The latest wave of electric cars rolling into the market will be cars connected to the power grid and increasingly, to cellular networks. Along with smart meters and the smart grid, electric vehicles and EV charging stations will be areas to watch.

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Will electric vehicles gain traction within the mass market? Will consumers move past range anxiety and fears of being stranded on a highway with a piece of machinery that AAA can’t fix? Can connected cars provide more revenues for the saturated wireless market? At Green:Net 2011, we’ll be looking at multiple aspects of the electric vehicle market from the current players to the opportunities for innovation.

  • Electric vehicle disruptors, Diarmuid O’Connell of Tesla Motors and Chris Paulson of CODA Automotive, talk about how they are taking the electric car revolution into their own hands.
  • Cell phones and EVs enable remote battery management and reduced range anxiety. Edward Pleet of Ford Motor Company and Nick Pudar of General Motors speak about their latest innovations.
  • How can the social web connect like-minded consumers and support green business models? Meet Shelby Clark, Founder and CEO of RelayRides
  • 10 Big Ideas. We’re not revealing the lineup until March 24, but we can say that mobile apps related to EVs will certainly be represented.

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