January 28, 2004
Ronald Regan Building And International Trade Center
The Japan International Transport Institute under the
Auspices of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport
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1819 L STREET, N.W. SUITE 1000
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20036
Activities of our institute are made possible through the generous assistance of the Nippon Foundation.
The Development & Dissemination Of Environmentally Friendly Vehicles (EFVs)|
Attaining an Environmentally Friendly Automobile Society
The development and dissemination of safe, environmentally-friendly and affordable motor vehicles are important goals for Japan and the U.S. The exploration of possible paths to reach these goals, based on the knowledge about current and future automotive technology and the availability of fuel sources, is an urgent task for both countries.
This conference offers an excellent opportunity for concerned parties in both the public and private sectors of Japan and the U.S. to share the latest information on the progress of technological studies, as well as policies and programs for the promotion of Environmentally Friendly Vehicles (EFVs).
The main focus of the conference will be the future of fuel cell vehicles, hybrid powered vehicles and other EFVs, which will help the participants see where the future will take them in the 2020-2030 timeframe.
Prominent environment and automobile experts from both countries will make presentations, and a panel discussion, moderated by Alan Lloyd, will follow.
President, Japan International Transport Institute
Director, Office of Transportation and Air Quality, US Environmental Protection Agency
Chairman, California Air Resources Board
Director, General Engineering and Safety Department, Ministry of Land Infrastructure and Transport
Professor School of Engineering, Waseda University
Senior Staff Engineer, Toyota Motor Corporation Chairman-Committee for Electric Propulsion Vehicle, Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association
Vice President-Environmental Affairs, Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers
Senior Representative Japan International Transport Institute