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Q&A: Bringing Electric Cars to the Mass Market - Part 1

Part 5 of 8 part series from Wharton School's expert panel on electric cars.

By EV World

With the introductions out of the way [see links below], the "Bringing Electric Cars to the Mass Market" experts panel began addressing specific questions posed by EV World's publisher, Bill Moore, and then from the attendees, made up largely of MBA students from across the United States.

Mr. Moore's first question asked which of the drivers -- environment, oil addiction, energy security -- where the strongest in propelling the transition to electric-drive vehicles? This was followed up by dealing with the question of just how clean are electric cars since much of America's electric power is generated by the combustion of massive amounts of coal?

The panels are, from left to right, Michael Granoff with Better Place, Vicki Northrup with Think North America, and Charles Gassenheimer, the President and CEO of Ener1.

Previous Panel Videos

  • Bill Moore, Publisher, EV World.com, Introductory Remarks

  • Vicki Northrup, Operations Manager, Think North American, Introductory Remarks

  • Charles Gassenheimer, President, CEO, Ener1, Introductory Remarks

  • Michael Granoff, Oil Independence Policy Manager, Better Place, Introductory Remarks

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    Published: 24-Nov-2008

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