SS eMeter: voyage to the Networked Electric Vehicle Conference

October 29, 2011 at 10:35 pm

Recently I was on a panel at the Networked EV Conference in San Francisco. This was a perfect outing for theSS eMeter — our company’s new all-electric Nissan Leaf.

Driving the 23 miles from our San Mateo office to San Francisco used about one third of the battery charge. Yes, if you suspect I’m a lead-foot driver, you’re right — and something about speeds starting with an “8″ still plague me. Fortunately, this was an uneventful drive.

Parking in downtown San Francisco is as costly as ever — but the parking attendant had heard of the EVs and was eager to get to park one. I gave him a few pointers on operating the vehicle, to most of which he replied, “Oh, just like my car…”

My conference panel, “Networked EV Charging Infrastructure: Fast Charging, Networked Cars and Emerging Business Models,” was preceded by a 3.9 earthquake (mild by Bay Area standards) which failed to empty the PG&E Auditorium. I took that as a positive sign of the audience’s interest in the panel’s topic.

My fellow panelists were ECOtality North America CEO Don Karner, and SDG&E smart grid architect Josh Gerber. Moderator Emma Ritch of Greentech Media asked some tough questions.

Some highlights from this panel…

Full post: SS eMeter’s voyage to the Networked Electric Vehicle Conference

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