Overflow crowd at DC plug-in conference
Plugs and Cars
JUNE 13, 2008
The benefits to the environment were repeatedly mentioned, and the national security rationale for plug-ins was brought to the fore. News of oil by the barrel and gas by the gallon reaching new highs had been dominating TV and print, so it was perhaps not surprising that the Google/Brookings Plug-in Electric Vehicle Conference saw overflow crowds. The speeches and hallway chatter suggested plug-in vehicles have finally caught the attention of industry bigwigs and policy makers.