Commonwealth National Podcast

Turning over a New LEAF: The Start of an Electric Vehicle Revolution? (5/18/2010)


Tony Posawatz, Vehicle Line Director, Chevy Volt, General Motors
Mark Duvall, Director of Electric Transportation, Electric Power Research Institute
Jit Bhattacharya, CEO, Mission Motors
Richard Lowenthal, CEO, Coulomb Technologies Inc.
Kerry Curtis, Chair, The Commonwealth Club’s Environment & Natural Resources Member-Led Forum; Member, The Commonwealth Club's Board of Governors - Moderator

As legislation compels manufacturers to innovate with cleaner vehicles, the world’s need for mobility is increasing. How can we meet that combined challenge? Hybrid and natural gas vehicles have been accepted and proven viable. But what about electric vehicles? Can they address their shortcomings while improving on their advantages? Our panel of experts will discuss the environmental, engineering, market acceptance and other issues regarding electric cars possibly becoming the vehicle of the future.

This program was recorded at The Commonwealth Club in San Francisco on May 18, 2010