Andy Grove on American Energy Resilience
By EV World
Former Intel Chairman Andy Grove spoke this week at the Plug-In 2008 Conference in San Jose. The topic of his talk is the role of what he calls "dual-fuel" vehicles capable of running on electricity and gasoline or comparable liquid fuel.
He estimates that if the 100 million "large form factor" vehicles that include pick-ups, SUVs and vans where converted to plug-in hybrids, we could cut our oil imports by 50%.
Like the electric vehicle conversion program in Mexico being managed by EAE, Grove sees the thousands of automotive repair shops across the country becoming conversion centers.
He also calls for a revision of intellectual property laws with a shift to an Open Source approach being developed in the IT industry.
He lays out a series of steps to make this transition possible including calling for an industry task force to present a plan to the next president on Inauguration Day 2009.
He concludes by stressing the importance of repairing the Commons, a shared responsibility.
"We face a clear and present danger," he stated.
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