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MAR 15 -Have Electric Vehicles Reached a Tipping Point? -MIT CLUB

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March 15, 2018
Dinner & Networking 6:30-7:30 pm; .................. Program 7:30-9:30 pm
Xerox PARC, 3333 Coyote Hill Road, Palo Alto, California 94304


$45 General Admission - $10 discount with promotion code .........EVE315

Electric vehicles are set to overcome historic and significant hurdles: sticker price, range anxiety and limited model options. Annual sales are forecasted to jump from 1% today to 25% in 2030 and cross 50% by 2040. Nearly every major car maker has announced new models for EVs. By 2020, there will be 44 models of EVs available in North America. Please join us for a lively panel discussion with diverse electric vehicle experts as they provide their take on the future of the industry and tackle tough questions like:

• What are the remaining technical, economic and political hurdles that will impact the mass adoption of EVs?

• Charging infrastructure vs EVs – the chicken and the egg problem. What’s the right amount and mix of charging infrastructure?

• When will EVs be cheaper to own than conventional internal combustion engine vehicles?

• Battery costs have fallen 74% since 2010 – what other technology opportunities exist (i.e. new battery chemistries, economies of scale)?

• California’s latest Executive Order targets 5 million EVs on the road by 2030. How do we get there? Questions? Please contact Bessma Aljarbou at [masked]

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