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  • The Road to Widespread Adoption of Electric Vehicles

    Thursday, February 11, 2010 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    The New York Academy of Sciences

    Presented by the Greening Transportation & Infrastructure Discussion Group

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    Electric vehicles can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50% to 75% compared with conventional gasoline-powered cars. Several automakers including GM and Toyota plan to roll out plug-in hybrid electric vehicles in the next two years while Nissan has announced the availability of full battery electric vehicles in late 2010. Widespread market penetration of electric vehicles and battery dominant hybrids requires addressing issues that include availability of recharging stations, capacity of the electric grid and consumer understanding and acceptance of the new technology. Just how is this accomplished in a dense urban environment? This panel discussion will explore these practical issues for electric vehicle introduction in New York City.

    Panel Agenda


    Bruce Schaller

    New York City Department of Transportation


    Britta Gross

    General Motors

    Mike Ligett

    Progress Energy

    Joseph P. Oates

    Energy Management

    Neal Parikh

    Office of Long-term Planning and Sustainability

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