The turn of the last century brought cars that were powered by gasoline, diesel, steam, batteries and even wood chips but it was the internal combustion engine that was the clear leader. Now 100 plus years later where are we?
When will the technologies powering our everyday drivers shift away from internal combustion? Will alternative fuel vehicles move from rarely sold to "bread and butter" best sellers?
The 2015 NEMPA/MIT Technology Conference will host a panel of experts to examine where we are today: from our ability to meet government mandated targets on fuel economy and reducing emissions, to the real driving forces of the innovation in green vehicle technologies beyond tax rebates, mandates and the pressure of high oil and gas prices.
We'll also discuss the infrastructure challenges and the manufacturers' quest to overcome consumers' misconceptions and fears of new technology and provide them with value-added products that meet or exceed their demands.
Schedule & Location
THURSDAY, MAY 21, 2015
SUBJECT TO CHANGE
11:30 AM Registration
12:30 PM Lunch
1:30 Moderator’s Introduction
1:45 Opening Remarks by Panelists
3:00 Questions for the Panel
4:00 Closing Remarks by the Moderator
4:10 - 5:15 Reception & Networking
(NEMPA's annual awards banquet begins at 6:00 PM, also in the MIT Media Lab.)