Smart Energy International Summit, to be held at the Hyatt at Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco, from October 24-26, 2011, today announced that Getaround has been selected as the event’s official transportation partner. Getaround, a peer-to-peer car sharing service, will provide a zero-emission Tesla Roadster shuttle service for conference speakers and sponsors and an on-site kiosk where conference attendees can instantly rent other available vehicles using http://www.getaround.com.
Hosted by Spintelligent, Smart Energy International is the only international industry conference series where all smart grid stakeholders gather to discuss the strategic future of the energy industry from the perspective of utilities. Whether one is a newcomer to, or a veteran in, the world of smart energy and utilities, attendees gain insights at this event that are essential to the future of smarter energy use. Summit attendees will meet more than 500 senior industry professionals from regulators, IOUs, municipalities, technology vendors, industry bodies, and key executives in smart home, EV and energy storage. To register, please visit: http://www.smartenergyinternational.com.
“By providing privately-owned cars as rentals, and an electric-powered Tesla Roadster as our VIP shuttle, Getaround is showing us all a tangible example of what companies must do to improve the way the world consumes resources and energy,” said Mark Walker, VP North America for Spintelligent, the company behind Smart Energy International.
“Car sharing helps reduce emissions, traffic and our dependence on fossil fuels and costs – initiatives that are particularly important to energy industry workers – which makes the Smart Energy International Summit the perfect opportunity for peer-to-peer car sharing,” said Sam Zaid, CEO of Getaround. “We’re proud to be supporting the transportation needs of the attendees as the Summit’s official partner.”
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