The Gathering Place for the Industry

The EDTA Conference and Annual Meeting is the premier annual event for companies and industry professionals representing the entire electric drive value chain.

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This is your best opportunity in 2014 to network with your colleagues across the supply chain, learn best practices from the entire industry, and experience first-hand the latest innovations in electric drive – all in one place!

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Wahid Nawabi

Wahid Nawabi

President & General Manager

Session Details

To Plug or Not to Plug:  Wired vs. Wireless Charging
May 21, 8:30am-10:00am
As electric drive technologies advance, ‘plugging-in’ may not involve a plug at all. Come watch the leaders in the charging infrastructure industry debate the merits of wired vs. wireless charging of EVs – and be prepared to offer up your questions!


Wahid Nawabi is senior vice president and general manager of Efficient Energy Systems (EES) at AeroVironment.  With 20 years’ experience in advanced technology in diverse industries such as fuel cells, clean tech, industrial manufacturing, and energy management, Wahid is responsible for architecting the roadmap of AeroVironment’s Electric Vehicle “ecosystem” solutions offering. As a former segment manager at American Power Conversion (a division of Schneider Electric), Wahid played a key role in revenue growth of $50 million to more than $2.4 billion, helping to establish the company as a world leader in power protection.  Wahid sees similar potential in the electric vehicle industry and is committed to enabling the mass adoption of EVs and the advancement of the clean transportation movement.