June 11th, 2008 | Published in Google.org
Hundreds of participants gathered today in Washington, DC as the kicked off. It was exciting to be able to see, in person, the latest electric car technology.
Outside the hotel we talked to Patrick from GM about their new Chevy Volt. If you look for it you can also spot the A123 car in the background.
Inside the conference room, I got to check out the latest Tesla. Unfortunately it's a little out of my price range...
I also met a bunch of people from around the US and the world and asked what brought them to the conference. Felix Kramer with CalCars who was one of the first to bring electric vehicles to Washington DC many years ago:
And Seth from New York and Lars from Sweden were here to check out the crowd and learn about the latest news and technology: