30 Nov '16, 7am

White House Hosts First-Ever 'Electric Vehicle Datathon'

White House Hosts First-Ever 'Electric Vehicle Datathon'

With the days counting down to its conclusion, the Obama Administration is attempting to boost battery electric vehicles today by hosting a first-ever Electric Vehicle Datathon. The purpose is to uncover more ways to use data to 1) get a better understanding of how plug-in vehicles help the environment and economy, and 2) make electric and plug-in hybrids more attractive to U.S. consumers. The event, held in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy and four of its National Laboratories will bring together EV experts, automakers, charging-station providers, cities and states and the software-development and data-analysis communities, according to a White House blog post . Participants will “review currently available data, identify opportunities for improvement, and discuss new data sets and approaches that can enable EVs going forward,” the blog post said. “The Obama...

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