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Looking forward to our discussion on Wed, Oct 20

I am really looking forward to meeting those attending the SAE Convergence Conference on Wednesday, October 20 at Cobo Center in Detroit.

Our “chat” begins promptly at 8 am in room W1-54.

Here are some ideas for our discussion.  To make the session effective for you what would you like to hear discussed?

  1. What do we think the market share of ICE, hybrids, PHEV’s, and EV’s will be in 2020? Ditto for 2030? 
  2.  Should we include Fuel Cell vehicles?
  3. What new car companies will emerge? 
  4.  Will Tesla motors and other small EV companies survive and thrive?
  5.  Today the Leaf costs $32k and the Volt $40k.  Can they compete without subsidies and how low will the price be by 2020 allowing for reasonable ROI
  6.  Will major OEMs make their own electric powertrain components (motors, batteries and power electronics) or will they cede the market to suppliers?
  7.  What will be the impact of the Chinese “share to play” policy do to intellectual property and how will non-Chinese companies deal with it?
  8.  Are we going to see partnerships between major OEM’s until the market develops and then what?
  9.  Are we going to see partnerships between electric utilities, charging station makers and OEM’s?
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