Car manufacturers, environmentalists, utility companies and engineers are meeting in San Jose this week at Plug-In 2010 to talk about making electric cars ready for prime time. Several electric cars are presently on the street or making their debut soon, including the Tesla, the Chevrolet Volt, Nissan Leaf and Mitsubishi iMiev. Are electric cars right for consumers who are prepared to make the switch?
The Future of Electric Cars
Britta Gross, director of global energy systems and infrastructure commercialization for General Motors
Mark Duvall, director of electric transportation for the Electric Power Research Institute
Simon Mui, clean vehicles and fuels scientist with the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
Brian Douglas, syndicated automotive writer and founder of the Western Automotive Journalists organization