Conference on ‘Future of Electric Vehicles’ at LMU


“The Future of Electric Vehicles” is the theme of the fifth annual U.S.-Japan Green Conference, which will be held Thursday, May 19, from 2 to 5:30 p.m. (conference) and 5:30 to 7 p.m. (networking reception) at University Hall and Roski Dining Hall on the Loyola Marymount University campus, 1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles.

The electric vehicle (EV) market and the commercial and industrial models planned in the next few years are well publicized. It is anticipated that the total market for electric vehicles is expected to double for cars, and the total market is expected to quintuple in the next 10 years. Progress of the electric vehicle industry continues to be transformed by breakthroughs in both design and technology.

Leading experts in the EV industry will share their experience and new technologies in industrial and commercial electric vehicles and the batteries that power them.

This conference is an official World Trade Week event that brings together professionals from a diverse group of small, medium and large companies, as well as entrepreneurs and government representatives. It is presented by the Japan America Society of Southern California and Port of Los Angeles, with Mitsubishi Electric & Electronics USA Inc. as endowed sponsor.

The panelists are:

Edward T. Kjaer, director, electric transportation, Southern California Edison

David N. Patterson, P.E., chief engineer, mobile emissions, regulatory affairs and certification, Mitsubishi Motors R&D of America Inc.

Joseph Rasmussen, campus sustainability coordinator, Loyola Marymount University

Thomas Yamaguchi, director, business development, International Rectifier

Admission is $40 for JAS members, $50 for non-members, guests and at the door, $25 for students with ID.

For additional information regarding Japan America Society events, call (213) 627-6217, ext. 205, email [email protected] or visit


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  1. Electric vehicle has its mechanical and environmental advantages. However, it is an expensive car. It has energy efficient engine for a good use. Federal law grants a tax credit to people who purchase electric vehicles. However, there are only a small number of EV models from major manufacturers. There are some corporations that convert new vehicles, some of which qualify for the EV tax credit also. If you want car finance for bad credit, you will get a new electric car.

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