Vijay Vaitheeswaran co-author of Zoom, and corresponent for The Economist, moderated the first panel of the conference marvelously.
A world filled with electric vehicles might seem like blue sky to many, but certainly not to the members of the panel, with whom it is an inevitability, as the term blue sky retakes its literal meaning.
… “it’s not just the juice, it’s the jalopy …”
“What if tens of millions of cars and trucks could connect to the electric grid? What impact would that have on geopolitics, the natural environment, the electric grid and family pocketbooks? How would the world be different if cars and trucks could run on electricity in addition to oil?
Shai Agassi – Founder and CEO, Project Better Place
Mark Duvall – Program Manager, Electric Transportation, Electric Power Research Institute
Deron Lovaas – Vehicles Campaign Director, Natural Resources Defense Council
Chelsea Sexton – Executive Director, Plug-in America
Dave Vieau – CEO, A123 System