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zouk organises electric-mobility financing workshop at eCarTec Munich

zouk ventures ltd is proud to announce its involvement in the organisation of Munich’s eCarTec trade fair in October 2009. eCarTec is the world’s first trade show to focus exclusively on electric mobility. Bringing together technology startups and automotive OEMs, investors and regulators, service providers and the general public, the show aims to provide a holistic view of the present and future of the electric mobility sector.

Drawing from its experiences in financing both technologies and infrastructure in the cleantech space, zouk has worked closely with the organisers of eCarTec to develop a workshop on financing electric mobility. The workshop comprises of two specialist panels, one on venture capital technology funding and one on infrastructure funding, and a showcase session for emerging e-mobility companies. A high quality and diverse roster of speakers has been assembled for the event to provide maximum insight into the sector and its financing requirements over the coming years. The keynote speaker, Gherardo Corsini of GM Europe, is responsible for the development of the next generation of electric cars, the Chevrolet Volt and the Opel Ampera.

Alois Flatz, Partner at zouk, stated, “We see great potential in the growth market of electric-mobility. In creating the eCarTec financing workshop, zouk strengthens its position as one of Europe’s leading cleantech investors, and importantly, one prepared to take a stance. In enabling relevant minds in private finance and entrepreneurship to voice their opinions at the workshop, we aim to accelerate the development of this key sector to parity with conventional mobility systems.”

About eCarTec Munich

eCarTec will be held at the New Munich Trade Fair Centre and will present electric vehicles, storage technology, drive and engine technology. It also deals with the topics of energy, infrastructure and financing. A training area for latest electric vehicles is also included. The trade fair focuses on a specialist audience, including decision makers from business and politics. Moreover, the eCarTec Award will be granted in five categories for the first time: The organizers seek to award the most innovative and promising projects, products or technologies from the field of electromobility.

About zouk ventures

Founded in 1999, zouk ventures is a London based investment manager focusing on expansion stage capital in cleantech markets as well as renewable and environmental infrastructure opportunities. zouk currently manages three technology funds and invests in solar infrastructure projects through zouk Solar Opportunities Ltd. zouk has been a leading investor in the carbon market for over seven years and is a founding member of the Cleantech Venture Network in Europe. For more information please visit