The organizers of the 2001 Electric Transportation Industry Conference brought
together experts from around the world to share their views on numerous
issues related to the development and deployment of electric-drive vehicles.
The morning plenary session on December 13, 2001 featured five such experts, three
of whom we feature below. The fourth, Frank Ingriselli, is featured in a
separate presentation. The fifth panelist, Dan Sperling, will be featured in a future presentation.
Click the speaker's photograph to listen to their RealPlayer audio file.
The former head of GM and now chairman of Energy Conversion Devices
gives his perspective on the progress made in electrid-drive
development over the last decade.
The executive director of the Electric Vehicle Association of the
Americas talks about the role her organization plays in helping
make electric-drive technology a reality.
Former Car & Driver journalist and founder of the Green Car Institute
talks about the challenges confronting an industry still trying to
establish its rightful place in an oil-dependent world.