Promoting electric drive technologies and infrastructure

EDTA President Brian Wynne Named One of 100 “Most Influential People” In the Electric Vehicle Market

Monday, June 13, 2011

Washington, D.C. — June 13, 2011 — Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA) president Brian Wynne today was named one of the most influential people in the electric vehicle industry.

Automotive News’ “Electrifying 100” list of the “most influential people leading the global transformation of the automobile to an electrified fleet” also includes leaders such as President Obama, General Motors’ Vehicle Line Director for the Chevrolet Volt Tony Posawatz, Nissan’s CEO Carlos Ghosn and EDTA Hall of Fame recipient Ed Kjaer, Director of Plug In Vehicle Readiness at Southern California Edison. Wynne and the other recipients will be recognized tonight in Detroit, in conjunction with the magazine’s Green Car Conference.

“I am honored to be included on the ‘Electrifying 100’ list,” said Wynne. “This recognition is also an honor for EDTA as an association, as it represents the meaningful work we are doing to advance all aspects of electric drive in America – including collaborating with utilities, as well as charging infrastructure and battery technology companies. Electric drive technologies – those available today and those on the horizon – will help the U.S. achieve greater energy security, spend more of its energy dollars domestically, expand competitiveness and create jobs, while at the same time creating a cleaner environment."

Automotive News chose Wynne as one of the top industry influencers because he has helped increase EDTA Membership from 65 companies in 2004 to 110 companies in April 2011, and has diversified the market sectors represented by those companies. He is currently planning for EDTA to host the 26th International Electric Vehicle Symposium (EVS), held May 6-9, 2012, in Los Angeles. Furthermore, the magazine recognized Wynne for the recent launch of, an EDTA website designed to educate consumers about purchasing and owning a plug-in electric vehicle.


About EDTA: The Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA) is the trade association representing battery, hybrid, plug-in hybrid and fuel cell electric drive technologies and infrastructure. EDTA conducts public policy advocacy, education, industry networking, and international conferences. EDTA’s membership includes automotive and other equipment manufacturers, energy companies, technology developers, component suppliers, and government agencies. For more information about EDTA and its members, visit For information about owning and operating electric vehicles, please visit


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