the new short video The Life Electric, as well as featured guest Chelsea Sexton, a former GM EV1 specialist and one of the key individuals in the 2006 documentary film Who Killed the Electric Car?

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