Keynote Presentation – Changing the Way We Think about Vehicle Technology

    The automotive industry is in the midst of a fundamental disruption, with electric vehicles merely symbolizing the beginning of the movement. Ian Wright, CEO of Wrightspeed and Co-founder of Tesla Motors, will zero in on the impact of electric drive technology to date and share a vision grounded in today’s economic landscape for proliferating EVs and alternative systems in general. In just one example and for many of the same reasons, decades ago aviation changed from piston engines to turbines, and now turbines will begin to replace piston engines in range-extended electric vehicle applications. These changes to technology and applying them in the commercial vehicle industry will have a tremendous impact on the way we think about vehicle technology.