Auburn Hills featured at electric vehicle expo, launches new electric vehicle website

Auburn Hills’ director of community development to serve as speaker at the Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo

Also, city launches new PEV website

Media contacts: Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications; 248.651.7536 cell: 586.817.8414;; Stephanie Carroll, City of Auburn Hills; 248.364.6802; 

Auburn Hills, Mich.—Sept. 11, 2013—The city of Auburn Hills’ Director of Community Development, Steve Cohen, will serve as a speaker at the Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo on Sept. 18 at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Mich. Cohen will lead a discussion titled Infrastructure Models to address how to better prepare a community for plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs).

Sgt  Assesment“More than two years ago, Auburn Hills made an intentional decision to prepare for the fueling needs of plug-in electric vehicle drivers,” said Cohen. “Since then, the city has implemented the state’s first comprehensive Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Ordinance, created best practice standards for on-street charging stations and developed Michigan’s standard for PEV charging station regulatory signs.”

Cohen will address the processes and strategies Auburn Hills used to determine the role communities play in developing a network of charging stations to meet the fueling needs of plug-in electric vehicles; uniform standards to assist with public education and acceptance for plug-in electric vehicle technology; and planning for the current and future infrastructure needs of plug-in electric vehicles.

“Making a community PEV ready does not have to be complicated,” said Cohen. “It just takes advanced planning and commitment.”

To learn more about Auburn Hills’ efforts to become an electric vehicle ready community, visit the city’s new PEV website here.  The Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo runs from Sept. 17-19 at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Mich. Learn more and register for the event here.